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Free Summer Reading Library at Your Fingertips

In addition to being able to access free books and more at the public library, there is also a digital library with more than 6000 fiction and nonfiction titles available as part of Summer Reading at New York Libraries. Through September 30, 2019, the State Education Department has partnered with myON®, by Renaissance® to bring unlimited, 24/7 access to the Renaissance myON® digital library of enhanced digital books to children from birth through 12th grade and their families!

The 6,000+ fiction and nonfiction texts cover a broad range of themes and topics, and there are flexible supports (such as professionally recorded audio, text highlighting, an embedded dictionary, and a zoom feature to support independent reading) as well as resources and tips to support meaningful summer reading experiences. The library can be accessed online from any web-enabled device, and up to 20 books at a time can be downloaded to read offline whenever WiFi isn’t available.

The myON digital library and its special features are available through a special shared account with one statewide login. (Students who have personalized Renaissance myON® Reader accounts should continue using their own logins to access the myON digital library and continue reading during the summer.)

It’s easy!

  • Go to and click on the myON Login button.
  • For School Name, fill in: New York Reads
  • For Username, fill in: read
  • For Password, fill in: books

Browse and choose a book to start reading now!

For more information: NYS Summer Reading