Remember that keeping an active and curious mind over the summer months is so critical to student success! For 10 simple tips to make reading an enjoyable and FUN experience for your child this summer, click Summer Reading Should Be Fun. Encourage your children to pick out some books that may really interest them, and continually foster a love of reading. Let them see you reading, too, and discuss what you read with them.
We also strongly encourage you to check out the many free digital "e-book," "audio-book," and "read-along book" resources available through the brand-new SORA app, which allows all NYC students instant "single sign-on" access to e-books from the DOE's large Citywide Digital Library; our own school library e-book purchases; AND the extensive collections of ALL THREE NYC public libraries (NYPL, Brooklyn, and Queens). It's AMAZING what is at your fingertips now through SORA!! Check out the IS 75 SORA Tutorial for step-by-step instructions to set up your NYC student account. It's very user-friendly!
It's also super easy to apply online for a barcode for the NYPL. Don't forget that your local library branch can also be a rich resource for books that your child will enjoy. Also, we have put together a resource list of great e-books to further assist you (see How to Find Some Great E-Books for Summer Reading).