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Listing of Monroe One BOCES School Library System's member libraries.

Neighboring Library Systems


Genesee Valley BOCES serves 22 rural districts between Rochester and Buffalo.


Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES serves 9 districts on the west side of Rochster, NY.


The Rochester City School district serves approximately 32,000 students in over 80 schools in the city of Rochester.


Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES serves 25 districts between Rochester and Syracuse including, in large part, the Finger Lakes.

Save the date: NYLA-SSL Conference 2024

NYLA-SSL has announced the dates and location for its 2024 conference:

May 16-18, 2024 at the Lake Placid Conference Center, Lake Placid, NY

More Information will be forthcoming.

This year's NYReads! collection

Monroe One BOCES SLS has purchased additional audiobooks and ebooks for simultaneous use. These titles will be available for one year, and potentially more. This collection holds over 600 elementary titles, and over 170 titles at the secondary level.

Simultaneous use (AKA "Always Available") ebooks/audiobooks are those that can be borrowed by more than one person at a time, so if you want your whole class to read the same book at the same time, this is a perfect solution.

National Book Awards

The National Book Awards were announced, and Dan Santat's graphic novel memoir won for Young People's Literature! Click the screenshot below to open the National Book Awards website.

SLS NewsBlast 2023.09.08

                 SLS NewsBlast 2023.06.23


Welcome back, everyone!  Hopefully these first days of the new school year have been kind to you.


We wish a warm welcome to our newest members of our school Library Community!  They are:

Briannyn Reyes, East Irondequoit Middle School
Andrea Snow, East Rochester Elementary
Elizabeth Kois, Penfield High School
Kaitlin Schneider, Fyle Elementary (Rush Henrietta)
Meredith Janmey, Klem Road North Elementary (Webster)
Bethany Miller, Schlegel Road Elementary (Webster)


There is currently a library media specialist opening at Roth Junior High School in Rush-Henrietta.  If you know of a wonderful, qualified candidate, please pass the following information:


SLS Mini-Grants are back this fall! 

SLS Mini-Grants are back this year.  These competitive grants offer an opportunity for school librarians in Monroe One BOCES SLS member schools to apply for up to $1,200 to attend conferences or professional development, carry out an innovative project, or engage in a focused collection development project that benefits the region.  More information and application materials can be found on our LibGuide at .


Upcoming Professional Learning (from both the SLS and Model Schools teams – linked to My Learning Plan):

OngoingBook Party! (2023-2024)
September 19Digital Media Literacy in Action: Students as Content Creators
September 21AI and Media Literacy for School Libraries
September 26STEAM Express: All Aboard the Learning Journey Open House! (K-5) (flyer attached)
September 27STEAM Express: All Aboard the Learning Journey Open House! (6-12) (flyer attached)
October 12Genre Spotlight: Elementary Graphic Novels
October 12: (Model Schools) Matt Miller - Work Smarter Not Harder a Day with AI Technology in Education (flyer attached)
Various: Smart Start Fall Institute (flyer attached)


We wish you as wonderful and productive 2022-23 School Year!
Your Monroe One School Library Services Team

Five Systems

Over the course of the summer, the five systems catalog was rebuilt! Check out their new interface here: 

Everyone's accounts should have ported over to the new system, but the passwords did not. Therefore, you will have to click the reset password link and wait for the system to email you.

Watch this video for further information:

About the SLS

The Monroe One BOCES School Library System (SLS) supports 10 public school districts and 15 private schools on the east side of Rochester, NY. It is our mission to provide equal access resource sharing to all students, teachers, and staff and to provide professional development and resources for school librarians.

Link to Monroe One BOCES SLS Website

SLS Staff

Katie Bertrand
Director of Library, Media Services & the Arts
Phone 585-249-7219

Liesl Toates
Library Media Specialist
Phone 585-383-2215

Sally Bailey
Library Automation
Phone 585-383-6601

Barbara Born
Electronic Databases
Phone 585-383-6627

Wendy Petry
ILL and Arts in Ed
Phone 585-383-6623

Professional Organizations






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are back this year!



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Monroe One BOCES
School Library System

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Rochester, NY 14625