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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 2023

NYLA-SSL has announced the dates and location for its 2023 conference:

May 4-6, 2023 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Binghamton, NY (225 Water Street)

More Information will be forthcoming.

Upcoming PD

Iditarod Teacher on the Trail

One of our Monroe One region School Librarians, Julianne Westrich (K-3 Librarian in West Irondequoit), was selected as the Iditarod's 2023 Teacher on the Trail. Congratulations Juli!

What is the Teacher on the Trail? It is a unique opportunity for one selected educator each year, to enter into a one year agreement to teach beyond the traditional classroom walls via Internet and to be involved in a project that reaches students around the world. 

As the 2023 Teacher on the Trail, Juli is expected to post three times a month to a blog (which she has already been doing since June of last year). Once she is in Alaska and on the trail, she will be required to post each day that she is there.

You can read her blog posts here. Not only do they offer great insight, but great classroom ideas and great book suggestions too!

Juli is the first School Librarian to be selected for this competitive and thrilling experience! She leaves for Alaska on February 20th to join the trail, and she comes back on March 21st. We are so excited to hear all about her adventures!

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.

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

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Monroe One BOCES
School Library System

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Rochester, NY 14625