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

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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.

More Simultaneous Use Titles!

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.

SORA Sweet Reads 2022

SORA Sweet Reads are back! These "always available" (unlimited simultaneous access and use) ebooks and audiobooks will be available from May 4 through August 17.

Click here to access collection.

AudioBooks for Teens


SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. The season opened in April, and consists of 16 weeks of free audiobook pairings. These pairings change weekly. See below for the list.

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Questions about the program? Please email SYNC help.

Summer 2022 audiobook listing:

Week 1: April 28 - May 4 Pulse Pounders

  • Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda by Jess J. Holland
  • Four Short Stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Week 2: May 5 - May 11 African Stories, African Voices

  • The Perfect Nine: The Epic of Gikuyu and Mumbi by Ngugi wa Thiong'o
  • This Book Betrays my Brother by Kagiso Lesego Molope

Week 3: May 12 - May 18 Classic Roots

  • Never Look Back by Lilliam Rivera
  • When Morning Comes by Arushi Raina

Week 4: May 19 - May 25 Political Reckoning

  • A Brief History of Fascist Lies by Federico Finchelstein
  • No-No Boy by Ken Narasaki

Week 5: May 26 - June 1 Life Stories

  • The Real Herge: The Inspiration Behind Tintin by Sian Lye
  • Someone Like Me: How One Undocumented Girl Fought For Her American Dream by Julissa Arce

Week 6: June 2 - June 8 American Experiences

  • Singled Out: The True Story of Glenn Burke by Andrew Maraniss
  • A Time of Fear: America in the Era of Red Scares and Cold War by Albert Marrin

Week 7: June 9 - June 15 Theater Tickets

  • Paradise by Laura Maria Censabella
  • Tangent Knights 1: Caprice of Fate by Christopher L. Bennett

Week 8: June 16 - June 22 Southern Suspense

  • Bacchanal by Veronica G. Henry
  • Cemetery Girl: Book One: The Pretenders by Charlaine Harris, Christopher Golden

Week 9: June 23 - June 29 Take Pride

  • Fence: Striking Distance by Sarah Rees Brennan, Johanna the Mad, C.S. Pacat
  • Honestly Ben: Openly Straight, Book 2 by Bill Konigsberg

Week 10: June 30 - July 6 Justice for All

  • Mississippi Trial, 1955 by Chris Crowe
  • This is My America by Kim Johnson

Week 11: July 7 - July 13 Crime and Crime Again

  • Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
  • We Were Kings by Court Stevens

Week 12: July 14 - July 20 Epic Stories

  • Paradise Lost by John Milton
  • The Snow Fell Three Graves Deep: Voices from the Donner Party by Allan Wolf

Week 13: July 21 - July 27 Outsiders

  • Sisters of the Snake by Sasha Nanua, Sarena Nanua
  • Yesterday is History by Kosoko Jackson

Week 14: July 28 - August 3 Resistance

  • 28 Days: A Novel of Resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto by David Safier
  • The White Rose: Munich, 1942-1943 by Inge Scholl

Week 15: August 4 - August 10 Believe, Become

  • As Fast As Her: Dream Big, Break Barriers, Achieve Success by Kendall Coyne, Estelle Laure
  • City Boy: The Adventures of Herbie BookBinder by Herman Wouk

Week 16: August 11 - August 17 People We Meet on the Way

  • The Memory of Light by Francisco X. Stork
  • Tevye the Milkman by Sholem Aleichem

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 NewsBlast 2022.04.07

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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