A wide variety of resources such as books, magazines, newspapers, research and reference sources and more, are available to New York State residents with NO FEES 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Contact Katie Bertrand for login information.
Provided by the New York State Library, NOVELNY connects New Yorkers to 21st century information. NOVELNY is supported with temporary federal Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
The New York Library Initiative is a proposal for permanent state funding for NOVELNY, a pilot project for the Statewide Internet Library.
PBS LearningMedia™ is your destination for easy, instant access to tens of thousands of classroom-ready, digital resources including videos and interactives perfect for the Interactive Whiteboard, plus audio and photos, and even in-depth lesson plans. You can search, save, and share with ease. Best of all, PBS LearningMedia™ is free for educators.
TeachingBooks.net brings books and authors to life!
If you read fiction and nonfiction books in any discipline or setting TeachingBooks.net's database of instructional materials will enliven your K–12 reading and library activities.
- Learn anytime from authors in your classroom or library with exclusive movies and audio interviews
- Instantly enrich book discussions with prepared questions and background information
- Automatically have teaching materials correlated to the titles and booklists you are reading
Log in using your school email.
Trouble logging in? Contact Barbara Born at Barbara_Born@boces.monroe.edu
Monroe One Overdrive Library (SORA)
OverDrive is a leading full-service digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video.
Students & teachers have access to digital books & audio books anytime with through the SORA app. Titles can be viewed online via computer or offline using a mobile device such as a smart phone, eBook reader, MP3 player and other portable devices.
At the welcome screen, choose Monroe #1 BOCES as your school. Then Select your District at the next drop down menu. Enter your regular school computer username and password. Open the document below for detailed instructions.
LibGuide categorizes our collection of Simultaneous Use ebooks. Simultaneous Use (aka Always Available) means any number of students can check out books at the same time, which can be great for whole class reads.
The American Association of School Librarians rolled out the latest set of national school library standards in 2018. These are broken down into standards for what learners should know, what school librarians should do, and what school libraries should look like. Our LibGuide page highlights the most important aspects of the standards - the framework for learners, as well as the common beliefs.
For a deep dive into the AASL Standards, read your Guidebook, which was provided to each of the Monroe One public school libraries by your School Library System. You can also check out the AASL website.
In 2019, Barbara Stripling rolled out a re-imagined Empire State Information Fluency Continuum in partnership with the School Library System of New York State, and The Section of School Librarians of the New York Library Association. This is a K-12 continuum of information literacy and inquiry skills that are essential for students in our constantly changing information environment. The ESIFC helps you put the learning standards into practice.
The American Library Association states, "Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to 'recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.'"
Common Sense Media defines information literacy as "the ability to identify, find, evaluate, and use information effectively." Aspects of Information Literacy include: digital literacy and media literacy.