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Public library cards & apps


                        Summer at the Library 2023

Click on the image above or follow this link to get to the public libraries summer reading 2023 websites!

If you need a public library card, scroll to the bottom box on this page for instructions for getting a digital library card!

Summer Reading!

Welcome to the summer reading site for East Side Community!  You will find suggestions for finding good books for summer reading, assignments for each grade, and all of the materials for New York Public libraries' summer reading activities in the public libraries.  Please feel free to use the feedback form in the lower right hand corner to communicate directly with Andrea, the East Side librarian about the website.

Enjoy reading this summer!

Free Audiobooks This Summer!

                      Audiobook Sync 2023 Program Image

Each week, there are 2 new audiobooks for teens released on Sora that you can keep forever!

  1. In Sora, open the menu (in the top-right corner).
  2. Select Add a library.
  3. Search for audiobooksync and select the library from the results.
  4. Enter the email address you used to sign up for SYNC.

Once the titles have been added to your shelf in Sora, you can listen to them again and again, for as long as you want – just make sure you don’t return them!


Getting a Public Library card!

You can get a library card from all 3 public library systems!

If you're 13 years old or older, you can sign up for a digital library card here at the New York Public Library link!

If you're 12 or younger, you can sign up for a digital library card from NYPL if you have a smart phone or tablet with apps:

1. Go to the app store on your device, and download SimplyE (The Library E-Reader)

2. Once it downloads, open it, and go to Settings on the bottom right of the screen

3.  Click on Accounts, and then click on The New York Public Library.

4.  Click on "Don't have a Library card?"  Sign Up

5.  Agree to the terms on the first page, click "Allow Once" to access your location and put in your address information and name on the next screens.  You will be asked to make a username and pin--please pick something easy to remember.

6.  Now you can browse and check out e-books and audiobooks! 


Brooklyn Public Library is offering an online library card you can access with a computer.

Queens Public Library is also offering an online library card you can access with a computer.



Where Can I Find Good Books to Read?

Book Basket of Recommendations

Subject Guide

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Andrea Swenson
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