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Gadgets to Borrow: LI Students Read

A place to see the available gadgets from School Library System and a link to contact Authors and Illustrators (A-i-E)

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LI Students Read - started March 1, 2022


"The LI Students Read Program is supported with federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds allocated to the New York State Library by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).  The grant was administered by the Long Island Library Resources Council."

The following systems are managing the collection:


Below are screen captures of some of the materials available based on utilizing the
NYSED Culturally Responsive-Sustaining (CR-S) Education Framework

Languages included in this collection are Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Urdu and many more are being added upon request.

2022-12-01 >> L.I. Students Read Lists are Live on TeachingBooks!

With the help of our wonderful Sora partners, we are thrilled to announce that the L.I. Students Read lists are live on TeachingBooks for your BOCES. The lists are filled with resources to support, enrich, extend instruction, and encourage independent reading when using your unlimited use eBook and Audiobook SORA titles in the L.I. Students Read collection.

To access the lists, login and select the three-line toggle menu in the upper left corner. Select “Your Reading Lists” and the L.I. Students Read lists will now appear under your BOCES lists.

Teaching Books Collection Analysis Report

Subject areas

as of February 2024

How did we set up the collections?

Titles were selected and sorted into carts based on Interest Level (IL) and not based on the audience level that OverDrive showed.

The 3 carts were for ES, MS, and HS.

  • When the carts were being purchased, everything in the ES cart was Juvenile (K-5).
  • In the MS cart, any title that showed a Juvenile audience or access was changed to young adult (grade 6-8).
  • Any title in the HS cart that happened to show a young adult or juvenile access level was changed to adult (9-12+). 

In addition, when determining what the interest level of a title would be, we did not just use the IL as shown by OverDrive.  We read the independent reviews associated with the title.  If the review referred to a title as a middle grade one, we put it in that cart. Even if the OverDrive IL was shown as elementary.