Libraries and Literature at Your Fingertips
- Sora is a digital library of books and audiobooks students can download to their devices. Available titles range from Dogman to Harry Potter to Wonder. Elementary students with iPads already have the app installed and can begin downloading books right now. High school students can go to https://soraapp.com/library/aiu3 on their Chromebook or download the app on their personal devices.
Students will select Allegheny Intermediate Unit 3 as their school and then will choose Cornell School District from the list. They will then be prompted to log in with their Cornell Google credentials.
Students can also add their public library card number into Sora if they have one to access even more digital books.
Open eBooks is another library students can access on iOS or Android devices. When using Open eBooks, just select log in with Clever and enter your Cornell Google credentials.
If you have a public library card there are a bunch of resources you can access from home.
- Stream or download onto your computer or through the Libby and Hoopla apps for eBooks and audiobooks or Flipster for magazines. Overdrive also offers read-along books in Fiction and Nonfiction collections.
- BookFLIX and TRUEFlix offer read-along stories, eBooks and games to explore on any computer with a Wi-Fi connection. Little Pim can help you try new languages. MyStoryMaker offers a chance to create your own digital book as a family!
- Resources through the Internet
- Harry Potter at Home: JK Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series has launched an interactive website that brings the Magic of Hogwarts to your house. Students can listen to the first book for free, watch magical craft videos, take quizzes based on the book, and complete puzzles, just to name a few of the features. https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home
- Interested in writing? You can create your own account on the Young Writers Program: https://ywp.nanowrimo.org/ Join the Cornell Class I already have set up and I can give you feedback on your writing. The class code is: INKDKLUTWant to learn more about your family? The National Archives and its Presidential Libraries are offering a fresh look at their holdings and educational content with virtual resources. If genealogy is your jam, Ancestry.com has made more than 500 million National Archives records free and open to the public during this health crisis. Dust off the family tree and get researching!