Help the development of skills and a life-long love for reading
With the help of the Guilderland School Librarians, this Recommended Reading page was created to present current, relevant and high-interest literature to help students discover, think, and broaden their vocabulary.
In addition, we encourage students to check out audio and ebook options that are available through both the school and public libraries. Students will find they have access to several ebooks right through their library catalog. To access the titles, they will need to log into the catalog, which you can find on your school’s library web page. If your student needs any assistance accessing any of these resources, please feel free to contact their librarian for assistance.
SORA available to GCSD Students
Another resource available to our students is SORA. Many of the books on these readings lists are available through SORA.
Sora is a platform that provides audio and ebooks for district users. Students simply identify Guilderland as their school and use their school id to obtain access. Please note the public library’s version of SORA is different, but both accounts can be accessed through the school login, once linked.
- Altamont Elementary School Library
- Guilderland Elementary School Library
- Lynnwood Elementary School Library
- Pine Bush Elementary School Library
- Westmere Elementary School Library
- Farnsworth Middle School Library
- Guilderland High School Library
Administered by the Guilderland Public Library, students can earn points and raffle tickets by reading books, writing reviews and completing activities. The program runs from June 29 to August 20. Watch the video below to get an overview of the GLP Summer Reading Program.