New York Reads with myON

As part of Summer Reading at New York Libraries, the State Education Department and myON partnered to bring thousands of enhanced digital books to children from birth through 8th grade and their families all around the state from May through September 30.

Together, we are pleased to share the outcomes:

192,711 books were opened/browsed 

113,517 books were read 

1,496,384 minutes of reading were logged within the myON platform  

WHAT'S AVAILABLE 

A digital library containing more than 6,000 fiction and nonfiction e-books for kids of every age. A broad range of topics and formats makes it easy to find books that match each reader’s interests.

Flexible reading supports that can be turned on or off for any book include recorded audio, text highlighting, an embedded dictionary and a zoom a feature to support independent reading.

Unlimited 24/7 access allows youngsters and families to read whenever and wherever they want to read. There is no limit to the number of times an individual can read the same book, or the number of individuals who are reading the same book at the same time.

Online and offline reading are supported. Read online using any web-enabled device or download up to 20 books at a time to read offline using our free mobile apps.

GETTING STARTED

All children from birth to school-age and students from K–8 who did not have their own accounts were able to log into myON through special accounts available from their schools or their public libraries during this summer reading initiative.

Find Your Public Library

Students who already had a myON login were instructed to continue to use that login to access the myON digital library and continue reading throughout the summer.
Need help reading with myON?

Contact our Support Team

Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM Eastern Time

Call toll-free: 1-888-728-1266

Email: support@myon.com

Recommended System Requirements

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Is your system going to work with myON?

Recommended System Requirements
  • Broadband / High Speed Internet connection, 25 mbps download speed or higher is recommended.
    • On PC or Mac, a modern web browser with JavaScript enabled:
    • Chrome (Preferred. Current, or last two versions)
    • Safari (Current, or last two versions)
    • Firefox (Current, or last two versions)
    • Internet Explorer 11 (or higher)
  • For iPads: the current iOS version, or last two versions.
  • For Android Tablets: the current OS version, or last two versions.
  • For Chrome Books: Running the current Chrome OS, or last two versions and the current version of Chrome or the last two versions.
  • 1024 x 768 minimum resolution.
Bandwidth Estimates

myON has 1000’s of digital books from 2 pages to 100s of pages with recorded audio and layouts with graphics, illustrations, and photos exactly like the printed page. Some books are less than 10 MBs. Some books have more than 300 MBs of content. Book pages are downloaded as needed before a page is turned. Page contents are cached locally – subject to browser settings and School District IT policies.

Firewall, Network Settings, and IP Addresses

These addresses must be allowed by your firewall for myON to work properly:

  • https://*.myon.com (The "*" character denotes a wildcard.)
  • Access to Port 443 must be allowed (for HTTPS access to myON).

Last Revised: March 1, 2018

Summer Reading at the New York Libraries is a program of the Office of Cultural Education in the New York State Education Department and is funded through the Federal Library Services and Technology Act, with funds awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.