Use Sora on your ChromeBook, MacBook or PC to read eBooks in your browser and listen to audiobooks. This is also a great way to browse and check out titles that you can later access on a phone or tablet. Set up is easy and you can use your school ID/password (Single Sign On) to login after selecting Newton Public Schools from the list. Find more help on Newton Public Schools Guide to Sora which can be found on Brown Middle School website. There are video tutorials and print directions. Please ask Ms. Kosmo if you need help with this great resource.
email or ask Ms. Kosmo for help getting Sora set up!
Below you will find a short video with directions for accessing Public library through SORA.
From NSHS Destiny Discover in a browser
1. Log in using the user name and password in our red password folder.
2. Scroll over book covers to read quick information.
3. Find a title with a Follett icon e-book or audiobook
(our current collection is small)
From NSHS Destiny Discover on a phone
1. Choose your school
SYNC is a free audio book program that you can access all summer. It is available through SORA. Check out the link above to sign up for your audio book needs this summer.
Small collection of fiction and non-fiction titles. After login, you will be able to read title immediately in browser.
In the site box, start typing Newton and select Newton South High School. Then use our username and password from the red password folder.
My Antonia by Will Cather
If You Really Love Me by Anne Schaft
Asthma by Wendy Murphy
Discovering Atoms by Margaret Campbell
Latinos Today by Thomas Arkham
Story of Facebook by Sara Gilbert
If you are looking for any of the classics this is a website that has lots of free books in ebook format.
From the Website: Project Gutenberg offers over 58,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education.
Grades 7-12 ebooks and graphic novels.
All ages audiobook database
The goal of this site is to list every book that is available at a bookstore or a library, scanned or typed in as text.
1,000 Free Audiobooks (mostly classics)
Hoopla Digital Website Watch the video above to learn more.
Access this resource with your library card. If you do not have a library card you can apply for one here. We are fortunate to have a wonderful library here in Newton. it is part of the Minuteman Library network and a library card will give you access to books, movies, newspapers, magazines, events, and more. When you get your library card you can create an online account that allows you to request items from other libraries if it is not available in Newton.
Newton, MA 02460