Library Resources

Resources for Summer Reading from Mrs. Halpern

Mrs. Halpern's Website



Calling all Brooklyn Summer Readers!

Have FUN this summer with books, activities, and virtual programs from Brooklyn Public Library! Summer is the time to read what you choose – to make you laugh, send shivers up your spine, transport you to another time or place, answer questions, or offer comfort in stressful times.

Read what you like this summer or choose from our booklist suggestions. Most books on the list are available in digital formats such as eBooks or eAudio books. Find a complete schedule of virtual programs including storytimes, game time, arts and crafts and performances on our events calendar.

Booklists are linked below for individual grades. You will need a library card or ecard to access.

Summer Reading 2020/Brooklyn Public Library

Beanstaks : Reading Challenges

Virtual Events Calendar/Public Library

Catalog Preschool

Catalog Grades K-1

Catalog Grades 2 & 3

Catalog Grades 4 & 5

Catalog Middle School



All public libraries are closed at this time. They are operating virtually. Obtain an e-card for the Brooklyn Public Library so that you may download ebooks and use the public library websites. Use the directions below to download Libby to be able to read books from the public library.

Ecard Application

Libby Download Directions



Thanks to generous funding from The Brooke Astor Fund for NYC Education, ReadWorks has a special offer just for families with children in NYC schools:

FREE Summer Reading Memberships for NYC Families

The Summer of ReadWorks is a subscription for families with children entering 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade. Parents receive hand-picked nonfiction reading and enriching activities tailored to the levels and interests of their child.

Sign up with the following links: (choose the one that best describes your family)

Apply for Readworks Summer Subscription:




P.S./I.S. 226 has obtained 500 usernames and passwords to download free ebooks from their collection.

1. Let Mrs .Halpern know if you are interested in using this free resource. Many of the books we have in our library are available here so I know you will be interested. It is divided into 2 sections and each student may only request 1 username and password. The two sections are Elementary and Middle School. Upon looking at the titles I suggest using your reading level to decide. This is great for independent and enjoyment reading.


Follow the directions below to download the app required to use First Book EBOOKS

If you have any questions please feel free to ask.

You need to request an access code and pin from Mrs. Halpern. Please request before June 26th.

Parent Letter




Noggin is the only subscription service where learning is led by the trusted Nick Jr. characters your kids know and love All you need is the use the special link below to use this learning platform for the summer.

Noggin gives you access to an ever-expanding library of eBooks, learning games, interactive episodes, activities, and exclusive shorts developed by curriculum specialists. With 1,000+ ad-free full episodes of preschool favorites like PAW Patrol, Peppa Pig & Blue's Clues & You! —kids can go on fun learning adventures and explore math, science, literacy, music, manners, and more!

Plus, families get access to:

Off-Screen Play: A weekly "Smart Schedule" with inspiration for off-screen play, including effective practices to help children develop big hearts, strong minds, and healthy bodies.

Health and Wellness Resources: Special content will synthesize expert advice on supporting young children through this time, including suggestions on how to get additional support and guidance on parenting and healthy child development.

To start their FREE 90-day subscription, families can follow these simple steps:

Caregiver uses the exclusive URL you share with them to access a special Noggin webpage.

Caregiver creates a Noggin account via the webpage, gets an on-screen success message, and then receives a verification email.

Caregiver downloads the Noggin app via Apple App Store, Google Play Store, Amazon App Store, or Roku.

Caregiver opens the Noggin app and signs in with the email and password they used to create their Noggin account.

Technical Specifications:

Please Note: the Noggin app is not compatible with chromebooks, laptops, or desktops.

The Noggin app works on:

iPhones and iPads running iOS v11.2 and above

Android phones and tablets running v5 and above

Amazon Kindle tablets running Android v5 and above

Roku Players



Step 1. Enter this unique URL into your browser: ​

Step 2. Follow the steps to create a free account.

Step 3. Check your inbox for a verification email (and verify your account). Be sure to check your junk/spam folder if you don't see it right away.

Step 4. Download the Noggin app on your mobile device(s) through the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, Amazon App Store and/or Roku.

Step 5. Open the Noggin app and tap Sign In.

Step 6. Sign in using your Noggin account email and password.




Myon has extended their free use of their program through the end of summer school. Follow the directions in the document below to be able to read books over the summer.



This is a free website where you can listen to many amazing stories.



We have obtained access to a comics and graphic novel database through the end of the school year called ComicsPlus.

There are three separate collections available:

*Elementary and Middle Schools will have KIDS (AGES 5+) - 1305 titles

*Middle Schools GR (AGES 9+) - 3576 titles

*High Schools will have KIDS + MID GR + TEEN/YA (AGES 13+) - 8304 titles

Content Access Area Info:

1. New York (NYC) DOE Elementary

Student URL:

Login: nycdoees

Password: books123


2. New York (NYC) DOE Middle School

Student URL:

Login: nycdoems

Password: books123


3. New York (NYC) DOE High School

Student URL:

Login: nycdoehs

Password: books123