The Dalton School: First Program Library
We are thrilled to announce that the Dalton School Library will now be using Sora!
Step 1- Open the Sora App
Sora can also be used easily through a browser (Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc.) on a computer or laptop.
(If you do not remember your username or password, you can ask your librarians.)
Parents can request their own accounts by filling out this form.
Parents who request their own accounts will have access to BOTH the First Program Library and the Middle School/High School collection (The Dalton Library).
Step 3- Browse, just like a regular library
Tips for browsing
If you see the headphone icon below the book cover, it means this is an audiobook.
If there is no headphone icon, the book you are looking at is an e-book.
Step 4- Click on the book you would like to borrow
Don't want to read it all right away? You can find your book anytime on your "Shelf."
If the book is already checked out, you can put it on hold. That way, Sora will let you know when it's back, and check it out to you automatically!
Books return automatically
If you want to return books early, follow the steps below.
Other tips and tricks
Collect different badges!
Define new words and highlight favorite passages
You can also highlight passages you want to remember, and even add notes.
All your saved definitions, highlights, and notes can be found under the "Home" section of the toolbar.
Add tags to make your own categories!
Create any tags you want to make finding and organizing books on Sora even easier!
Some examples of tags are "favorite books," "summer 2018," or "second grade."
Using a Kindle, Nook or other e-reader?
For even more choices, add your local public library!
Search for your library (ex. New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, etc.), and you will be able to browse their collections as well! All you will need is your library card and pin number.
Sora limits the titles being seen to Juvenile and Young Adult, but this setting can easily be changed by clicking "Preferences" and changing the "Audience" setting. You can select your preferred audience, limiting to only Juvenile, or adding in General Adult titles as well.