California Department of Education FREE Books Opportunity

  • Free Digital Library Access and Books for All CA Students- All Downloaded Content in next 2 Months Can Be Kept!

Gift of Literacy

  • The California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to share that starting December 1, myON digital library and news articles can be accessed for FREE by all pre-K to grade 12 students in California for two months. All books downloaded during this time are able to be kept and accessed afterwards.
    As part of State Superintendent Tony Thurmond's literacy initiative, the CDE has partnered with Renaissance Learning to ensure that every California student can access thousands of reading resources from 12/1/21 to 1/31/2022. Schools will be providing the access code. We hope you will consider sharing this news, login code and message with families and your school communities:
    We’re excited to share that the California Department of Education (CDE) is offering the Gift of Literacy by partnering with Renaissance Learning to ensure that every California student can access thousands of engaging digital reading resources for free during winter break by visiting
    From December 1, 2021, to January 31, 2022, any California student can benefit from free access to thousands of myON books in English and Spanish. Students can also read myON daily news articles in English, Spanish, or French. Content downloaded during the two-month period will be still be available when access to the window closes.
    Students who are not already reading with myON may participate in this exciting partnership by following these simple steps to log in and start reading:
    Go to and click on “myON login”
    • Sign in using the single statewide shared account credentials
    • School Name: Gift of Literacy
    • Username: myon
    • Password: read
    • Select a book or news article and start reading!
    This is a great opportunity for CA families to create a lifelong love of reading and encourage them to access the school or local library moving forward.
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