Educational Design and Technology

Library Materials in Languages Other Than English

To find publishers of books in languages other than English, a good place to start would be The New York State Education Department’s Office of Bilingual Education. At its FAQ page, under "Instructional Programs for LEP/ELLs," click on "Reading Materials in Native Languages," then click on the language of interest.

Another excellent source for books in languages other than English is the online edition of Books in Print external link icon found through the New York Public Library (NYPL). The Advanced Search feature provides lists of published books in a wide range of languages. This online database can be searched form anywhere through the Articles & Databases page of the NYPL.

Any person who lives, works, attends school or pays property taxes in New York State is eligible to receive a NYPL library card free of charge. The NYPL library card gives access to all its online databases. Apply for the card at http://catalog.nypl.org/screens/selfregpick.html. external link icon 

Another good source is the International Children’s Digital Library external link icon.  To find books by language, age, or subject, click on the Read Books! icon external link icon. To find publishers, click on Sponsors external link icon, and then click on Publishers external link icon.

The Statewide Summer Reading Program (“Be Creative at Your Library”) now has translated versions of its summer reading flyers for parents.



Last Updated: April 15, 2015