Gift of Literacy

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

Any California student can benefit from 24-hour access to thousands of myON books in
English and Spanish until January 31, 2022. Students can easily browse or search the
digital library to find books to match their interests and grade level. There are also
options for students to read books online or offline, even in areas with low-bandwidth
environments.  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 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.

Read more: