Teachers, partner with the library to help your students make the most of the excellent resources available to support class assignments. Notify the library about assignments by using the Assignment Alert form. Schedule a library visit for your class to explore the library and its resources. Encourage students to get a library card, and share helpful share tips for using the public library. Read more below about how the library can help your students!
Give the Library a heads-up! Teachers are strongly encouraged to contact the library before assignments are issued to ensure that resources are available for students. Sending Assignment Alert forms to the library helps librarians to develop strong collections to supplement materials available in school media centers, to support curriculum needs, and to better satisfy demands for class assignment resources. Teachers are busy, so the library has made submitting Assignment Alert forms easy:
Library Materials: More than Just Books!
Librarians are experts at helping students find reliable information in print and digital formats, online student databases and the internet. Due to high demand for certain topics, the library may limit the number of resources that can be checked out and cannot guarantee that items may be placed on reserve.
Click here to learn more about the library’s excellent online informational resources:
Schedule a Class Visit
Bring your class to the library for a storytime, informational library talk, behind-the-scenes tour, or student database demonstration. Click here for guidelines on how to schedule a library visit.
Tips for Using the Public Library: 5 Things Every Student Should Know
Help students prepare for independent research at the library by sharing the following helplful tips:
- Ask a Librarian: If you have questions or need help, ask a librarian!
- Get a Library Card: A library card is required to check out materials, to use the library’s public computers and printing, and to access student informational databases remotely from home.
- Return Library Materials on Time: Resources may be limited at the public library. Please, return materials on time so that other students may benefit from using them.
- Carry Cash for Copies: if you need to make a photo copies or computer printouts. Black & white copies cost 10 cents per page. Color printouts cost 50 cents per page.
- Bring Supplies: Be prepared with your own pencils, pens, markers, paper, scissors, rulers, tape, etc. The library does not supply these items and cannot guarantee availability.
Check it Out!
Click these links to learn more about getting a library card and borrowing materials: