Parents & Educators
Visit the Library
Schedule a time with a librarian for your class to visit the library! We can tailor presentations to suit your needs, including storytimes, database tutorials, and library skills workshops.
We can bring the library to you! We can bring the library services directly to your classroom, engaging students in interactive programming designed to fit with your lesson plans.
Summer Reading Program Visit
During the summer the library offers programs designed to keep kids busy intellectually and leisurely. Each year, as we gear up for summer, we would love to let your students know about all of the exciting activities they can be a part of at the library.
Technology in the Library
- Public computers
NAEYC - The National Association for the Education of Young Children is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research.
Zooniverse - "You don’t need any specialized background, training, or expertise to participate in any Zooniverse projects. We make it easy for anyone to contribute to real academic research, on their own computer, at their own convenience. You’ll be able to study authentic objects of interest gathered by researchers, like images of faraway galaxies, historical records and diaries, or videos of animals in their natural habitats. By answering simple questions about them, you’ll help contribute to our understanding of our world, our history, our Universe, and more." - from the Zooniverse website.
Children And Families of Iowa - "Children & Families of Iowa is one of the top family services organizations in Iowa. Through its programs and services, the organization helps everyone from children who need a safe home to adults learning to cope with trauma. Children & Families of Iowa doesn’t just offer solutions for families and children in crisis. It offers hope when it seems like there is none left. It offers a chance to build better futures. It offers an opportunity to change lives." - CFI website.
Here to Help Booklists - Curated by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, these lists include books about life's milestones and tough topics. Subjects range from bedtime to divorce, toilet training to self esteem.
Common Sense Media - "Get resources for teaching in the digital age. Expert-tested. Teacher approved." - CSM website.
The Six Early Literacy Skills - Children can start learning to read from birth by using the six early literacy skills. You will find them used during our storytimes at the library. Learn more about them here to begin using them at home.
Technology for Kids - Curated selection guidelines and apps for early learners and school age children from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
Kids InfoBits Educator Resources - How to use Kids InfoBits in your classroom, free lesson plans, database scavenger hunts and exercises, and more.
College Affordability Guide - Parents, educators, and students can use this site to compare accredited, affordable colleges and universities across the country. They also offer guides on important topics like how to pay for college, transferring credits, college life on a budget, and more.
Kids InfoBits - K - 5th Grade Research
Research in Context - Middle School Research
Gale Research: Student Edition - Discover periodicals and reference book content supporting high school student research.
Brainfuse - Subject lessons and test prep for high school and college including SAT, ACT, ASVAB, Praxis, ESL, GRE, and career and job resources.