Library Resources & Services
for Parents & Teachers
If you are an instructor and have an assignment for your students that requires research, you can inform the library of the assignment to make us aware of what students may come looking for. We will make sure to be prepared for these students, knowing what resources to direct them to and how to serve them most efficiently and beneficially.
Tours of the library can be a wonderful way to introduce children and young adults to all the library has to offer. Contact us to schedule a library tour for your class or group.
Young people’s staff travel to different schools and events to engage children and youth in library activities and nurture their love of reading. These speaking programs may be scheduled through the Young People’s Department at the library.
Special Reserve Collections:
If you have specific topics for students to read and/or study, you can contact us at the library to arrange for these resources to be set aside, ensuring that they are available when students come.
We can gather resources specific to a topic and hold them at the Circulation Desk for you to review and check out at your convenience.
Learning and instruction are like a great big construction project. They take the right tools.
The Young People's Department has a specific collection of these tools, featuring resources on child development (including children with special needs and teenagers); instruction in reading, language, math, science, and social studies; learning games and activities; and more.
Whether you are looking for materials to provide extra help in a subject area, homeschool curricula, books that offer fun things to do with your children to engage them in learning, or books that help you understand your children, the Learning & Instruction Tools collection is designed with you in mind.
Have you seen our multi-item kits?
Are you a homeschooling parent, looking for topic-centered materials for your history and science studies? We have a number of multi-item kits on high-demand subjects:
the Civil Rights Movement
the Civil War
Colonial America/the Revolutionary War
Coming to America (Early Era Immigration)
the Dust Bowl/Great Depression
the Industrial Revolution
Pioneer Days/Westward Expansion
the Vietnam War
World War I
World War II
Multi-item kits include 3-4 titles of both fiction and nonfiction works on the subject, providing learners opportunities to learn the facts and engage in the stories that make learning come alive.