Educators

Library services and resources for educators

For information about library services for educators, call 503-988-5123


Educator library cards: Educator cards allow users to borrow and renew items for six weeks, rather than the standard three-week loan period. They also allow educators to have up to 40 unfilled holds at one time and fee waivers for up to two lost items per year.

Every Child early childhood educator training and mentoring.

School Corps: School Corps provides curriculum support (Buckets of Books, booklists and webliographies), as well as teacher workshops and classroom visits to present library resources.

School Corps Quarterly newsletter: Hear all about great opportunities and resources for your students while getting the scoop on the latest books curated by super smart librarians, just for you.

Books 2 U: Books 2 U encourages children to read for personal enjoyment and to become library users. Library staff and volunteers bring high-interest paperbacks to classrooms and other sites that serve children.

Talk It Up!: Find great ideas for running a book discussion group, along with more than 150 discussion guides for individual titles.

Databases for students: Check our list of databases, where students can find quality, online resources to use for their assignments.

Central Library tours, trainings and group visits: Are you taking your students to visit Central Library? Find out what services the library offers for student groups.

Websites about kids' books: These sites will help you find reading suggestions for your students.

Homework Center: Homework websites by topic, selected by library staff, including Live Homework Help.

Homeschooling: Everything you need to teach at home from guides to booklists and other services.

Reading levels for books: Resources to help you identify the reading levels for books.