Library services and resources for educators

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Educators of students in grades 6-9: Apply to participate in a 2018 author visit with Kwame Alexander.

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.

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.