Teacher Loan and Reserve Materials
Teacher Loan grants teachers a six week loan period to check out materials for use in the classroom. Teachers are responsible for all lost and overdue materials. Materials may also be placed on reserve for use in the library. Library staff is happy to assist in selecting the teacher loan materials and assisting in the reserve process.
Homework Helper Notice
Library staff is happy to help students with projects and special school assignments. Since most materials check out for three weeks, materials and resources may not be available unless prior notice of assignments is given to library staff. With one full week advance notice, materials can be set aside (reserved) for student use in the library. Reserving items will ensure all students have access to the library’s materials and resources.
The library welcomes teachers and their classes for library tours. Contact the children’s room at 343-6118 during library hours for further information or to schedule a classroom tour.
Special Items and Services
The children’s room has a collection of storybook characters, puppets, cake pans, theme kits and other materials available for use by teachers.
The library’s laminating machine is also available for use by teachers and the general public. The cost is 75¢ per foot, with a minimum 75¢ purchase.
The children’s room has prepared booklists on a wide variety of topics. Each booklist includes the title, author and call number of the item. Topics range from ants to frogs to trains, from ADD/ADHD to infant care to grief counseling and more. See the complete list of topics for your curriculum needs.
Lizzie, the library mascot, is available for school room visits. Contact the children’s room at 343-6118 during library hours for more information.
Accelerated Reader Lists
Copies of Accelerated Reading program booklists for District 205 and Costa Catholic School are available in the children’s room.
Websites for Teachers
This website is sponsored by the Association for Library Service for Children, a division of the American Library Association. Information on over 700 sites organized with an easy to use directory. Includes a free PDF brochure that can be downloaded and used in web safety curriculum units.
Database includes the names of authors, illustrators and photographers who are published, live in Illinois, have lived in Illinois, were born in Illinois, have written extensively about Illinois or have works set in Illinois
Database of over 5000 records of award-winning children’s literature from over 60 awards across six English speaking countries. Includes a search feature and award explanations.
An interactive site with an easy to use search feature that connects books, crafts and resources.
Educational resource site, including theme book lists on a wide range of topics.
Teachers’ picks of the best books for kids.