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Services for Teachers

We offer a variety of services to our local teachers.

Live or work in Glencoe? Access expanded digital and eContent with your personal Glencoe Library Card or a Glencoe Library issued Educational Card (District 35 staff only). Register your home library card with the Glencoe Public Library to check out materials as a reciprocal borrower.

All are welcome to visit to use the library’s wide selection of Ellison and Accu-cut dies. Both classic large dies and a Sizzix cutter are available. You supply your own paper, foam, felt, or fabric. Call in advance to check die availability.

Try one of our Hands On Learning Kits – Check out kits designed for kids to explore, including the Lego Coding Express Train, the Empathy Toy, and more.


Educational Cards

The Glencoe Public Library offers an Educational Card to teachers in District 35. Perks include:

  • A six week loan period on most books
  • Access to the library’s premium subscription databases
  • The school is responsible for fines and fees, not the cardholder

Talk to your school’s administration if you are interested in receiving a card.

Not in District 35? If your school or organization is interested in participating in the Educational card program, please contact the library to learn more about eligibility.


Time-saving Services

Tired of Googling? Short on time? Glencoe librarians will curate a collection of library resources that match curriculum topics. Services include:

  • Library-to-Go – Tell us what you need and librarians will select and set aside the best available resources on a topic, ready for you to pick up and go!
  • Quick Picks – Don’t need the materials in hand just yet? We’ll print out or email a list of topical materials owned by the library or consortium
  • Online List – A customized list that links directly to the Glencoe Public Library catalog—easily emailed or shared with students and parents.
  • Book Displays – We’ll display selected materials in the library for up to 2 weeks (subject to space availability)

So we can best serve you, submit requests at least 48 hours in advance.


Library & Classroom Visits

Schedule a class visit to the library to learn about general library services and/or the library’s role in the community, or choose from one of our facilitated visit types below. Virtual visits are available!

Storytimes – Interactive 20-30 minute storytimes presented by our skilled teachers are available for classrooms or small groups. Virtual visits are available.

Booktalks – Engage students in 3rd—8th grade with new and exciting books. Librarians will share 10-15 books in a 20-30 minute presentation. Booktalks can be tailored to your grade level and genre needs. Let us know in advance if you prefer only AR list titles.

Resource Instruction – Receive customized instruction on the library’s eResources, including databases and downloadable content. Instruction can be tailored to your grade level and assignment needs and may include hands-on computer lab training upon request.

So we can best serve you, please submit visit requests at least 30 days in advance. Visits are subject to staff availability.

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