Resources for Teachers

 

The Library offers many services for San Leandro teachers and students, including free library cards, class visits and tours by appointment, homework support, books and materials for educational, cultural, and information purposes.

Services and programs for San Leandro school teachers include:

  • Class tours of the library. We'd love to meet your class! Call the Children's Desk at 510-577-3960 to schedule a tour, or send an email to kkeefer@sanleandro.org
  • The Library can visit your school! We can attend your back to school night, family literacy nights, or visit a classroom to read a book or demonstrate our online reesoures. Call 577-3954 or email kkeefer@sanleandro.org to schedule.
  • Request library books and reader’s advisory for your classroom by filling out the teacher book request form online. We are happy to pull books that support your curriculum. You can also call 510-577-3960 to phone in your request.
  • Teacher cards, which allow teachers who teach at San Leandro schools to check out books for 6 weeks.

Curriculum resources for teachers include:

  • Common Core resources for teachers
  • Use Tumblebooks in your classroom for free! These animated, talking picture books can be viewed on any computer with an Internet connection.
  • Use BookFLIX in your classroom for free! This online literacy resource pairs 95 classic video storybooks with a related nonfiction eBook.
  • Special “teacher shelf” collection with reproducibles and other specialized books with ideas for classroom activities, as well as titles on classroom management and more. 
  • "Big book" collection for enhanced storytimes.
  • Magazines such as Book Links, MultiCultural Review and Ed Digest.
  • Online booklists for common core materials: http://booklistonline.com/commoncore

Download our Teacher's Guide to the San Leandro Library for an overview of our offerings for teachers at schools serving San Leandro students. The San Leandro Public Library looks forward to working in partnership with local schools to provide library services and materials to supplement the changing needs of teachers and students in the San Leandro Community.