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.

Summer Reading Challenge 2017 Outreach Materials

  • The Public Library offers an annual summer reading program to keep kids engaged in reading and learning during the extended weeks of summer vacation. Our theme for 2017 is Read...Imagine..Design and patrons of all ages are encouraged to read and complete fun activities to earn prizes and local incentives, like free Loard's ice cream, swimming and golf.
  • This program overview can be shared with your students: Summer Reading 2017 Outreach Presentation

Services and programs for San Leandro school teachers include:

  • Class tours of the library. We'd love to meet your class or community group! Call the Children's Desk at 510-577-3960 to schedule a tour, or send an email to Tours should be scheduled at least two weeks in advance so we may best prepare for your class or group, and have time to process library cards for you.
  • 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 resources. Call 577-3954 or email 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.    
  • 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:

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.