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Educator Resources

 

Educator Resources

Teacher Materials Requests

We will gather and hold materials that support public, private, and parochial teachers’ needs.  Please review our guidelines and complete the Teacher Materials Request Form.
 

Special Assistance/Class Visits

To contact a librarian for special assistance or to schedule a class visit, please use our Book A Librarian service.
 

Educator Cards

An Educator Card extends additional library privileges to qualifying educators.  Cardholders may: borrow up to 50 items for 6 weeks and one 6-week renewal (excluding 7-day DVDs);  reserve up to 25 items;  and access the Library's database collection. 

Educator Cards may only be used for teaching materials, not for personal use.  3-day DVDs may not be checked out.  All fines and Library polices apply.

To qualify for an Educator Card, you must have a personal Lexington Public Library card in good standing, along with additional documentation:  school ID or paystub (for teachers); Letter of Intent to Homeschool (for homeschoolers); Certification from the Child Care Council (for Daycare Directors).

To apply, please inquire at any Library location.  Be sure to bring the required documentation.  An Educator Card expires annually on June 1st and must be renewed.

Helpful Databases

Educators may find these Library databases to be especially useful.  A library card is required for access outside of our locations.

Bookflix
Online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning.

Britannica Library
Award-winning resource for children and adults with trusted information.  Choose the age-appropriate level that works best to conduct research, complete homework assignments, and work on special projects.

Learning Express Library
Interactive study guides and practice exams to prepare for the GED, SAT, ACT, ASVAB, and other academic, civil service, military, and professional exams.

Live Homework Help
Students in grades K-12 can receive free help from professional tutors from 2:00 PM to 12:00 AM every day on a computer or mobile device(Note: You must create a Tutor.com account before using the mobile app.)

Mango Languages
Learn practical conversation skills for over 50 languages spoken around the world on your computer or mobile device.  (Note: You must create a Mango account before using the mobile app.)

Project Gutenberg
Over 40,000 free ebooks (including many classics) to read on your computer or mobile device.

Searchasaurus
Child-friendly interface for EBSCO's Primary/Elementary Search and Middle School Search databases.

Student Research Center
Designed for students in grades 6 through 12. Provides students in secondary schools with research tools to easily obtain the information that they need from EBSCO databases.

Universal Class
Online continuing education courses with a growing catalog of over 500 classes.

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