What is a "Library-to-Go" box?
This is a box of supplemental, curriculum-related books, DVD's (or) set of literature-circle books to augment a specific classroom unit or provide more independent reading choices for your students. Your classroom may keep these books for up to 4 weeks. Teachers interested in obtaining a Library-to-Go box, must complete a Teacher Library Card application (attached below) and fax it to 510.337.1571
Library-to-Go boxes may be customized to relate to a specific topic the class is studying (e.g., Civil War, endangered animals or planets).Teachers may ask for specific books or simply indicate a topic and have the library find appropriate books (or a combination of both).
How do I request a "Library to Go" box?
Please email your specific request to Hillary Ake at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 2 weeks in advance.
The School Resource Liaison will contact you once your box is ready. You will pick the box up at the front desk of the main library.
Library-to-Go box facts and policies:
*Library-to-Go service is for educators in grades K-8.
*Using the Teacher Library card, you may check out up to 30 library items.
*Library-to-Go service has a 4 week check out period. Books may not be renewed.
*Library-to-Go boxes are meant to boost or augment your existing classroom library, for larger units or projects
*The Teacher's Library Card is be used for the Library-to-Go service.Educators must use their personal library cards for any library materials checked out for personal use.
*Teachers' Library Cards are kept on file at the Boys' & Girls' Department in the Alameda Free Library Main Branch.