The Alameda Free Library can visit your classroom!
Here are the outreach services we provide:
Book Talk/Story time:
The Library will present age appropriate fiction and non-fiction by giving a book-talk and reading a story, and/or providing a simple literature-extension activity (connected to a particular theme per teacher request). This visit may be augmented with a “Library to Go” box (box of books/DVD’s related to the unit of study).
An introduction to the Library’s electronic resources:
To provide students homework support, the Library will conduct a customized digital presentation of the Library’s website for the students demonstrating all of the many electronic resources (such as databases), free services and materials the library offers students. This presentation may be focused on a specific topic and or augmented with a “Library to Go” box.
Please contact us if you would like to arrange a tour of any of the three branches of the Alameda Free Library. The Library visit will include a storytime, brief tour of the Children's Dept and, per teacher request, time for students to obtain a Library card and check out books. If you want your students to receive a Library Card at the visit, teacher must distribute Library card applications in advance and then return those completed applications to the Library 1 week in advance of the visit (so we can have the cards ready for the visit).
Contact the School Resource Services Liaison to find our more or schedule a visit:
Requires a 3 week lead time.