Hamilton Drive Thru

The Hamilton Drive-Thru will be closed Tuesday evening from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Educators

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The Lane Libraries are committed to providing excellent service to children and teens.

One way for the Lane to ensure the best service possible is to offer special assistance and services to educators of all kinds who work with these young people. Our resources are available to public and private school teachers, homeschool educators, and daycare/preschool providers. 

 

In addition to, or in tandem with the services listed below, the Bookmobile Department may be able to provide additional on-site services at your facility. Make sure to consult the library’s events calendar often for new and exciting programs! 

Teacher Card

Teachers or homeschooling parents who live or work within a school district served by the Lane Libraries are eligible for teacher cards. Districts include: Edgewood, Fairfield, Hamilton, New Miami, Ross, and Talawanda. Completed teacher card application forms and teacher card contracts can be returned to any Lane Libraries location (including the Bookmobile). Please read the application and contract closely with your school administrator, as the school assumes responsibility for the cost of lost or damaged items above a yearly $50.00 loss allowance. Teacher cards cannot be used to place holds on or check out items from SearchOhio.

For homeschooling parents, the parent assumes the responsibility of the principal, thereby accepting responsibility for the cost of lost or damaged items above a yearly $50.00 loss allowance. In addition to the contract and application forms, you must also provide a copy of the verification letter from the Ohio Department of Education granting you permission to homeschool.

Classroom Collections

The following materials are available for classroom collections (Teacher Card required):

  • Books
  • Large Print Books
  • Music CDs
  • Magazines
  • Books on CD (audiobooks)

Library staff will select age-appropriate materials on a specific topic or of a specific type for use in your classroom or library. A collection can be comprised of several different formats or just one format. (Library staff reserves the option to limit certain materials, such as holiday or seasonal items based on demand.)

Please allow at least 2 weeks for a collection to be prepared. Library staff will attempt to fill your request with their available resources to best meet your needs. You can choose to either pick up your collection at any Lane Libraries location, or you may choose to pick it up at any Bookmobile stop (the Bookmobile makes once-monthly visits to many elementary schools, middle schools, and child care centers).

Daycare & Preschool Organization Card

Daycares and Preschools located within a school district served by the Lane Libraries are eligible for organization cards. Districts served by Lane include: Edgewood, Fairfield, Hamilton, New Miami, Ross, and Talawanda. Application forms and contracts should be completed by the daycare or preschool administrator and returned to any Lane Libraries location (including the Bookmobile). Please read the application and contract closely, as the center assumes responsibility for the cost of lost or damaged items above a yearly $100.00 loss allowance.

Outreach

Use our outreach form to request a program with the Lane Libraries. Choose from book talks, tours, story times, and crafts. We can come to you or you can bring your students to us!

K-12 Databases

World Book Students

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Includes the World Book Encyclopedia, the World Book Dictionary, and the World Book Atlas.

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TumbleBook Library

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TumbleBook Library The TumbleBook Library is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) TumblePuzzles.

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Biography Reference Bank

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Collection of biographical articles from a variety of sources.

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Onsite or Library Presentations

We can offer instruction in library skills, story times, and tours at the library or on-site in your school or classroom. Contact the library if you are interested in scheduling a library presentation. Please note that visits are based on the availability of library staff.

Book talks can be a general presentation to get students excited about reading, or the presentation can be tailored to a specific topic. Staff members also welcome the opportunity to share the latest and greatest books that educators may want to use with students.

Instructions for searching the library’s catalog, understanding how libraries are organized, the parts of a book, or the difference between fiction and nonfiction are all examples of topics Lane Libraries staff can help your students understand. Library skills instruction can happen in a library or on-site at your school.

Young children aren’t the only ones who benefit from hearing a good story! Our librarians have a good repertoire of stories for all ages. Storytelling can create an excitement for books and reading. Hearing stories can also establish the pattern for recognizing character, plot, setting and theme.

Tour your local Lane Library or invite the Bookmobile to come to your school for a special visit. The students can select materials for leisure reading or for an assignment. Tours can coincide with library skills instruction as well.

The public library offers a wealth of resources if you know where to look. Library staff will be happy to provide a brief introduction or training at your faculty meetings. Topics might include how to use Lane Libraries’ research databases, an introduction into the services we offer, or interactive storytelling. We can tailor a workshop to fit your time and attendance requirements.

Library staff will be happy to work with you in planning a special presentation or activity in conjunction with any special event, such as Right to Read Week, Banned Books Week or Poetry Month. Consider inviting an enthusiastic librarian to your school for career day to speak with your students about the skills, challenges, and rewards of a career in the public library.