We offer a variety of services to teachers and their students
We offer tours of our libraries for teachers and students. If you wish to set one up please call the library or email the teen librarians to set up a tour. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your school should fill out a form with us at the beginning of the school year. They will then send us a list of approved teachers. After that is done you just need to call or come into the library and set up your card. You can check out materials on your school card to use in your classes.
If your whole class will be descending upon the library, we ask for a heads up to make sure we can accommodate the needs of your students. Please fill out the “Assignment Alert” http://www.aurorapubliclibrary.org/kids/school-connection/assignment-alert/ so we can try and help to accommodate your students with their needs.
Empty Pockets Forms
It sometimes happens that a student is given an assignment on topics that we don’t carry any materials on and the teacher requires a book format on the topic. If we don’t have the materials to assist your students with their needs we can supply them with an empty pockets form so you can know that they did attempt to find the resources with us.
We have several databases that are helpful to students. Some of these are sources that students wont use if you tell them not to use the internet.
Brain Fuse (Help Now): Live homework help with expert tutors working with kindergarten to college students. Includes writing assistance and evaluations on assignments. Teacher can even create flashcards so students can play games and learn.
Learning Express Library: Unlimited access to interactive skill-building courses in math, reading and writing, as well as a broad range of practice tests based on official exams such as ACT, SAT and GED
Pronunciator: Fun and easy way to learn any of 75 languages, including English. Learn at your own pace.
Biography In Context: Information on historical figures, authors, athletes, entertainers and more.
Gale Virtual Reference Library: eBook collection for doing reports on topics for history, literature, science, biographies, and more.
MasterFile Premier: Journals, magazines and news papers covering topics on current event, popular people, history, health, science, and many other areas. Includes peer-reviewed articles. Some articles go back to 1985.
Opposing Viewpoints In Context: Articles with pro and con positions on social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues. Great for reports.
Chicago Tribune: Chicago Tribune full-text articles (1985-present).
Chicago Tribune – Historical: Content includes articles between 1849-1987. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.
Teacher Resource Center @ Santori
There is a room at the Santori Library in the Kiwanis Children’s Center that is for teachers to use. Currently it has the Ellison die cutter, a laminator, and a paper cutter for your use as teachers. You must bring your own paper and pay for any laminate you use.
Portable Hard Drive
Hotspot (internet on the go!)
Stereo Digital Voice Recorder
Audio Cassette Converter
Sony Lens Camera
VHS to DVD Converter
Chromebooks (in house use only)
3D Printers $
Epilog Lazer Cutter $
Vinyl Cutter $
HP Design Jet (makes poster sized print jobs) $