The library staff does all that it can to provide all of the materials necessary for your students to research a variety of subjects. It is helpful if we know when an assignment is given to a number of students at the same time and what these annual research projects might be so that we may make arrangements to have these materials on hand. Please let us know by calling us at 231-758-3112 or by using the Assignment Alert form.
Library visits are available, free of charge, to any School Class or Home School or Day Care group in the library’s service area. Programs vary in terms of time and objectives, depending upon the ages of the children and your goals for the visit: music (5 string banjo, ukulele, washboard and harmonica) and storytelling with children or adults. Please call to make arrangements at least three weeks ahead of time.
Groups visiting us for research purposes only, who do not need continuous attention from library staff, and who will be arriving and leaving during regular library hours, need only call or email 2 days in advance of the visit/s.
To arrange a visit, call or email Ron Fowler at the Library.
Click here for details on how to get a library card. For further details, call the Circulation Department at the number below or send an email.
Bins of Books
Teachers are encouraged to participate in the Bins of Books Program. Plastic containers holding classroom oriented materials on specific themes from dinosaurs to sports to cooking.
National Endowment for the Humanities teacher pages.
Library of Congress teacher page.
Michigan Teacher Network – This is an excellent page of links that has links and information for or about: Michigan Education, Job Listings, Parents, Early Ed, Special Ed, Ed Leadership, Best Practices, Ed Technology, School Services, Prof. Development, Events, Educator Learning, Online Forums, Organizations, Periodicals, English, Math,Science, Social Studies, Arts Ed, Languages, Career Skills, Health, Fitness, Life Management, Media Centers, Technology, Ed Clearinghouses and Special Collections. This site has earned 7 web awards!
Michigan Electronic Library’s Teachers Resources – This excellent site contains links to just about any education topic that a teacher could wish for, from Michigan Education to lesson plans for Michigan Week!
PBS Teacher Source – Many links to pages with information about research, and the results, regarding technology and teaching.
Random House Children’s Books – This site includes a variety of resources for teachers including Teacher Guides that include thematic and curricular connections to their books and information about their authors and illustrators, among other things.
Reading is Fundamental (RIF) – Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. prepares and motivates children to read by delivering free books and literacy resources to those children and families who need them most.
Sites For Teachers is a list of the best teacher’s resource and educational sites on the net and contains only links to sites that contain teacher’s resource and educational material, ranked by popularity. No more surfing countless pages to find the occasional “good” site. Sitesforteachers.com has strict rules for the listed webmasters. It’s free for the visitor and it’s free for the webmaster to get listed.