The Longview Public Library aims to meet the needs of educators by providing a range of resources to enrich the learning experience of individual students, improving their information search strategies and developing a lifelong love of reading and learning. Special services to teachers include:
Planning a research assignment that will encourage student use of the public library? Use our simple Online Form to let us know, and we will do our best to meet your needs! With advance notice, we can even prepare bibliographies and "pathfinders" to a variety of resources on a specific topic!
We provide opportunities for classes to visit the library. Class visits include: Orientation tours, a general overview on what the public library has to offer; Instructional tours with emphasis on how to use library print and online resources (with or without a subject emphasis); Behind-the-scenes tours that show the variety of library careers and the process of getting new items on the shelf; Special audience tours (hablamos Español); and Literature Alive programs that review our books and folklore, demonstrating storytelling techniques, puppet theatre and book-talking to spark interest in reading. Contact us if you would like to have a librarian come to visit your classroom!
School librarians who live outside of the Longview School District may be eligible for a free "Professional Courtesy Card"; contact Jan E.V.W. Hanson, Youth Services Librarian for more information.