Kids

For Teachers and Homeschoolers

Halifax Public Libraries has lots to offer teachers and students looking for the best in library resources and services. While all of our services and collections will be of interest, here are some highlights geared specifically toward educators:

  • Class Visits & Schooltime Programs (November/December 2016)
    Bring your class to learn about free library services, borrow books, and experience our programs. Check out our bi-monthly Schooltime newsletter to see the lastest line-up of curriculum-related programs just for school classes. Typical programs include author visits, cultural heritage presentations, science exploration, local history and more!
    Subscribe or unsubscribe to the Schooltime newsletter by emailing us.
  • Workshops at Your School
    A youth services librarian will visit your school to teach your students some of our online resources that are accessible anywhere. Current workshops available are TumbleBooks (for Grade 1) and World Book Online / Homework Survivor (for Grades 5 & 7).
  • Homework Help and More!
    Homework Survivor is Halifax Public Libraries’ new student resource zone. Designed to provide youth with quick links to reliable web sites related to the curriculum, it can be used online anytime, anywhere. Students can also use the chat service during open library hours, connecting live online with library staff for help finding information, or getting reading suggestions.
  • Online Databases
    Our online full text magazine, newspaper and encyclopedia databases provide excellent support for research projects.
  • Reading Lists
    Recommended books for children, including lists for each grade.
  • Assignment Alert
    Tell us what your class is working on and we’ll be ready to help out when your students arrive.
  • Institutional Loan Card
    Need help keeping your personal borrowing separate from your teaching materials? Consider getting an Institutional Loan Card.
  • Internet Safety
    Links to excellent sites for adults and youth on effective online searching and safe Internet use.

To book appointments for a visit, contact your local branch. For information on Library policies, services, and a vast array of information resources, be sure to explore other areas of the Halifax Public Libraries website.

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