April-June 2019  |  Grades K - 5
Welcome to Teachers Know, Deschutes Public Library's newsletter that shares resources to support you and your students. Don't miss an issue! If this newsletter was forwarded to you by your school librarian please be sure to subscribe here with your email address so you will receive future editions (sent quarterly). We will have a Teachers Know archive linked on our school services page. DPL's School Services provides a range of opportunities to connect you and your students with our resources. Here are a few examples.
New Easy Reader Books from Your Library 
Are you looking for a new easy reader book to read aloud in your classroom? Easy reader books provide repetition, interesting characters, and wonderful adventures! Favorite characters like Elephant and Piggie by Mo Willems or Porcupine in That's My Book! and Other Stories by Salina Yoon encourage reluctant readers to pick up a book and read more. We recently added a new series called ACORN, by Scholastic, for ages 4-7. This series includes all of your favorite characters: A Friend for Dragon by Dav Pilkey, Hello, Crabby! by Jonathan Fenske, and Unicorn and Yeti: Sparkly New Friends by Heather Ayris Burnell. Explore the full list of new easy reader books online here or ask your librarian to create an easy reader book list for you.
New: Book Club Kits for Kids!
Are you interested in starting a book club in your classroom? Do you know a parent book group that is looking for new book ideas? The library has a new collection of Book Club Kits for Kids available now! New titles include: Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks, Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper, and Wonder by R.J. Palacio. The kids kits contain 10-12 copies of the book, a tote bag for easy carrying, and check-out for two months. You can pick up your kit at all library locations and Linx schools. You'll find a complete listing of all the kits in the online catalog. Just place a hold on the kit you want with your library card number and PIN/password, and the library will contact you when it's available for pick up.
Summer Reading Brings a Universe of Stories
Join us this summer for a Universe of Stories! We all know the importance of summer reading in helping to alleviate the summer slide in reading skills. Studies show  that children involved in public libraries' summer programs have a reduction in skill loss when it comes to reading as compared to their peers. But how do we convince our students to join these programs, and stay involved throughout the summer? At Deschutes Public Library we reward each child with a free book of their choosing. As they move through the program they can to come to the library to build solar robots, learn about game design, experience an escape room, and more. Throughout the summer they will also earn more prizes and be entered into a grand prize drawing.  If you are assigning specific titles for summer reading, please send the list to cherylw@deschuteslibrary.org so that we can ensure we have enough copies. More information on summer reading is coming soon to our websitethe full schedule of Summer Reading programs and events will be published in late May.
Summer Learning for Teachers and Students
Hooray, summer is coming, it's time to play! It's also a great time for learning for you and your students. The library offers many online learning opportunities, from continuing education and college prep to learning a new language and photography courses.
- Learning Express Library: Comprehensive, interactive tutorials and practice tests including SAT, ACT, and TOEFL; and skill building in math, English, civics, logic, science, and more.
- Mango LanguagesConversation and film-based digital resources to help you learn over 70 languages.
- Lynda.comA broad range of technology, business, and professional self-paced courses ranging from coding to interpersonal skills to acoustic guitar.
- Gale CoursesHundreds of instructor-led classes from computer skills to personal development to college readiness including an entire section of education and teaching courses.
Teacher Requests: We're Here to Help
The 2019-2020 Oregon Battle of the Books Lists are out! Summer is a great time for students to start reading these titles. Find the list of OBOB books here and share with your students for summer reading fun!  
A Unique Library Card Just for Teachers
The  DPL Educator's Card allows for 100 items to be checked out, 30 holds to be placed, and a four-week check-out period. This card can be held in addition to a personal library card; cardholders are financially responsible for all items checked out to either card. Show us your school ID for the current academic year and we'll get you started!
Find Resources Online
Our School Services page is your gateway to resources designed to help you and your students.
Spotlight on Books
April is
National Poetry Month!
Check out the collection of new poetry books for kids. A few are highlighted below, but you'll find the full list here.
Library Events
Our April/May Events guide is available at all library locations and online as a PDF here.
Library Locations & Hours
We have six locations throughout Deschutes County to serve you. Click here for locations and hours. Online digital resources are available to you anytime, from anywhere with internet access. 
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