April-June 2019  |  Grades 9 - 12
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: Book Club Kits for Teens
Are you interested in starting a book club in your classroom or after school? The library has a new collection of Book Club Kits for teens. New titles include The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon, The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo, and I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sánchez. The kits contain 10-12 copies of the book and a reader's guide to help you with topics for discussion. You can pick up your kit at all library locations and Linx schools and check-out for two months. 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.
Student Research Spotlight: GREENR
Are you doing research projects on pollution, alternative energy, agriculture or sustainability? GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy & Natural Resources) has a wide array of electronic journals, news and encyclopedias covering the development of emerging green technologies and issues on the environment, sustainability and more. The resources are reliable, searchable, and easy to navigate online. Each entry offers citation tools and easy downloading, printing and saving for future use. GREENR provides overview information, video, unique commentaries, primary source documents, and statistics in research areas. If you want your students to have access to a wide array of dependable resources from their school or home, let them know about GREENR. Students will need a library card to access this resource from home. Librarians would be happy to teach your students how to use this resource, just drop us a line through the Teacher Request Form.
Summer Reading: 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 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. DPL is your partner in combating the summer slide!  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 Languages: Conversation and film-based digital resources to help you learn over 70 languages.
Lynda.com: A broad range of technology, business and professional self-paced courses ranging from coding to interpersonal skills to acoustic guitar.
Gale Courses: Hundreds of instructor-led classes from computer skills to personal development to college readiness including an entire section of education and teaching courses.
Oregon Battle of the Books
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 here and share with your students for summer reading fun!
Teacher Requests: How Can We Help You?
Did you know that we can reserve great books for you to use in your classroom? We can even provide your students with a school assignment resource page to help find the books and information they need for their homework. Let us know what you're studying and we can make your life easier with great resources to support your unit. Bookmark the Teacher Request form and use it often. You'll wonder how you got along without it!
A Unique Library Card Just for Teachers
Have you signed up for your DPL Educator's Card?  These cards allow 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 will get you started!
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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!
heck out the collection of new poetry books for kids. A few are highlighted below, but you'll find the  full list here .
Michael L. Printz Award
The Young Adult Library Services Association awards the Michael L. Printz Award each year, honoring the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit. You'll find the 2019 winner (A Heart in a Body in the World), and past recipients as well, at your library.
Library Locations & Hours
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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