January-March 2019  |  Grades 6 - 8
Welcome to Teachers Know, Deschutes Public Library's newsletter for educators 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. We hope you like what you read! DPL's School Services provides a range of opportunities to connect you and your students with our resources. Here are a few examples.
2019 Youth Media Awards
Each year the American Library Association honors books, videos, audiobooks, and other exceptional materials for children and teens. The Youth Media Awards guide teachers, parents, librarians, and others with the selection of outstanding materials for youth. The Youth Media Awards include the renowned Caldecott, Newbery, Coretta Scott King, Pura Belpr√©, Printz, and Odyssey awards as well as other awards and recommended lists for youth. The 2019 Youth Media Awards will be announced on January 29 at 8:00 a.m. (PST) during American Library Association's Midwinter Conference. For more information check out the  American Library Association Youth Media Awards site.
Coming In April: DPL's Youth Lit Fest
Mark your calendars for April 6, 2019! Deschutes Public Library will host the 2019 Youth Lit Fest at Summit High School (9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.). You will have a chance to hear celebrated authors and illustrators speak about their art. Here are few of the authors and illustrators who will be presenting: 
  • Matthew Cordell/2018 Caldecott Winner
  • Fonda Lee/American Library Association's Best Fiction for Young Adults
  • Katherine Roy/Robert Sibert Honor Award
  • Jason Reynolds (participating via Skype)/Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children's Literature
  • Dan Gemeinhart/2017 OBOB Title
This is a free event open to teachers, parents, children, teens, writers, and illustrators and anyone interested in the craft of writing or illustrating for youth. Look for more information on  our website in February, or  contact your local DPL librarian to learn more.
Curriculum Crates
Curriculum Crates are coming in February! These practical, portable tubs contain around 20 fiction and non-fiction books on one of 25 popular subjects, such as life cycles, community helpers, and the Renaissance, plus a study guide highlighting useful websites and Deschutes Public Library databases. With an Educator Card, you can checkout Curriculum Crates for four weeks. Residents with Deschutes Public Library cards, and Library Linx cards, allow a checkout of three weeks. To request a crate simply place a hold via the library catalog starting in February. What if the crate you want is checked out? Or you need books on another topic? Submit a Teacher Request to receive individual books related to your subject. Your community librarian is ready to assist you. Click here to find out more.
Oregon Battle of the Books 2019
Another year of Oregon Battle of the Books is upon us. The OBOB committee chose twelve diverse titles for our middle school competitors to read and review, and the regional battle is coming up soon. If your school does not have a team this year, consider leading one next year. The library will be in your corner with multiple copies of all the OBOB books, plus links from our homepage to practice questions, resources, and more. If you'd like a librarian to come book talk any of these titles, just drop us a line through the Teacher Request form.
Homework Help Spotlight: Biography in Context
Deschutes Public Library provides access to a variety of online resources designed to help students of all ages Know More. This quarter, explore Biography in Context, a user-friendly, biographical database geared toward middle and high school students. Students can access authoritative reference materials, periodical, and multimedia content on more than 4,500 contemporary and historical figures. Users can search for biographies via keyword, or by name, occupation, gender, ethnicity, nationality, or place of birth/death. Explore this online resource 24/7 using your Deschutes Public Library card.
Teacher Requests: We're Here to Help!
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!
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Our School Services page is your gateway to resources designed to help you and your students.
Spotlight on Books
For Teachers:  A Booklist
Whether practical, insightful, or humorous (maybe even all three!), these books are great for educators. Find the full list of more than a dozen books here.
A 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!
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.
Upcoming holiday closures:
- January 21
- February 18
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