October-December 2018  |  Grades K - 5
Welcome to Teachers Know, Deschutes Public Library's newsletter for educators. Our goal is to share resources that support you and your students. This first edition has kindly been forwarded to you by your school librarian; to receive future newsletters (scheduled for January and April) please be sure to subscribe here with your email address. 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.
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!
Librarian Visits: We Bring the Library to You
DPL librarians love visiting your schools. We offer several types of visits:

- Sharing books through interactive book talks has the potential to foster a life-long love of reading, whether we cover curriculum-centered titles or the best new reads.

- How to use the library's website, which contains a wealth of educational and recreational possibilities.

- Building research and information literacy skills with library resources such as our online catalog, databases, and apps will enrich students' educational experience (and, teachers, you will learn how DPL resources can integrate into your curriculum.)

Our librarians are eager to share their knowledge! Fill out a Teacher Request form   to let us know how we can work together.
A Unique Library Card Just for Teachers
Starting this month, area educators can visit their local DPL location and apply for an Educator's Card. These cards allow for 100 items to be checked out, 50 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!
Homework Help Spotlight: Gale InfoBits
InfoBits was developed especially for beginning researchers in kindergarten through fifth grade. Topics are easy to browse and are accompanied by appealing images. Results are organized by type, including Books and Biographies, Videos and Pictures, and Magazines and News. For each text result, reading level is indicated with a simple visual cue. There's also an audio option for text results. New information is added every day. Find InfoBits and other databases on our homework help page .
K-5 Resource Connection: Social Emotional Learning Booklist
Teachers know that social emotional learning is foundational to academic success and essential to a positive classroom climate. Books are a great way to explore, teach, and learn about these subjects and to spark conversations and ideas around them. We're excited to share with you a list of newer picture books that feature topics such as kindness, sharing, diversity, persistence, teamwork and more. Enjoy these titles and don't hesitate to ask us for more recommendations! 
Create a List in Bibiocommons, Our Online Catalog
Lists like the one above are a wonderful tool for sharing your enthusiasm for favorite books or for keeping track of resources you'll want to use again or share with your colleagues or team. Since they're integrated into our catalog, it's the simplest thing to place a hold from a list. To make a list:
1. Log in to your account by clicking the blue button on the top right of the page and selecting Log In/Register at the top.
2. That same blue button on the top right now displays your username. Under the dropdown menu select Lists under the "My Collections" section.
3. Select the "Create a New List" button in the middle left of the page and follow the simple instructions.
4. Enjoy!
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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
October is
National Dessert Month
Let's celebrate with books (and maybe some sweet treats):

- Pie
November is Native
American Heritage Month
Let's enrich our reading experience:

December is
Read a  New Book Month
Here are some recent releases garnering buzz.

- Blue
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 closures:
- October 23
- November 22, 23
- December 24, 25
- January 1
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