All full-service branches welcome class visits for story programs for younger students and book talks and/or tours for older students. Library cards for students can be distributed on the day of your class visit. After booking a class visit, teachers can send a Library Card Application Form home with each student for parents/guardians to sign. Teachers should bring the completed forms to the library at least seven days prior to the class visit, to allow for processing of the new cards.
Call the Children's & Family Literacy Librarian at your local branch to discuss your needs and book your visit!
Looking for great books to share? Check out our Booklovers pages for Kids & Tweens and for Teens plus our popular 100 Picture Books to Read Before Kindergarten list. Our staff have also handpicked books on various topics and for various age levels in our Staff Picks booklists. New lists are created regularly so be sure to check back! Here's one of our latest booklists:
Early Childhood Educators
Are you an Early Childhood Educator who needs professional development hours? Some of our programs may suit your criteria! We can provide a letter of completion at the end of the workshop upon request. Ask the Children's Librarian at your local branch for more details.
|We have a number of online encyclopedias and article databases just for students, plus information on bibliographic citations, all via our Homework Help page. Our Homework Help page also features our Steampunk Challenge, a free online tour of library resources (library card and password required)|
Please note: a valid Greater Victoria Public Library card and password are required to access library account information, holds and renewals as well as to access electronic resources , such as EBSCOhost MasterFILE Premier.
Tips for Teachers -- Fast Facts
- We recommend teachers keep class assignments broad enough for students to work on a range of topics.
- Books, DVDs, magazine/newspaper articles, print/electronic encyclopedias, and reliable websites, are all excellent sources of information.
- Help keep library books intact by requiring original artwork or photocopies for your assignments.
Do you know a student who needs a little help with reading? Do you know a student who would make a great teen volunteer? Reading Buddies provides reading practice, literacy-based activities for children currently in (or just completed) Grades 1 to 4, who are paired up with a volunteer teen Big Buddy aged 13-18.
Visit our Reading Buddies page for more details.