Brooklyn Public Library offers educators a wide array of resources and services, both in our libraries and on the web. We encourage you to make BPL a partner in your student's education. On our website, you can:
- Arrange a class visit for your students.
- Get library cards for your students.
- Access our rich print and digital collections.
- Explore our special events and services.
- Sign up for BPL's e-newsletters to read about the latest programs, events and resources at BPL.
- Browse our Digital Teacher Packet.
Teacher Library Card
Teachers from public and independent schools, licensed childcare centers, and special education programs can apply online for a Teacher Library Card. Learn more and sign up!
- Educators can create playlists of activities tailored to their lessons and invite students to a "class" with a class code and track their students' progress.
- Students can create an avatar and "level up" the more they play.
- Parents can also log in and connect with their children to set goals and rewards for them.
- All free for educators, free for parents, and free for students. Simply create a free login to get started.
For participating teachers and school librarians: download guides and resources, find booklists, and request support. Let us help you make MyLibraryNYC a success at your school. More Info >
Brooklyn Public Library's colorful Kidsmobile, a children's library on wheels, visits schools, child care centers, Headstart, afterschool programs and community events. Click here to schedule a Kidsmobile visit to your school.
Brooklyn Connections Educator Open House
Wednesday, October 14, 4pm - 6pm
Tour our facilities, including the Brooklyn Daily Eagle “morgue” and other restricted areas. View hundreds of primary sources that are available to you and your students. Learn about class visits and the Brooklyn Connections program. Take home a free copy of our teacher resource, A Teacher’s Guide: Projects at the Brooklyn Collection. Light refreshments will be provided. Register HERE to reserve your spot!
Tuesday, November 3, 9am-3pm
Meet some of Green-Wood Cemetery’s most famous residents and examine their final resting places with Manager of Education & Outreach, Steve Estroff. The morning session will take place at Green-Wood Cemetery. A historic trolley will shuttle participants to the Brooklyn Collection, where the Brooklyn Connections team will facilitate a discussion on how to use primary sources to investigate the life and death of some of Brooklyn’s finest (and most infamous) people! Please be prepared to walk. This event takes place rain or shine. Register HERE to reserve your spot!
Brooklyn's Navy Yard
Tuesday, December 8, 9am-2.30pm
In conjunction with Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Building 92 and the Brooklyn Historical Society, participants will engage with primary resources from the Brooklyn Navy Yard and its part in America’s wars. Tour the Navy Yard, learn how Brooklyn played an integral role in World War II and learn new techniques for making this unique history come alive in your classroom. This event takes place at Building 92, 63 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205. Register HERE to reserve your spot!
Check back for special events for educators regularly or join our teacher email list by contacting YouthandFamily@bklynlibrary.org.