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.
- 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. Educators can 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.
Take Your child to the Library Week is February 2-7!
Help us encourage parents and grandparents to bring their children to the library during the week of February 2 - 7, 2015 for fun, free programs for the whole family. More info.
The LGBTQ Movement
A FREE Teacher Workshop for Middle and High School teachers
Monday, February 9, 2015, 9am-12pm
Central Library, Brooklyn Collection
Learn about the LGBTQ movement from Stonewall to DOMA and how to incorporate this history into the classroom. Participants will hear from experts and discuss "people-first" language, prejudice and misinformation, review and receive our newest David and Paula Weiner Social Movement module: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Movement. Participants will have an opportunity to connect with the Brooklyn Collection's materials as well as learn where to find other materials related to the topic.
See this Brooklyn Collection blog post for more information about this and other upcoming professional development opportunities in 2015: http://bklynlib.org/ProfDevelopment2015
Check back for special events for educators regularly or join our teacher email list by contacting YouthandFamily@bklynlibrary.org.