TEACHERS

teacher_cardTeachers with an educator’s ID as well as homeschooling parents and caregivers are eligible to open an Educator Library Card.

This card will allow you to check out up to 50 items, place items on hold, and allow fine forgiveness for items used in the classroom or for educational purposes.

Please see a librarian or staff member at the library to open an Educator Library Card.

School Visits

Interested in having a librarian visit your school or classroom? Please EMAIL US or call (480) 488-2286 to schedule a visit with a librarian. We can visit with students for a classroom visit, provide library cards to each student, and either read a story (K-3) or share exciting new books available for checkout (grades 3-4+).

For Your Students 

ASSIGNMENT ALERTS: If you have an upcoming assignment, please EMAIL the Youth Librarian with information about the types of materials your students will need for upcoming projects. We will pull relevant materials onto a cart for your class and allow your students to make copies for free, and you can let them know materials for their projects will be available at our library. 

Service Opportunities

We provide volunteer and service opportunities for students ages 13 +.

Please visit our Volunteer Page to learn more. 

Helpful Links:

Connect Safely Educator Guides

Guides for educators to using the internet and technology safely and responsibility

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NASA Educator Resources 

NASA has resources for educators including recommended apps, websites and classroom tools for grades K-4, 5-8, and 9-12.

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Crayola Lesson Plans 

Lesson plans that support instruction from STEM to art to early literacy, grades K-12.

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Free Lakeshore Learning Resources 

Lakeshore Learning offers crafts and activities, worksheets, and other resources for educators.

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HOMESCHOOL RESOURCES

Desert Foothills Library’s Homeschool Collection includes books, kits, and other materials to support homeschooling families. We also have two Kindles loaded with classic literature available for check out.

Room Rentals:

Desert Foothills Library strives to support the homeschool community in Maricopa County. We will work with homeschool groups to provide space for groups to meet and learn for free or at a discounted rate, as our schedule allows.

Educator Library Card:

Homeschooling parents and caregivers are eligible to open an Educator Library Card.  This card will allow you to check out up to 50 items, place items on hold, and allow fine forgiveness for items used for educational purposes.

Please see a librarian or staff member at the library to open an Educator Library Card.