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Resources for Educators

Resources for Educators

 

Elementary Educator Resources

 

Just for Teachers

Reserve Materials

Reserve Materials

Contact the Children’s Library if you have topic-specific assignments for your classes and we can set aside materials for your students to check out.


 

Get a Library Card

Get a Library Card

Library cards from any Connecticut public library may be used at the Ridgefield Library. For questions about out-of-state cards or database access, contact circulationDesk@ridgefieldlibrary.org or 203-438-2282 x202

 

E-Newsletter

Our E-Newsletter provides weekly notice of upcoming programs and new services. Sign up on the Ridgefield Library webpage. To sign up specifically for the monthly Children's E-newsletter, email children@ridgefieldlibrary.org.

 

Library Tours

We can schedule a tour, a storytime, book talks, or provide research assistance via secure Zoom or Google classroom meetings or by meeting your students in the Library.

Book Talks

Virtual or in-person book talks can be catered to your teaching needs. We can offer a ten-book book talk in 15 minutes complete with complementary bookmarks to allow students to mark their favorites for their next Library visit. Any age, grade, theme or reading level.
 

School Visits

Contact the Children's Department to arrange school visits. We can work with you to visit as many or as few classes and grades that you need. From storytimes to book talks, database demonstrations to materials show and tell, book club style discussions to research help, we can cater to your specific classroom needs.

Summer Reading

Schedule a visit to discuss how students can participate in the Library's Summer Reading Program over the summer. Our robust reporting systems also allow us to work with schools and teachers to provide reading logs and data. Email kjlareau@ridgefieldlibrary.org to schedule a virtual assembly or to coordinate Summer Reading requirements with your school.

Resources & Research

 

Find a Good Book

Book Recommendations

Book recommendations by theme, age & grade are available and constantly updated. We are also happy to work with you to find titles for individual needs and interests. You can also request a personal book bundle with hand-selected titles based on a short questionnaire.

STEAM Corner and Maker Space Making STEAM at the Ridgefield Library

STEAM Corner & Makerspace

The STEAM Corner at Ridgefield Library is located in the Donofrio Technology Center. The STEAM Corner is restricted to use by CT library cardholders 12 years of age or older.
 

Online Resources

Online Resources

From language resources to educational games to special topics, we offer a robust set of resources for you to use in and outside of the classroom.

 

Ridgefield Library Online Program Archives

Online Program Archives

Archived Online programs, book talks, activities, crafts & instruction are available on the Library's YouTube Channel. Please note that while we can vouch for our own original content, we cannot guarantee the appropriateness or safety of videos beyond the Library's offerings.

Teacher Reference Center

Teacher Reference Center

Linkedin Learning

Linkedin Learning

Creative Bug

Creativebug

Primary Search

Primary Search

Research it CT

ResearchIt CT

Britannica Library

Britannica Library

Children's Staff

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Children's Programs

CLICK AN AGE GROUP FOR UPCOMING PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Ages 0-2
Ages 3-5
Grades K-2
Grades 3-5

 

 

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