Resources for Educators

During the school year we encourage teachers and students to take full advantage of the many materials and services offered by Anaheim Public Libraries. We have prepared these teacher pages to help you develop successful library assignments, plan for library visits, and get library cards for your students.

We are committed to helping your students complete their library assignments. We can help in the following ways:
  • Assist them in finding sources in the reference collection
  • Demonstrate the use of the online catalog and how to find materials in our collection
  • Instruct them in the use of the periodical and newspaper indexes and locating those materials
  • Offer bibliographies and advice on finding fiction or literature appropriate to their age and reading level
  • Orient them to the library and its resources

Library Visits & Tours

Please call your nearest branch at least 2 weeks in advance to schedule a class tour or visit.

Class Visits to the Library 

Classes are welcome to come to the library to work on research skills and check out books with or without the assistance of a librarian. Either way, please let us know in advance so that we may prepare for your visit.

Class Tours

You may schedule a tour for your class at any of our library branches. A Librarian will lead the tour, including introductions to the youth services, reference, and nonfiction collections. Topics of discussion may include:
  • Checking out books
  • Library behavior
  • Searching the catalog
  • Tours for lower grades may also include stories.

School Visits

Upon request, a librarian may visit any local school to give book talks, tell stories, and promote the use of the library and its programs. We can speak to students in assembly or in individual classrooms.

Please call your nearest branch at least 2 weeks in advance to schedule a tour or visit.