Teachers and students are important members of the community served by the Batavia Public Library District. While we are not a substitute for the school library, we can be an additional source of information and assistance. To help us serve you more efficiently, we have compiled a few tips for teachers.
Classes within the Batavia Library District are welcome to visit the Library for a tour or short program. Librarians also visit schools. Call the Youth Services department at (630)-879-1393 ext. 500 to schedule a visit for students in Preschool through grade 8. Please make requests for visits at least two weeks in advance.
The Library subscribes to a number of online databases that may be helpful for your students. These range from language learning activities to in-depth material on ancient civilizations and more. All of these fully vetted resources can be accessed from within the Library. Use your Batavia Public Library Card for off-site access.
Fill out the form and submit the information prior to giving your students an assignment so that the Library staff will be better prepared to assist your students. Please attach a copy of the written assignment sheet, if possible.
Create an Assignment Alert.
Thursday, September 19 1 pm
Homeschool families are invited to attend a Library information day. Youth Services staff will take families on a tour of the Library, then younger children will enjoy a short storytime while older students and parents learn tips on how to use the Library catalog and the various student databases offered by the Library. Registration required, beginning September 3. Click here for more info.
For more help, preschool, elementary and middle school teachers may contact the Youth Services Department at (630)-879-1393, ext. 500.
Head of Youth Services: Joanne Zillman
School Liaison Librarian: Amanda Vanderwerf
Staff: Ruth Arrott, Joleen Batek, Amy Hong, Mary Steskal, Kathleen Redmond, Jennifer Connon
Homeschool families are always welcome at the Batavia Public Library! During your visit you can:
Homeschool families that have a Batavia Library card are welcome to visit the Library for a tour or short program. Call the Youth Services department at (630)-879-1393 ext. 500 to schedule a visit for students in Preschool through grade 8. Call the Adult Services Department at (630)-879-1393 ext. 200 for Students in grades 9-12. Please make requests for visits at least two weeks in advance.
Families who live in the Batavia Public Library District are also welcome to complete our Homeschool Survey to help us enhance your Library experience.