Outreach Request Form

Request an outreach visit from your librarian

Are you a teacher, school administrator, or homeschooling family looking for ways to share public library resources with your students or teachers? Are you interested in services for preschool, elementary, middle, or high-school aged students?

Our librarians are available for outreach visits to teach your students about what the Library offers for them.

Below you'll see our menu of options and a form to request your outreach visit. The visits are offered virtually and in-person when possible and can be customized to meet your needs.

Options available

Early Literacy Skills and School Readiness:  45 to 60 minutes
Available for: Preschool

Learn how to

  • Get a card/Create an online account
  • Search the catalog for board books, picture books, kid music CDs, DVDs and more
  • Build children’s brains through talking, singing, reading, writing and playing activities
  • Use our educational resources like Make Way for Books, TumbleBooks, Kanopy Kids Streaming Video, read-along eBooks and Storyline
  • Access “Ready, Set, School” on Facebook Live
  • Find lists of recommended materials

Storytime that Comes to YOU:  30 to 60 minutes
Available for: Preschool, Elementary

  • Arrange an in-person or virtual visit for staff to read to your students books that are grade-level, theme or class project specific

Support for Homeschooling Families: 45 to 60 minutes
Available for: Elementary, Middle School, High School

Learn about

  • Online homework and tutoring assistance through Brainfuse
  • Skill Sheets and Learn at Home blogs
  • Accelerated Reader and Lexile tag searching
  • Educational assistance resources such as TumbleMath, Tumble Books Library, CultureGrams, Kids InfoBits, Science Buddies, Pronunciator for language learning and Prenda Code Club
  • Downloading eBooks, emagazines, digital audiobooks, music and streaming video

Pima County Public Library Website 101: 30 to 60 minutes
Available for: Elementary, Middle School, High School

Learn how to

  • Get a card/Create an online account
  • Use your Library Dashboard to create lists, suggest titles for purchase and more
  • Search the catalog for books, programs and events
  • Place a hold on an item
  • Navigate the website (digital resources, Discover Community, Ask a Librarian, and more) in English or Spanish

E-Library: Free Online Resources 101: 30 to 60 minutes
Available for: Elementary, Middle School, High School

Learn how to

  • Download eBooks, emagazines, digital audiobooks, music and streaming video such as National Geographic for Kids and Kanopy Streaming Video: K-12 Lessons for Students (Elementary)
  • Download eBooks, emagazines, digital audiobooks, music and streaming video (Middle School, High School)
  • Access online homework help and tutoring through Brainfuse (all)
  • Use educational assistance resources like TumbleMath, Tumble Books Library, CultureGrams, Kids InfoBits, Pronunciator for language learning, Science Buddies and Prenda Code Club (Elementary)
  • Use educational assistance resources like CultureGrams, Digital Comics and Graphic Novels, Learning Express Middle School Center, Science Buddies and Prenda Code Club (Middle School)
  • Use educational assistance resources like GCF LearnFree, Learning Express Library, Driver’s Permit Practice Tests and Peterson’s Test Prep (High School)

Databases 101: 30 to 45 minutes
Available for: Middle School, High School

Learn how to

  • Identify and analyze databases (all)
  • Access the best database for your classroom study, individual student research, or self-directed learning needs (Middle School)
  • Access the best databases for your subject and class levels and support students in their individual research projects (High School)
  • Going from Wikipedia to deeper research, when to modify your topic idea, and how to know if you are getting it right! (Middle School)
  • Help students to clarify their research, adjust the scope of their topic and conduct effective subject exploration (High School)

Career Day Presentation/Day in the Life: 30 to 45 minutes
Available for: Elementary, Middle School, High School

Learn what

  • A day in the life of a public librarian is like!
  • Education and training you need
  • You can do to become involved with the library in the future—volunteering, Teen Advisory Boards, entry-level positions and more!

Book Recommendations: 15 to 45 minutes
Available for: Elementary, Middle School, High School

Learn

  • What new titles are hitting the shelves
  • How to find a book you actually want to read
  • What is Readers’ Advisory anyway?
  • How to get PRRs (Personalized Reading Recommendations from real people!)

Discover Community: 30 to 45 minutes
Available for: Elementary, Middle School, High School

Learn about

  • Our commitment to honoring and celebrating Tucson’s diverse communities with our Affinity Teams:
    • Biblio Lotus supports and values the culture and voice of our Asian communities in Pima County
    • Kindred reaches, supports, and celebrates the Black community
    • LGBTQ+ provides welcoming, inclusive opportunities for everyone and serves Southern Arizona's LGBTQ+ library users
    • Many Nations mission is to provide literacy outreach and establish ongoing partnerships with Native communities in Pima County
    • Nuestras Raíces celebrates and honors the culture, voice, and linguistic heritage of our Latinx and Spanish-speaking communities in Pima County
    • Welcome to America recognizes, welcomes, and celebrates immigrants for their contributions to our shared success
  • Culturally relevant reading lists, new titles and authors
  • Local interest articles and books
  • The Seed Library for gardeners of all skill levels!
  • Connecting with YOUR library through Facebook, Instagram, Flickr and our blogs!

Afterschool Meetings, Parent Nights and Literacy Events
Available for: Elementary, Middle School, High School

Outreach to provide

  • Basic information about the library, including library cards, services and programs for our entire community!
  • Literacy skills for families and students
  • Read-alouds for school Open House stations
  • Book-related giveaways such as pencils, bookmarks, etc.
  • Targeted resources depending on your event:  College and Career events, Digital Media events (eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and more) and Homework Help/Test Prep events

Fill out this form to request your outreach visit

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