Outreach Request Form

Request an outreach visit from your librarian

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

Below you'll see our menu of options and a form to request your outreach visit. Our librarians are available for outreach visits either virtually or in-person when possible, and we can customize our presentations to meet your needs.

Options available

Afterschool Meetings, Cafecitos, 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

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

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

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!

Fill out this form to request your outreach visit

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