The Itasca Community Library offers Itasca teachers a variety of materials and services to aid them in classroom planning and professional development. The Library’s goal is to work with the schools in helping students meet their informational needs and instilling in them a love of reading.
We encourage teachers to inform us about any upcoming school assignments. If we are informed, we will pull related books and hold them for use within the library or for students to check out. It is to the students’ advantage for a teacher to let us know about upcoming assignments.
The Youth Department staff is willing to go to an Itasca School for storytelling, bibliographic instruction, book talks or any other special library program. Please contact the Library to set up a date.
Itasca teachers may bring their classes to the library for a tour, library instruction, bibliographic instruction, book talks, storytelling, etc. Please contact the Youth Department if you would like to have a tour or schedule a program in the future.
The Parent/Teacher Shelf is a collection of materials which are of interest to parents, teachers and other adults living and working with children. The collection is located in the Youth Section of the Library.
School Library Card
The Itasca schools, both public and private, are given the opportunity to acquire their own school library cards. Each school has a designated library contact person that teachers can work with to get the materials they need to use in their classroom. (Materials can only be requested by the school library contact person.) The materials that are requested will be put together for pickup at the library.
Teacher Related Web Links
DuPage County Regional Office of Education
This website provides DuPage teachers with information on certification and Illinois learning standards, as well as includes great links to educational resources.
Educator’s Reference Desk
This website not only lets you search ERIC, the world’s largest source of education information, but it also contains more than 2000 unique lesson plans which were written and submitted by teachers from all over the United States and the world.
Gateway to Educational Materials
This website sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education provides educators with quick and easy access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commercial Internet sites.
Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators
This website provides a list of sites, classified by subject, which are useful for enhancing curriculum and teacher professional growth.
AcademicInfo is an online education resource center with extensive research guides and other resources for teachers and students.
Resources for Teachers from the Library of Congress
This website features ready-to-use materials that bring the Library of Congress’ primary sources into the classroom.