Yolo County Library

Educators

Library information for educators
This link brings you to printable, PDF flyers to help you use the Library.  You can share them with your school community.

Request a Virtual Class Visit

Resources available with your library card:

CultureGrams

Research Companion (Homework Central)

Ebooks for Educators

Diverse Books resources from TeachingBooks.net

A collection of engaging resources about authors, books, and reading. Identify exceptional books that reflect diverse cultural experiences, interests, and ability levels.

Click here for Children's Books & Author Resources from TeachingBooks.net

A collection of movies, read-alongs, meet-the-author recordings, plus assignments and activities for over 12,000 books.

Click here for Teen Books & Author Resources from TeachingBooks.net

Find the right book for you, hear authors pronounce their names, watch movies of authors in their studies and more.

Click here for Book and Author Resources from TeachingBooks.net

For teachers:  ready-to-use activities, reading lists, book, and author resources for grades PreK- 12, a growing list of authors hosting free events, and more.

Encyclopedia Britannica
Learn more about any subject, whether you are a child, teen, or adult. This short introductory video will show you how to access this database.

Escolar
Un excelente recurso digital en español que ayuda a enriquecer el aprendizaje de los estudiantes de primaria y secundaria. Incluye más de 15.000 artículos de la encyclopedia, 9.000 elementos multimedia (imágenes, videos, audio y mapas detallados) y 65 juegos educativos.  Mira este vídeo para arpender más.

Explora
Find information on thousands of topics including resources for teachers and students, popular magazines, professional journals, reference books, images, AP news video clips, and primary sources.  This short video will review some of its features.

Free online resources:

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium Lesson Plans Curriculum and resources for grades Pre K – 12.  Exhibits in real-time on their webcams and explore games and activities for all ages.
  • National Archives Elementary At-Home Learning Activities Activities and ideas for teaching elementary-age children. Resources focus on skills like sequencing and finding clues in historical objects.  Topics include symbols and national monuments.
  • Archives Unbound Use your Yolo County LIbrary card to access primary source material for 296 archival collections covering topics of importance to U.S. and California history.
  • We Are Teachers Ideas, inspiration, and giveaways for teachers including fun websites, games, apps, and hands-on activities for students K – 5.
  • DK Find Out Free teaching resources covering key curriculum subjects.
  • Help Me Grow Community calendar featuring free local virtual events for young children and their families. Events in English and Spanish.
  • Homeschool Resources Anti-oppressive, anti-racist homeschool curriculum ideas, and resources for families.
  • Online Indigenous Education K-8 Indigenous educators volunteer to teach short K-8 lessons online through Facebook.
  • Entertain Kids on a Dime Popular blog with links to 100 activities of crafts and games to do at home during school closures.
  • Learn @ Home with YouTube Resources and activities for families with children of different learning levels and areas of interest

What you need to know about Library Storytimes
Storytime is a fun way to get children excited about reading and is also a way for parents to learn more about activities that will help their child(ren) be ready to read as they enter school. Yolo County Library staff deliver storytimes that are intentional, inclusive, and based on the latest child development research, which includes modeling interactive reading, facilitating parent-child interactions, and building pre-reading skills. Library staff take a whole-child approach to engaging families and building communities by using best practices in early literacy programming and education. Each program encourages families to sing, talk, read, write, and play together– five activities that are part of a nationally recognized parent education program known as Every Child Ready to Read. In addition to literacy, storytimes build resilience in our communities by increasing social connections and support, enhancing parenting and child development knowledge, and supporting the social and emotional competence of children through the use of the Strengthening Families framework.