World Teachers’ Day

a teacher beside a large display screen in front of students

October 5, 2022

World Teachers’ Day, established by UNESCO in 1994, is observed every year on October 5. This day would be a great occasion to let a teacher in your life know how much you value their hard work and contributions. Sending a teacher a gift, card, or email telling them about the difference they've made expanding knowledge and improving lives would let them know how much their efforts are appreciated!

SJPL Educator Card

Are you a teacher? Thank you! Also, did you know that SJPL offers a special Educator Card, which allows you to check out materials for extended periods and not have to worry about overdue fines? SJPL wants to assist you in bringing knowledge, stories, and fun to your students. If you are an educator who's at least 18 years old and works for a preschool or K-12 school in the city of San Jose, you are eligible. Just click the button below to learn more about the Educator Card and fill out an online application.


Class Visits to SJPL

Virtual and in-person visits can help show your students the many resources our library has to offer. Please fill out this form if you are interested in scheduling a visit to one of our library locations.

Recommended Reading

Without teachers, none of us would be where we are! Below are some insightful and enjoyable books and videos about teachers. And if you’re interested in becoming a teacher or advancing your career as one, check out the resources below which can assist you in pursuing this challenging but rewarding vocation.

Books and Videos for Adults

Teacher: The One Who Made the Difference, book cover
I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had, book cover
What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World, book cover
What the Best College Teachers Do, book cover
American Teacher, book cover

For Kids

I Love My Teacher, book cover
Teachers, book cover
Pete the Cat and the Surprise Teacher, book cover
How to Get Your Teacher Ready, book cover
Arthur's Teacher Trouble, book cover

Teaching Career Resources

Education Professionals, book cover
Ace Your Teacher Interview, book cover
Workload: Taking Ownership of Your Teaching, book cover
How To Become The Best Teacher You Can Be, book cover
Becoming a Teacher, book cover
The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival Guide, book cover