Teachers & Educators
Library Educational Resources
Schools and libraries may be physically closed, but library resources are available for pick-up at 25 branch locations and online, 24/7, to help students complete their homework, learn a new skill, watch our librarians present storytimes, or do a craft from home. SJPL can assist teachers and parents with preparing lessons and enhancing children's learning from home.
Online Resources for Teachers
NoveList K-8 Plus (Grades K-12)
Find out what books to read next based on your favorite books and topics. Curated articles for teaching language and literary elements. Use the drop-down menu "Quick Links" at the top then select "Curricular Connections".
Note: Use your library card number when NoveList asks you for "Patron ID".
PowerKnowledge Earth & Space Science (Grades 3-6)
Explore topics including ecosystems & biomes, energy & matter, natural disasters, space science, and more. Includes Teacher section with lesson plans.
PowerKnowledge Life Science (Grades 3-6)
Explore topics including animals, food chains & food webs; green living; habitats & ecosystems; the human body; life cycles; plants; and survival & adaptation. Includes Teacher section with lesson plans.
PowerKnowledge Physical Science (Grades 3-6)
Explore key science topics including atoms and molecules; elements and the periodic table; energy and matter; force and motion; and temperature and measurement. Includes Teacher section with lesson plans.
Easy to print lesson plans, worksheets, and activities on a wide variety of subjects for PreK - 8 educators. Printables, lesson plans, mini-books for PreK-8 educators (temporary open access).
Original, in-studio movies of authors and illustrators, and resources on K–12 books to support reading and library activities for all grades and content areas. Activities and lessons about books and authors for PreK-12.
Children can boost their math skills at these virtual events. Available for a variety of grade levels.