For Teachers

Classroom research
Have a classroom theme or project coming up? The children’s librarians can pull books on a topic or topics from our library collection or from within the South Central Library System. Please contact the children’s department with your request at 608-845-7180 or Please include your name and the name of your school or preschool, the topic(s), age or grade level of students, number of books you would like, fiction/nonfiction/both, and the date needed.

Classroom cards
Fine-free classroom cards are available. Please contact the library for more information.

Library visits
If you would like to bring your class to the library for a tour, story time, research project or any other reason, please call 608-845-7180 or email to schedule a visit.


EBSCOHost Journals for Educators

EBSCOHost Magazines for K-12 Students

Encyclopedia Britannica

LearningExpress Library. Practice tests and tutorial courses.

Literature Resource Center and Literary Reference Center. Information about authors and their works.

LitFinder. Thousands of full-text poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays. It also includes biographies, work summaries, photos, and a glossary.

eBooks on EBSCOhost. A searchable collection of more than 6,000 electronic books.

Newspaper Source Plus Regional and national newspapers.

NoveList K-8  or NoveList Plus. For fiction reviews and annotations, author read-alikes, what we're reading, book discussion guides, book talks, and annotated book lists.

OverDrive. Digital Audio Books.

Soundzabound, a collection of royalty-free music and sound effects designed specifically for K-12 school use. Original, up-close profiles of authors and illustrators, audio excerpts of book readings, guides to thousands of titles, and resources on children's and young adult literature.