Any educator currently working at an education facility in Perth County is eligible for an Educator Card. This includes K-12 classroom teachers in public and private schools, daycare center instructors and homeschoolers.
To apply for an educator card, simply fill out our online form, be sure to add EDUCATOR beside your name. Staff will be in touch with details on your card.
Educators are required to have a personal library card to be eligible for an Educator card.
The Educator Card is designed to help make full use of the library's resources.
- Check out most items for double the standard loan period
- Renew most items 1 time (Renewal is unavailable if the item is reserved for another customer)
- Pay no late fees (Payment is required for lost or damaged items)
- Personal library card and educator card accounts are totally separate
Cards for Students
Contact Wendy Hicks to arrange library cards for your class.
Bring your class to the library so students can become familiar with the library space, our amazing staff, and the resources we offer. Students may apply for library cards, borrow books, listen to book talks and stories, develop research skills, and learn how to use the library’s catalogue. We are able to work with groups of all ages from preschool to grade 12. Please provide two weeks' notice for planning.
Need something a bit different? We can always customize a visit to support your current project or class focus to meet the needs of you and your students.
Please contact Wendy Hicks to arrange your visit.
The Makerspace is one of the newest resources offered by SPL. We have can provide "pop-up Makerspace" that we can set up in the auditorium to introduce kids to the maker movement.
For grades K - 4, visits include a storytime and exploration at multiple stations; each station demonstrates a different maker concept and provides a hands-on activity.
Visits for grades 5 - 12 will include an introduction to the MakerSpace and a focus on a maker concept such as 3D modeling, coding of robotics, or virtual reality.
Please provide at least two weeks' notice for a visit. Visits are subject to space availability.
Contact Krista Robinson to arrange a visit
We offer outreach programs to schools, including story times, book talks, theme presentations to support a focus on literacy and learning. We can also provide demonstrations of databases and instruction on how to research or use the library's downloadable collections.
Our Librarians are happy to speak to parent groups or teachers on professional development days.
Please contact Wendy Hicks to arrange a visit.*
* Please provide 2 weeks notice for planning.
Books to Go
We can gather books, DVDs and magazines that support your lessons in English or French*. Call or email and we will create a booklist or set aside a selection of material on specific topics for pickup.**
Our Public Service Librarians can also create BiblioCommons lists to support your curricula. For example, if you need good fiction reads by First Nations authors appropriate for grade 6 students, we can build you a menu of suggestions in BiblioCommons that we then share via email.
* Number of resources may be limited
** Please provide a minimum of 3 days notice
TIP: Keep check-out receipts. They provide a ready-made list / bibliography for future use!
Search the Catalogue
Fun idea - have a class make and share book trailers!
Online access from the Library, school, home or anywhere with an internet connection to a wide variety of Research Databases which provide countless full-text articles from reputable and reliable journals, newspapers and magazines. All that is needed is a valid SPL Library card.
Downloadable fiction, fact, and technical audiobooks, ebooks, magazines and video. Titles automatically expire and never have any late fees. Perfect for those with iPads in school!
Kanopy provides streaming of classic cinema, top documentaries, and indie films on any device. All movies have Public Performance rights.
Access to news and magazines from around the world has never been so easy. Includes the Beacon Herald, Toronto Star and Globe and Mail.