TNRL works to provide educators with useful resources and services that support literacy and student learning. Book a class visit, borrow a literacy kit and browse our online resources for educators.
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All of our libraries welcome class visits. Visiting your local library is a great way to introduce students to the wide variety of resources available to them for free from the public library. Visits are tailored to different age groups to provide the best possible experience for each class.
For our youngest visitors, a visit to the library usually takes between 30-45 minutes. The visit includes:
- A short Storytime program.
- A tour of the library.
- A new or updated library card.
- Time to look at and check out books.
With notice we are happy to tailor the Storytime program to fit with a current topic of study in the class.
Please note that library card application forms must be returned at least a week in advance of the tour to ensure cards are ready for the visit.
Early Literacy Kits
Juvenile Book Club Kits
Bibliothèque numérique by Cantook Station is an online collection of French-language eBooks and eAudiobooks. Great for adults, teens, and children!LaunchMore Info
Explora Primary is designed for students and teachers with reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books. Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction.Launch
ScienceFlix™ is an online resource that focuses science content for students in grades 4-9. Each of the 30 ScienceFlix units focus on subjects relating to science, technology, and engineering.Launch
Tumblebook Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they’ll love.Launch
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Resources for Novel Studies and Reading Circles
If you’re a teacher trying to put together a novel study or reading circle for your students right now, we have some resources that can help!
(More) Free eBooks and eAudiobooks!
You may already be familiar with TumbleBooks, one of our online reading databases for kids, but the creators of TumbleBooks have just made some of their other databases freely available for library patrons right now! The best part is, there are no waitlists with these titles. So if you’re craving a book for teens, an audiobook, a romance, or some math books for children check these out!
Home Learning Resources
School Library Journal has put together an amazing list of resources for Online Learning. If an enormous list sounds a little overwhelming to you right now, we’ve highlighted our favourite very resources for teachers, parents, and children right here.
Free Student Worksheets
If you are looking for free worksheets for your children while they are learning at home, check out these two websites!
Learning from Home
If you’re teaching your children from home for the first time, we’ve got resources for you!