SERVICES FOR TEACHERS

CLASS VISITS TO THE LIBRARY

The Pomona Public Library welcomes Pomona classes to visit the library. Class visits (grades K-6) last 30-45 minutes and may be scheduled as often as once a month, work schedules permitting. The visit may include storytelling, book talks, library use instruction, assistance with research projects and a tour of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Children's Room.

Class visits must be scheduled in advance. Teachers may come to the Children's Desk or call (909) 620-2043 ext 2730 to schedule or cancel visits. To insure a successful visit, please specify what you would like your program to include. Please provide relevant information, such as your students reading/interest level or if they have limited English fluency.

Library tours may be scheduled for parents, as well as children. Be sure to indicate if you wish the tour to be conducted in Spanish.

LIBRARIAN VISITS TO THE CLASSROOM

A Children's Librarian will visit your Pomona classroom once a year and present a 30-minute program, as work schedules permit.

BORROWING BOOKS

Library cards are free to Pomona residents and teachers in the Pomona Unified School District with current CTA card or letter from the principal on school letterhead. Children under age 14 must have their library card application signed by a parent. Library card applications may be picked up from the Circulation Desk or copied off the Pomona Public Library website. Teachers may bring in their students completed library card applications. Please allow a week for your class's applications to be processed.

All library card-holders may borrow up to 30 items at one time. Most materials may be checked out for three weeks and renewed for an additional loan period by phone (620-2043 ext. 2720) or on the Library website, provided they are not long overdue or reserved by another person.

Teachers are encouraged to call to discuss future classroom assignments. Please assign flexible topics so that we have enough materials for your students. The Children's Librarians will gather together books on a requested subject. Please allow two days before the time you want to pick them up.

A valid library card is required to use the computers. Please do not assign a specific website, unless you have verified that it is available on the Children's Room Internet Computers.