PPLD staff are available to visit elementary classrooms bringing STEM, art, literacy, and PPLD resource sessions called Lightning Lessons.
For elementary STEM activities, we can come provide a 30-45-minute activity designed for your specific goal, standard and classroom in mind.
Please click on the link for Elementary School Classroom Visits below to see a list of the activities we can present in your classroom. We can also attend your school event with library card applications and PPLD resources.
What's a booktalk? PPLD staff will visit your classroom and talk about books to help foster the joy of reading! We give just enough information about a book to get teens excited and wanting to know more!
Here's what we need to schedule a booktalk:
If you would like to schedule a booktalk, please email Mikaela Fortune (email@example.com) with the above information.
Are you planning a research project for your students? Our Resource Classes are built to teach your students about the research process and how to use PPLD library databases to find and evaluate information, and how to critically assess if it is relevant to their academic work.
Resource Class Details:
Since library cards are required to access PPLD databases, students will need to get a library card prior to our visit. If your school has the PowerPass, they already have library cards. If not, students can fill out the student application ahead of our visit and we can provide library cards to them before the class.
We ask that:
Here is what we need to schedule a Resource Class:
If you would like to schedule a Resource Class, please send the above information to Mikaela Fortune (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Navigating Digital Literacy is our newest offering. In this course, students will learn the differences between media literacy, information literacy, and News literacy, why they are important, and how these concepts apply to their lives. Students will also learn the SIFT* method for investigating information and how to apply this method to their research projects both in and outside of the classroom.
Navigating Digital Literacy lessons typically take 45-60 minutes for PPLD staff to run in the classroom. There is a practice element involved in the course, so students will need personal devices (laptops, tablets, or phones). We can also present these classes in a computer lab, if one is available at your school.
Here is what we need to schedule a Navigating Digital Literacy class:
If you would like to schedule a Navigating Digital Literacy class, please reach out to Mikaela Fortune (email@example.com)
*The SIFT method was created by Mike Caulfield. If you would like to learn more about SIFT (The Four Moves), please read this article.
Are you having a Back to School Night, Community Picnic, Registration Day, or other type of event?
PPLD can support your school's community by hosting a table filled with resources, library card sign up, or an activity.
If you would like to schedule PPLD for an event, please contact Mikaela Fortune (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss arrangements.
Library Tour Packages designed for your student’s needs.
Let us know which tour components you would like your children to experience.
Please call two weeks in advance to schedule your tour. Allow additional planning time for Custom Tours.
Please make sure your students have a library card. If not, contact your local branch for library card applications.