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For Schools & Teachers
Teachers, Welcome to the DeSoto Public Library!
Library Cards for Teachers
The library provides free library cards to teachers in DeSoto. Simply provide proof of DeSoto employment and get a card today!
Teachers help the library help your students by telling us about your upcoming assignments and projects. Fill out the form below and staff will be prepared with materials, resources, and helpful information for your students when they come in to work on their project.
Assignment Alert Form
Tips for a Successful Assignment:
Check with your Children's Librarian for resources available that can help you and your students @ 972.230.9666
Keep topics broad
Accept the use of encyclopedias, library databases, and other reference materials for assignments
Ask students to draw their own illustrations or use photocopies of published materials
Accept alternate titles and authors when assigned books are not available
Consider the quality of the material, rather than the number of pages
Let Us Help You Plan a Library Visit with Your Class/Group!
The library is a fun and educational place to visit, and we welcome child care groups, preschools, clubs, and classrooms to bring children to the library.
What we can offer you:
Library Orientation and Tour
Research Assistance for Specific Topics
Summer Reading Programs
How to schedule your visit:
Call the library to make arrangements @ 972.230.9666
Let the librarian know if you want a special topic or service
If you want your students to check out materials during your visit, see the Bring Library Cards section below
Three weeks advance notice is required.
Bring Library Cards: (If your group plans to check out materials)
Students must have their library card on the day of your visit to borrow materials
Children who do not have library cards may have a parent or legal guardian complete a library card application.
Please have parents return completed applications to the library prior to your scheduled visit. A parent or legal guardian must be present to apply for a library card.
for more information on obtaining a library card.
Parents of children who already have a library card should call the library to make sure that there are no fines, overdue, or lost items on their child's account that would prevent them from checking out materials.
Ask Us About Visiting Your Classroom:
Our librarians are also available to visit your classroom, parent group, faculty
meeting or special event. Please call 972.230.9666 for more information.
Other Helpful Resources:
The Idea Box
Educators Top 100 Reading List
Learning Express (Learn-a-Test)
- access practice tests,
Elementary School Skills Improvement, Reading & Writing
Skills Improvement, Teaching skills, ACT, SAT and more
Cbeebies for Grownups
- articles, newspapers, maps, and more
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The City of DeSoto, Texas
211 East Pleasant Run Road
DeSoto, TX 75115
Ph: 972.274.CITY (2489)
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