Educators

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Class Visits: We always welcome teachers and students to visit our library.

Whole Book Approach: Listen to a presentation given by Megan Lambert, instructor with the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons College and program designer at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

Homework Alert: Teachers, let us know what topics your students are working on and we’ll have the appropriate materials ready at the Fairfield Main Library and Fairfield Woods Branch Library.

Research: We offer several databases teachers and educators could use for research and current topics. You just need a library card!

Library Here, Library There, Take your Library Everywhere!: Fairfield Public Library strives to make the lives of both students and teachers a little bit easier. We offer several services and resources to help them succeed in school and reading. Find a PDF including contact information, services and descriptions.

Kiwanis Parent-Teacher Room: Find books and periodicals dedicated to education and parenting, as well as a large Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA) collection.

 

 


 

Guidelines for Planning a Class/Group Visit To The Library

Teachers and group leaders are encouraged to arrange visits to the Fairfield Children’s Library. Preschools and Elementary schools should schedule programs through the Children’s Library (203) 256-3161. Middle schools, high schools, and colleges should contact the Teen Department at (203) 255-7394.

Preschool class/group visits to the library generally consist of a brief introduction to what is found in the building and how libraries work, followed by a tour, and a few stories or a film. The entire program generally takes approximately 45 minutes. Programs can be tailored to meet each group’s individual needs.

Programs are arranged on a first come, first served basis, and are subject to staff and room availability. Requesting a trip at least two weeks in advance gives the Children’s Department time to arrange for staffing. If you have questions or would like to schedule a visit, please contact the Children’s Library at (203) 256-3161. If you must cancel your visit, please call as soon as possible so other classes may schedule.

 


Homework Alert

Please help us to help your students. Let us know in advance about projects that your students will be assigned. That way we can be sure to put aside relevant material for their use. Advanced notice of several days would be appreciated. Please provide the following information:

  • The more specific you are, the more we can help.
  • (eg. books, websites, encyclopedias, magazines, pamphlets).