Are you an educator? Then you have come to the right place. See what the library can do for you!
Educator Cards: Any educator currently working at an education facility in Perth County is eligible for an Educator Card. This includes K-12 classroom teachers in public and private schools, daycare center instructors, and homeschoolers.
To apply for an Educator Card, visit the library with the following items:
- Photo ID (e.g., a driver's license)
- Proof of current address (Proof can consist of a piece of mail addressed to the applicant, a checkbook or car insurance)
Educators are required to additionally have a personal library card to be eligible for an Educator card.
The Educator Card is designed to help make full use of the library's resources.
- Check out most items for double the standard loan period
- Renew most items 1 time (Renewal is unavailable if the item is reserved for another customer)
- Personal library card and educator card accounts are totally separate
- An educator card expires June 30 and needs to be renewed annually
- The card is nontransferable: can only be used by the cardholder for education purposes
Class Visits: Let us bring the Library to you! We offer outreach programs to schools, including storytimes, book talks, themed presentations and more to support a focus on literacy and learning. We can also provide demonstrations of databases and instructions on how to research or use the library's downloadable collections.
Looking for a specific type of presentation? Just ask, we are happy to customize our class visits to suit your classroom or project needs.
Our staff are happy to speak to parent groups or teachers on professional development days.
Visit the Library: Bring your class or homeschool group to the library so students can become familiar with the library space, our services, staff and the resources we offer. Students may apply for library cards, borrow books, listen to book talks and stories, develop research skills, and learn how to use the library’s catalogue.
Need something a bit different? We can always customize a visit to support your current project or class focus to meet the needs of you and your students.
Library Cards for Students:
PEPL would love to put a library card in the hand of every student. A library card will arm students with a reliable source of information while helping to build literacy skills and promote a love of reading. All students from kindergarten to grade 12 can fill out a library registration form which, once completed, will provide them with a card to access all of the libraries' resources.
Contact us today to arrange library cards for your class.
Ontario School Curriculum:
For information regarding Ontario's School Curriculum visit the Ontario’s Curriculum and Resources site, which launched in June 2020 and continues to update. This site is part of Ontario's vision to modernize education in innovative ways, to better prepare our students for the demands of the future.
If you’re just getting started, you’ll want to learn all about the Ontario curriculum.
Important information for teachers
See Program Planning and Assessment and Evaluation (on the menu at the top of every page of the site) for policy on the implementation of the curriculum across all subjects and grades.
Look for the Curriculum Context button (in each curriculum) for information that supports the teaching of that specific subject. This section has information that guides educators as they develop lessons and programs.