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  • Guide for Teachers

    HOW WE CAN HELP YOU

     

    HOW YOU CAN HELP US

    Contact your nearest library to find out more about these services   When giving assignments to your class
    • Class field trips to the library
    • Librarian visits to schools
    • Library cards
    • Study Rooms for kids and teens at the Main Library
    • Professional librarians at all libraries
    • Spanish-speaking librarians at Fairview and Ocean Park branches
    • Booklists on a variety of topics and grade levels are available at the library and through our website
     
     
    • Assign fairly broad and flexible topics.
    • Call the library ahead of time to determine whether sufficient material is available to complete the assignment.
    • Accept encyclopedias as sources of research information.

     When preparing student reading lists

    • Check library holdings to ensure the demand can be met.
    • Remember that many great books are missed because of page restrictions.
    • Indicate that you will allow librarians to make comparable substitutions if a book on your list is unavailable.
     
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  • Library closest to your schoOl 

    Edison Elementary
    Franklin Elementary
    Grant Elementary    

    John Adams M.S.
    John Muir Elementary
    Lincoln Middle School

    McKinley Elementary
    Olympic H.S.
    Roosevelt Elementary

    Santa Monica H.S.

    SMASH Alternative School
    Will Rogers Elementary 

    Fairview/ Pico
    Montana
    Fairview

    Fairview/Pico
    Ocean Park
    Main/Montana

    Main Library
    Ocean Park
    Main/Montana

    Main Library
    Ocean Park
    Fairview/Pico
     
  •  FREE ONLINE TUTORING

    Brainfuse Online by HelpNow
    ■ 7 days a week, from 1 PM – 10 PM
    ■ For students in grades 3 through 12

    ■ Sign on through smpl.org
    ■ Subjects: math, science, English,
    writing and social studies

    ■ Spanish-speaking tutors available
    ■ Library card required for access
    from home or school computers
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  •  ONLINE RESOURCES

    A free Santa Monica Public Library card
    provides access to these resources
    from home or school.

    ■ Library Catalog
    Mango Language Learn any of the 31
    available languages and ESL courses.
    Databases of magazines/newspapers,
    biographies, literature and criticism,
    science, history, social studies
    ■ Online testing resources
    Historical collection of photographs,
    slides and postcards of the Santa Monica
    area from 1875 to the present day

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