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Curriculum Kits

Educators and parents borrow curriculum kits for a six week loan period so that students can use the materials as part of a unit of study. Kit contents tie into Indiana academic subject areas across all curricular areas. Kits are geared for either primary, intermediate, or secondary grades. New software enables you to request and schedule kits when you need them.

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Classroom Visits

Our librarian educators are available for classroom visits from September  through May. Fill out the  form below to schedule a classroom visit. You can schedule up to four visits per school year.

Please make sure to request all classes at least three weeks in advance. A classroom teacher must be present for classroom management. In order to maintain the best learning environment, classes are intended for a single classroom group unless otherwise requested. Please inform us in advance if classes need to be adapted for any special needs, i.e. hearing impaired or special education classes.

Grades Pre-K-2 (20-30 minutes)

Library Field Trip

Schedule a field trip with your classroom to any of LPCPL’s library locations for tours or research projects. We can’t wait for your class to visit!

Kindergarten Classroom Visits

Choices include: Interactive reading visit, Life Cycles of Butterflies and Frogs, and Bee-Bot, Bee-Bot What Do You See?

1st Grade Classroom Visits

Choices include: Interactive Reading Visit, Moon Pattern Mini-Lab, and Teach Bee-Bot Cardinal Directions

2nd Grade Classroom Visits

Choices include: Interactive reading visit, Think Like an Engineer, and Treasure Map

Grades 3-5 (45-60 minutes)

LittleBits: Synth Kit

Build a synthesizer and experiment with manipulating sound waves. LittleBits are pieces that connect magnetically to teach students about pitch, amplitude, and timbre.

Squishy Circuits

Learn about electricity and how to build basic circuits with dough and LED lights. See how energy can be transformed into light and sound.

Our Solar System

Discover how scientists use space rovers to investigate our Solar System. Working together, students will build a scale model of our solar system and program a robot to move through it.

Science Behind Superheroes

How does Superman fly? Why can Magneto control metal? Investigate the science behind your favorite heroes and villains.

Native Americans Of Indiana

Learn about the culture of the Northeast Woodland Indians through Native American stories, songs, games, and artifacts.

Library Field Trip

Schedule a field trip with your classroom to any library location for a tour or research project.

Bitsbox Coding

Students learn to program with Javascript by creating fun apps on a virtual tablet. For further skill-building, teachers can check out one of 3 Bitsbox Curriculum Kits to use in the classroom for up to 6 weeks.

Poetry Mini-Workshop

Listen to poetry and identify the basic elements of a good poem. Students will be able to write their own poem using creative brainstorming techniques.

Grades 6-12 (45-60 minutes)

Library Field Trip

Schedule a field trip with your classroom to any LPCPL locations for tours or research projects. We can’t wait for your class to visit!

BookTalks

Students become familiar with a variety of fiction and nonfiction books. Educators booktalk 4-6 books at differing reading levels. These can be tailored for current class topics.

Fight The Fake, Find the Facts

Learn more about scholarly research, credible sources, and how to spot fake news by evaluating sources in this dynamic lesson.

Contact Us

Would you like to learn more about Libraries 360? Fill out the form to connect with our team. We look forward to answering your questions.

If you would like to schedule a class, please provide the following information:

  • Name of Libraries 360 class you would like to schedule
  • School name
  • Grade and number of students
  • Preferred dates and times (three choices please)
  • Your name and contact information
  • Any special considerations or requests

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