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Field Trips

Introduce your students to the resources available to them at the library. We can work with you to tailor a field trip that meets your students’ needs. Options include an orientation tour of the library and its catalog, story telling or a book talk. Please call at least 4 weeks in advance to arrange the type of program, date and time.

School Visits

We can bring the library to you! Nippersink Public Library staff are available to visit your classroom for storytelling or book talks. We can also coordinate the theme to support your curriculum. Please call at least 4 weeks in advance to arrange the type of program, date and time.

Assignment Alert

Assignment Alert is a cooperative program with your school librarian that is designed to assure fair distribution of materials for multi-class, large-scale assignments.

When we receive an Assignment Alert, we may take any of these steps:

· Allow students to check-out only two books on that subject;

· Make project materials available in a centralized display area or create a call number list.

· Put project material on a reserve shelf for in-library use only.

Most library materials may be borrowed for three weeks and renewed once, if they are not on hold for another patron.

Encourage students to request information early so that if the material is not in our collection, it can be obtained through inter-library loan.

Two weeks advance notice is preferred, whenever possible.

Completed forms can be faxed to us at 815-678-4484 or submitted to your school librarian.

Assignment Alert Form

Reference Service

Reference Service is available during regular library hours to help you and/or your students identify appropriate materials and resources. Through the availability of inter-library loans, our collection extends beyond the building walls. Students have access to EBSCO, a database of over 750 periodicals. In addition, library staff can help students find authoritative websites for their research.

Reciprocal Borrowing Privileges for Teachers

If you live outside of the Nippersink Library District, but have a card from your home library, within Illinois, you may borrow materials from our library. However interlibrary loan requests must be handled through either your home or school library. If you do not live within an Illinois library district, you should contact your school librarian for assistance.



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