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LONDON PUBLIC LIBRARY

PROGRAMS


Partners in Education

All Programs are FREE!

The London Public Library oers a variety of Education Programs to support students with their literacy and educational needs. From exploring environmental stewardship to 3D printing, our no-cost programs are directly linked to Book A Visit! Book a the Ontario curriculum and can be delivered BOOK A Visit VISIT Call 519-661-4600 or at the library or in your classrooms! complete form at: Or Call 519-661-4600

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Grades JK-3

PRESS HERE

(JK - Grade 3)

For No Tech Coding (JK - Grade 3)

Students will explore basic coding concepts through a no-tech approach by using Herve Tullet’s award winning picture book, “Press Here”. They will also explore patterning and use clearly worded descriptive vocabulary to create their own Press Here book as they circulate through a series of activity stations.

In this program, students will read and examine “If I Built a House” by Chris Van Dusen. Taking inspiration from the book’s main character Jack, students will use their creative minds and imagination to come up with a unique “dream house” of their own.

Curriculum Connections: • The Kindergarten Program: Belonging and Contributing, Literacy and Mathematics, Problem Solving and Innovating • Grades 1-3: Language: Knowledge and Understanding, Communication, Thinking, Application • Grades 1-3: Mathematics: Patterning and Algebra

Curriculum Connections: • Grades 1-3: Science & Technology: Understanding Structures and Mechanisms • Grades 1-3: Language: Oral Communication, and Writing • Grades 1-3:Visual Arts: Creating & Presenting

FIND MORE BOOKS ON INTERACTIVE PICTURE BOOKS IN OUR LIBRARY SPOTLIGHT

FIND MORE BOOKS ON STEAM IN OUR LIBRARY SPOTLIGHT

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Grades 4-6

Ivan: the Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla (Grades 4 - 6) Students will learn the real story behind the gorilla that inspired Katherine Applegate’s Newbery Medal-winning novel, “The One and Only Ivan”. Students will then investigate social and environmental issues, learn about their role as stewards and collaboratively design a media project advocating for animal rights. Curriculum Connections: • Grades 4-6: Language: Media Literacy: Understanding Media Forms, Conventions, and Techniques • Grade 5: Social Studies: People and Environments: The Role of Government and Responsible Citizenship

FIND MORE BOOKS ON GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP IN OUR LIBRARY SPOTLIGHT

(Grades 4 - 6) Using Menena Cottin’s book, which invites readers to imagine the experience of living without sight, students will explore the importance of communication and how we communicate in non-verbal ways. Students will also discuss Louis Braille’s contributions to language and learn what their name looks and feels like in braille. Curriculum Connections: • Grades 4-6: Language: Listening to Understand; Speaking to Communicate • Grades 4-6: Arts: Reflecting, Responding, and Analysing

FIND MORE BOOKS ON EMPATHY IN OUR LIBRARY SPOTLIGHT

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(Grades 7 - 8) How can you tell what online sources are credible and useful for research? What questions do you need to ask yourself when looking at websites and articles online? Students will learn how to appraise a source using a list of objective criteria that will help them organize materials confidently and accurately before beginning their research. Curriculum Connections:

Grades 7-8

Critical Thinking: Conducting Research Online

• Grades 7-8: Historical & Geographic Inquiry Process: Formulate Questions • Grades 7-8: Historical & Geographic Inquiry Process: Gather and Organize

INTRODUCTION TO

3D PRINTING (Grades 7-8)

How does 3D printing work & what are its real-world applications? What are the potential impacts of this technology? Students will explore these questions, learn the basics of 3D printing and design an object that will have a positive impact on their classroom community. Program available at branch location only. Curriculum Connections: Grade 7: Science & Technology: Understanding Structures & Mechanisms- Form and Function Grade 8: Science & Technology: Understanding Structures & Mechanisms- Systems in Action

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WHEN SCHOOL’S OUT THE LABS ARE OPEN! www.lpl.ca/thelabs 519.661.4600 Located on the second floor of the Central Library, the Labs area is the central hub of our creative spaces. This space features hands-on access to electronics, textiles, robotics, and more. There are two sewing machines in this space, and our 3D printer is on display. All Labs users must have a signed waiver on file. Students 13+ years can sign their own waivers and those 12 and under can have it signed by their parent or guardian. The Labs will have a staff member available for help during Labs hours from September through June, Tuesday-Friday 3:30 -5 pm and Saturdays 2:30-4 pm. Check in before visiting - changes to Labs hours will be posted on the Labs section of the Library website.

THE STUDIO - This small-but-mighty room is designed especially for audio recording. It is sound-dampened and allows musicians and podcasters to record and edit their media. This room can be booked for up to two hours per day and accommodates up to four people.

CREATIVITY LAB - This room provides space and resources for digital creation and collaboration of all types. Work on individual or group projects, practice presentations, edit recordings from the Media Lab and Studio, and engage your digital creativity with coding and 3D designs. Book one of our iMacs or PCs in this space by contacting the Library, or bring your own laptop for collaborative work.

MEDIA LAB - Whether you are an avid photographer or videographer or in search of a green screen, this space features all the resources to support your creative side with a green screen wall, photography backdrops, and basic audio recording and lighting equipment. You will need to bring your own camera. This room can be booked for up to two hours per day.

The Library’s 3D printer is available for print jobs of up to two hours in length by submitting your files to the library. Check out the Labs page on the Library website for more information on submitting your files and the associated costs.

WATCH!

Westminister Student use green screen technology at The Labs!

MEMORY LAB - Located in the London Room on the third floor, this self-serve workstation enables you to digitize your own personal documents, home videos, slide negatives, and audio cassettes. Please bring your own storage device to save your memories. This station is available on a first-come-first-served basis during regular library hours.

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Explore the Labs at Central Library and learn about 3D printing, recording, and digitization services available at the library. Students will have the opportunity for hands-on experience working with green screen technology in the Media Lab. Central Library only.

LAWSON

ESSAY VISIT

(Grades 7-8)

Library

and Database and Catalogue Instruction (Grades 9-12)

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Emphasizing how to find Canadian resources and how to use citation tools, we prepare your students to write their Lawson essay using digital and print sources. Central Library only.

CENTRAL LIBRARY VISITS

VISITS

(Grades 7-8, Grades 9-12)

offer customized lesson plans for your high school class on finding information beyond Google and Wikipedia for research projects, and their own personal use. Let us know what your students are studying in advance and we can tailor this visit. Central Library only.

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To help you provide access in your classrooms to more books for children for recreational reading and curriculum support. • 6 week loans • No late fines • 60 items • For children and teen’s items • Replacement charges will be applied if items not returned • Expire every year • For teachers, early childhood educators, family centre staff to borrow materials for use in their classrooms and education centres. Will be asked to show proof of employment when registering for card.

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Fine-free

Children’s Cards

Every child can feel the excitement of having their very own, personalized London Public Library Card. Children’s cards are fine-free to make it easy for children and families to borrow. Let us know when you book your class visit that you’d like each of your students to get a London Public Library card at the visit. It’s easy! • Print the library card application forms available at www.lpl.ca/educators • Students’ parents complete the forms • Completed forms dropped off at the Library one week in advance of the visit • Librarian has completed London Public Library Cards for your visit

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children’s or teen book from the library. Look for the yellow light bulb sticker to find books we’ve selected for you and your students.

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Digital

resources

for teachers

We have a wide range of online resources for teachers to use free with your library card! These databases have been designed to meet the needs of elementary school aged children. Our digital resources can also help teachers improve literacy, connect reading across curricular areas, teach reading and writing concepts and engage young readers.

Pre-K - Gr. 2.

Pre-K – Gr. 6.

K-Gr.3

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What will it help me with?

What will it help me with?

A fun and interactive online language learning system with access to 10 languages including Arabic, French, and Spanish. This resource features videos and flashcards starring the Little Pim animal cast. For students in Pre-K - Gr. 2.

A collection of electronic books for students in Pre-K – Gr. 6. There are a variety of formats available, including animated talking Story Books and Read Alongs, Graphic Novels, NonFiction titles and National Geographic Videos, French texts, Math Stories, puzzles and more. This interactive collection is a valuable resource for either classroom or individual use.

A beginner’s database for reading and research geared towards grades K-3. Focusing on animals and science, this database is easy-to-navigate and offers read-along audio for each section as well as extension activities.

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Grades 9-12: Tailored to your specific research needs

Curriculum Connections

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All Programs are FREE!

Complete form at: www.lpl.ca/educators

Or Call 519-661-4600

BOOK A VISIT

Grades 7-8: Historical & Geographic Inquiry Process: Gather and Organize

Grades 7-8: Historical & Geographic Inquiry Process: Formulate Questions

September 2019

Grade 8: Science & Technology: Understanding Structures & Mechanisms: Systems in Action

Grade 7: Science & Technology: Understanding Structures & Mechanisms- Form & Function

Grade 5: Social Studies: People and Environments: The Role of Government and Responsible Citizenship

Grades 4-6: Language: Media Literacy: Understanding Media Forms, Conventions, and Techniques

Grades 4-6: Arts: Reflecting, Responding, and Analysing

Grades 4-6: Language: Listening to Understand; Speaking to Communicate

Grades 1-3: Visual Arts: Creating & Presenting

Grades 1-3: Language: Knowledge and Understanding, Communication, Thinking, Application

Grades 1-3: Science & Technology: Understanding Structures & Mechanisms

Kindergarten: Belonging and Contributing, Literacy and Mathematics, Problem Solving and Innovating

Grades 1-3: Mathematics: Patterning & Algebra

Grades 1-3: Language: Knowledge and Understanding, Communication, Thinking, Application

Kindergarten: Belonging and Contributing, Literacy and Mathematics, Problem Solving and Innovating

Curriculum Connections

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All visit packages are available to come to your classroom or at your local library unless otherwise specified

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Secondary

Lawson Essay Visit includes London Room tour

Labs Visit

Critical Thinking: Conducting Research Online

Introduction to 3D Printing

“Ivan: the Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla” - Animal Rights and Global Citizenship

“The Black Book of Colors” Empathy and Senses

“If I Built a House” -STEAM Design

“Press Here” For No Tech Coding

Program

Elementary

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Education Programs at the London Public Library  

The London Public Library offers a variety of Education Programs to support students with their literacy and educational needs. From explori...

Education Programs at the London Public Library  

The London Public Library offers a variety of Education Programs to support students with their literacy and educational needs. From explori...