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Teachers


Teacher Library Cards

Chicago Ridge Library Teacher Loan Cards are available to certified teachers who teach in School District 127 ½, and early childhood education day care centers in Chicago Ridge.

A Teacher Loan Card will enable you to check out materials which can be used within the classroom, for the benefit of the school and its students. The card is not meant to be used as a personal library card. The materials are for in-class use only and should not be taken home by the students.

Teacher Loan Cards will be valid for one school year. Cards can be renewed at the beginning of each school year.

Materials can be checked out from Chicago Ridge Public Library for three (3) weeks. They can be renewed.

We are here to serve—give us a call, email us, or stop by. It’s always “Teacher Time” at the Chicago Ridge Public Library!


Library, School, and Day Care Visits

Classes from local schools and day care centers are welcome to visit the Library for an private storytime, orientation, and tour of the library. Library staff are also available to visit your school, day care, and classroom for storytimes and special events. This is a great chance for students to interact with Library staff and learn about what the Library can offer. To arrange a school visit, please contact the Youth Services department at least two weeks ahead of time.


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Library and Classroom Visit Request Form

I would like a librarian to visit my class.
I would like to bring my class to the library.

Online Resources for Teachers

  • Common Core
    • Common core creativity : language arts fun in the classroom! : 30 projects and activities for middle school ELA
    • The Common core companion : the standards decoded, grades 9-12 : what they say, what they mean, how to teach them
    • Google Apps meets Common Core
    • The Common Core Standards
    • Using paired text to meet the Common Core : effective teaching across the K-8 curriculum
    • The everything parent's guide to common core math, grades K-5 : understand the new math standards to help your child learn and succeed
    • The Everything parent's guide to Common Core math, grades 6-8 : understand the new math standards to help your child learn and succeed
    • Common core for the not-so-common learner : English language arts strategies for grades K-5
    • Collaborating for success with the common core : a toolkit for professional learning communities at work
    • Using common core standards to enhance classroom instruction & assessment
    • Writing lessons to meet the common core : grade 1
    • Common core, unit by unit : 5 critical moves for implementing the reading standards across the curriculum