Teacher Library Card
A special library card for teachers! It allows 70 holds, checkout of up to 100 physical items for 30 days (including audio-visual items), and expires every school year. Teachers may have a teacher card and a personal card. (Note: Teacher cards cannot access the MEL system.)
Sora, by OverDrive
Sora is a reading app that enables students and teachers to use the digital collection at Kent District Library. If your school is an OverDrive partner, use Sora to combine the digital collection at your school and KDL. Schools can choose which ebooks, audiobooks and read-alongs to offer to students.
Curated research websites geared toward students in K-12 to help with their homework needs. Log in with your KDL card number.
Lesson plans, mini-books and activity sheets are provided to educators in Pre-K through 6th grade. This is a terrific ready-to-use resource.
Get a one-of-a-kind perspective on daily life and culture, including the background, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people. Individual reports cover 200+ countries, all 50 United States, and the Canadian Provinces.
Tell us what topic you're featuring in your classroom, what your students are specifically interested in, or just what you hope to read on your day off, and we'll create a list of recommendations just for you. We can also provide a Book Club in a Bag kit.
We'd love to visit your classroom or school to provide a book talk, database tutorial or story time, or to get students fired up about reading programs such as Summer Wonder. You can even schedule a Bookmobile visit!
Afterschool and Summer Learning
Many of the after-school and summer programs that KDL provides can be easily incorporated into your class plans. These include all-ages short story writing, teen poetry contest and poetry slams, STEAM-based programs and activities, KDL LAB experience and more!
KDL Free Libraries
If you want to offer a KDL Free Library at your school or receive free books for your classroom, we're happy to help.
Study Guides for Nonfiction Topics
- Weather and Climate
- Engineering and Design
- Forces and Motion
- Measurement and Data
- Computers and Coding
- Statistics and Probability
- Cultures of the World
Book Club in a Bag
Do you need multiple copies of a physical book for a class or book club? Kent District Library makes things easy with our Book Club in a Bag program, which is available to all KDL cardholders. We have over 270 popular fiction and nonfiction titles to choose from and we add new titles every year. Most kits come with 12 regular print copies of a book, two large print copies and a discussion guide. A kit can be checked out through our KitKeeper service, opens a new window for six weeks and can be picked up at the KDL branch location of your choice. You can also make multiple reservations in advance to cut down on the monthly scramble.
Tutorials on downloading our ebooks
Learn how to filter Overdrive materials by audience or maturity level.