Teaching Resources

Teaching Resources

We are here to support you and your students. If there is anything additional we could do for you, please contact us at 616-784-2007. Our patron services department will put you in touch with a librarian at your local branch. Alternatively, you could chat live with patron services.

We are here to support you and your students. If there is anything additional we could do for you, please contact us at 616-784-2007. Our patron services department will put you in touch with a librarian at your local branch. Alternatively, you could chat live with patron services.

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.)

Student Library Card

For students who attend school or live within the KDL service area, with no co-signer needed. Student cards can access our entire library collection including Libby, Hoopla, databases and internet access in the library. The card expires in three years or when the student turns 18. (Note: Student cards cannot access Beyond Books items, the MEL system or AV items.)

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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.

Homework Help

Curated research websites geared toward students in K-12 to help with their homework needs. Log in with your KDL card number.

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Scholastic Teachables

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.

Personalized Picks

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.

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School Visits

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!

Original Local Streaming Content

Tap into our collection of recorded programs, book talks, STEAM activity videos and more, created by KDL!

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.

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