Educator Services

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Teacher Sets (Ideal for toddlers-12th grade)
Any Denver Public Library branch can gather a set of materials (books, audiobooks, DVDs, music CDs) for you to check out and use in your classroom. Available for pickup at any branch library or via curbside pickup.

Educator Library Cards (Ideal for all grades)
Educator library cards are available to both formal and informal educators and provide access to additional benefits. Sign up for an educator card at any branch library, wherever curbside or mobile services are available, or download and print a copy (PDF).

Classroom Visits (Ideal for all grades)
Library staff are available to visit your school or class in person or online for customized book shares, library orientations, research instruction, storytimes and more. Choose from a menu of options or talk to us about a custom visit.

Book Explorers
Calling all readers, kindergarten through fifth grade! Discover new books alongside library staff. Check out a print book or download an eBook, then follow along as we explore it online through discussions and activities. It’s like a book club for kids that you can do whenever and wherever.

Welcome to Reading Kits
Are you looking for excellent books and activities for developing readers that are fun, educational and free? Check out our Welcome to Reading Kits! Each kit focuses on an important skill for new readers to master, including Background Knowledge, Decoding, Fluency, Comprehension, and Reading Motivation. Inside, you'll find four high-quality books, carefully selected activities and questions, and targeted tips for supporting your child's reading development. Visit your local branch library to inquire about availability. Welcome to Reading Kits are currently available in English and Spanish and can be placed on hold by clicking the links below, or through our Teacher Set request form.

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Always Available eBook Collection
Looking for new and exciting books to recommend to your students? Be sure to check out our collection of always available eBooks and eAudio Books on OverDrive. These books are wonderful for supporting kids' learning or just kicking back and enjoying a great book - and there’s never a wait! We’ve got lots of choices for K-2nd Grade and 3rd-5th Grade, and many books are available in both English and Spanish.

Virtual Early Learning Development Resources & Support
Designed with early readers, caregivers, and educators in mind, our Read Aloud YouTube Channel offers ideas for songs, and rhymes in English and Spanish, as well as reading tips you can use in the classroom or on the go. Our early learning specialists provide trainings for parents, educators, and caregivers of children birth through kindergarten that are customizable to fit your needs. Please fill out this form to request a workshop or event.

Reading Access & Support (Ideal for all grades)
Free eBooks and eMedia are available to anyone with a DPL library card. DPS students may use their student ID to login to Sora and access Denver Public School and Denver Public Library eBooks in the same place. Have your students discover their next favorite book by requesting a personalized reading list or browsing our kid and teen sites. Customers can check out library materials any branch location.

Bookmobile (Ideal for K-5th grades)
Denver Public Library’s bookmobile brings friendly library staff and materials for infants to young adults in English and Spanish, serving elementary schools throughout Denver. Schools and communities farthest from library access are prioritized. Learn more here.

Student Research Appointments (Ideal for 7th-12th grade)
One-on-one librarian help with your research assignment. Currently offered virtually.

Ask Us 24/7 Chat Service (Ideal for 5th-12th grade)
Online chat with a librarian to get answers to questions, research guidance, and online information. Ask Us! can be used anonymously, with or without a library card. Click here for chat Guidelines for Educators.

Research Guides (Ideal for 9th-12th grade)
Our research guides introduce you to resources available at the Denver Public Library (books, DVDs, databases), Internet resources, primary sources and search tips. See examples of guides we've created for other educators.

Homework Resources (Ideal for 3rd-12th grade)
Discover databases and other library resources for students.

Colorado & Western History (Ideal for 4th-12th grade)
Find unique information about local historical figures in our Colorful Coloradans Biographies or request a Primary Source Set (images, manuscripts, songs, historic newspapers, etc.) of materials. Contact us at

Professional Development (Ideal for all grades)
Book librarians for your next staff meeting or workshop. We can provide an overview of educator services or present on a custom topic. Areas of expertise include early learning, makerspaces and technology, children’s and teen literature, and research instruction. Contact Ask Us to tell us about your training needs.

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