Services for Teachers and Educators
The Somerset Public Library serves the entire Somerset community, including the student population of our schools. It is our endeavor to supplement and enhance the collections of the public school libraries. Through increased cooperation among all Somerset libraries, school and public, we strive to better our collections and resources for optimal information management and sharing. We welcome your comments and suggestions and look forward to your continued use and support.
We encourage teachers and staff to contact us regarding assignments, programs, research, or any library matter that will help you with your classroom or with your student activities or preparation.
The staff of the Somerset Public Library
What you can do for us...
If you email or call us prior to a class assignment, we can put materials (books and articles) on reserve for your students. This will give equal access to all students to comprehensive materials and research. As a library patron you have access to over forty libraries and one million items in the SAILS network. In addition, we have statewide access to materials. Assignment Alert forms are available to help with this process.
Encourage your students to use their Public Library.
**Please note: the Somerset Public Library's Teacher Card Policy can be found here
Services offered by the Somerset Public Library
- School visits by librarians
- Librarians can attend In-service
o meetings or
o other events.
- Library orientation classes at the
- Readers’ Advisory Services (such as summer reading list suggestions)
- Story hours
- Reserve Collections for homework or research assignments
- Kids Cat – part of our online public access database
- Enterprise - Advanced searching how-to for the public accesscatalog
- Database access including professional material and/or
- Internet access (for teachers and children)
- Teachers Cards
- Educational videos
- Word Processing
- Assistive technology
- Meeting room space for tutoring or meetings (computers available for student use)
- Display cases and areas to display student work