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Teacher Resources

Welcome, Teachers! Manitowoc Public Library is proud to offer resources to enrich learning and enhance your classroom experience. Need materials for an upcoming unit, reading assignment, or on a particular topic? We are happy to put together a staff-selected collection of books/DVDs/CDs/toys tailored to your needs. MPSD staff can even get the collections delivered to your school (check your truck delivery schedule for weekly drop-off dates).

Want to bring hands-on STEAM learning to your classroom? Manitowoc Public Library also has classroom packs of popular tech toys like Ozobots, Dash & Dot robots, Snapinos, 3D Doodler Pens, Makey-Makeys, Osmos, Bloxels, and Squishy Circuits available to check out and use with your students! Our STEAM kits come with instructions and ready-made activities that make them convenient tools for fun, hands-on learning.

Check out the links below to access Read-a-Long Books, free online tutors, free language learning tools, and more! Can’t find what you are looking for? Sending students to the library to research a topic? Want to book a class visit with your friendly neighborhood librarians? We’d love to hear from you! Please contact the Youth Department at mplyouth@manitowoc.org.

Teacher Services

Virtual Library Cards

Virtual Library Cards allow students and staff access to a wide range of digital resources offered by the Library.

School Field Trips & Outreach

Schedule a field trip or invite us to come to you!

Teacher Cards

Special library cards for teachers, instructors, daycare providers, homeschoolers, and other adults who work with children and students.

Teacher Collection Requests

Library staff will prepare collections of materials on the subject(s) of your choice.

Teacher STEAM Kit Requests

Teachers may request to check out our tech toys. Includes access to online lesson plans, activities, guides, and resources.

Multiple Copy Requests

Request multiple copies of the same book. Great for classroom discussion!

Homework Help

Free digital resources to help students with homework, includes languages, research resources, and tutoring.

BadgerLink: Wisconsin's Online Library

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BadgerLink provides all Wisconsin residents with licensed content not available through regular search engines. Included in this collection are: newspapers, magazines, encyclopedias, genealogy research, test preparation and auto repair information.
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Cliffs Notes

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CliffsNotes study guides are written by real teachers and professors, so no matter what you're studying, CliffsNotes can ease your homework headaches and help you score high on exams.
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Encyclopedia Britannica

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Easily search this fact-checked online encyclopedia for hundreds of thousands of objective articles, biographies, videos maps, games, and other learning materials.
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Explora (an EBSCO Experience) logo
Magazines, journals, newspapers, images, and reference resources covering education, health, business, science, history and general areas of interest. Provided by BadgerLink.
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tutor.com (a service of The Princeton Review) logo
Get a one-to-one, live tutor 24/7 for a variety of subjects, including test prep and AP classes. This resource also includes self-study tools such as practice quizzes and flashcards and fully vetted educational and job search resources.
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