Teacher Resource Page

Welcome to the Yarmouth Town Libraries Teacher Resource Page. We are committed to providing ongoing support to parents, teachers, caregivers and homeschooling families. Our collection, located in the Children's Department at the South Yarmouth and West Yarmouth locations, includes books, e-books, videos, CDROMS, Educational Resources, magazines, online databases and Parent and Teacher collections.
To better serve the educational community, the Children’s Department offers the following resources and many services to teachers.

Institution (Teacher ) Card

Persons teaching at public, private or home based schools within Massachusetts are eligible for an "Institution (Teacher) Card" to be used for curriculum-related materials. Materials checked out on this type of card may be lent out for 30 days.

Institution Card Borrowing Guidelines
Card will be issued with proper verification (i.e. pay stub, school ID, note on business letterhead from principal or director).

Card is valid for 1 year running from August 1 to July 31 the following year, (i.e. August 1, 2011 - July 31, 2012), verification necessary for updating.

Patron must have an Adult CLAMS card before an Institution Card can be issued. Institution Cards will be issued as a separate card from Adult CLAMS card.

50 items per card

30 day loan period (No renewals)

Videos will have normal loan rules of 7 days

Materials borrowed are for use in the classroom or approved organizational use

Use Adult Card for borrowing personal materials

Lost materials are the responsibility of the card holder

YTL Institution Cards will be honored at the two Yarmouth Town Libraries. Borrowing guidelines may vary at each CLAMS library. Be sure to ask for more information about loan periods, fines, reserves, etc.

Institution Card Application (pdf format)

Tours and Visits to the Library

If your class would like to visit the South or West Yarmouth Library please contact us at 508-760-4820 ext. 1316 . We offer this service on an appointment basis. We also offer story times for preschool groups. We offer this service on Wednesday mornings on an appointment basis.

Assignment Alerts

The Yarmouth Town Library is dedicated to building partnerships with local schools by providing teachers and students with learning materials they need to complete vital school assignments. It's always helpful if we have advanced notice of assignments. Click here to submit an Assignment Alert. By providing us with this information we can help support your ongoing projects and assignments by pulling and featuring books and resources for your students.

New Educational Resource Kits Added

Count and Learn Number Bags
Counting Keys
Hands-on Math Trays (Sorting, Patterning, Graphing and Venn Diagram)
Graphing Instant Learing Center
Space Theme Box
Transportation Theme Box
Earth and Environment Theme Box
These kits as well as over 170 other Educational Resource Kits can be borrowed from the South Yarmouth Library. Kits must be checked, counted and singed for upon check-out.

New Educational CD-Roms Added

Teacher's Pet Pre Kindergarten
Build It Green Back To The Beach
Disney Fun & Skills 1st - 3rd Grade
Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure
Typing Instructor for Kids Platinum
These CDRoms as well as over 80 others can be borrowed from the South Yarmouth Library.

Internet Sites for Educators

The following sites can assist users with lesson planning, teacher tips, child development and more. The content of these sites are not monitored or created by Children's Department staff of the Yarmouth Town Libraries. Content is subject to changes at any time.

http://www.doe.mass.edu/frameworks/ -Includes a list of the current and archived Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.

http://parenttoolkit.educationnation.com/ - This Parent Toolkit will help you navigate your child’s academic and personal journey from pre-kindergarten through high school.

http://www.ala.org/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/bestlist/bestwebsitestop25 - Best Websites for Teaching and Learning.

http://www.loc.gov/teachers/ - The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections in their teaching.

http://www.free.ed.gov/ - Free Resources for Educational Excellence is a teaching and learning resource from federal agencies.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/ - NOVA Teachers is an award-winning source for standards-based classroom resources in science, technology and engineering, from NOVA and other public television series.

http://www.pbs.org/teachers - PBS Teachers is a comprehensive Pre-K through 12 educator site. It includes thousands of free lesson plans, local and national educator resources, teacher professional development, videos, blogs, and more.

http://dsc.discovery.com/ - The Discovery Channel online is a wonderful tool that many homeschool families use in order to teach children about all aspects of their world. Inquiring minds can take interactive virtual tours of many different places, and even discover dinosaurs through one! Many news and science topics are detailed on this particular website as well. Children can even learn very important survival skills by playing games such as “Life or Death: In the Jungle”, “Man vs. Wild”, “Life or Death: Snow Survival”.

www.donnayoung.org - This website is a place on the internet from where you may print homeschool planners, household planners, Calendars, handwriting lessons, printable worksheets or papers for several subjects.

http://www.dltk-kids.com/ - DLTK's Crafts for Kids features a variety of fun, printable children's crafts, coloring pages and more including projects for holidays, educational themes and some of our children's favorite cartoon characters.

http://www.toolsofthemind.org/ research-based early childhood program that builds strong foundations for school success by promoting intentional and self-regulated learning in preschool- and kindergarten-aged children. http://www.dy-regional.k12.ma.us/dyrsd/index.htm - Dennis Yarmouth School District Website

http://www.spxschool.org/ - Saint Pius X School Website

Theme Booklists

Find lists for a variety of themes to use in your units/classroom. You will find these books in the Yarmouth Town Libraries and many CLAMS libraries. The current theme list is on Autumn:

When Autumn Falls by Kelli Nidey
The Little Scarecrow Boy by Margaret Wise Brown
Fall Mixed Up by Bob Raczka
Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant
Peepers by Eve Bunting
Applesauce Season by Eden Ross Lipson
The Busy Little Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri
One Fall Day by Molly Bang
Plumply, Dumply Pumpkin by Mary Serfozo
The Bumpy Little Pumpkin by Margery Cuyler

Explore Our Online Resources

We provide access to a number of online databases not found on the "free Internet." Sources include full text newspapers, magazines, maps, language learning and so much more. Funding for the databases is provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC), Massachusetts Library System (MLS) and the Yarmouth Town Libraries.

Start Exploring Here

AccuCut Machine

Makes cutting letters and shapes effortless. Design bulletin boards and creative lessons. Please call for an appointment. You must bring your own paper to use this machine.
Contact the Children's Department for corrections to this page. 508-760-4820 ext. 1316 or email .