Using the Library for Educators

Looking for special resources for your class, group, or agency? Let us help!
Defiance Public Library System offers:
Classroom Library Card:
  • Defiance Public Library System offers Classroom Cards to all Defiance County teachers. With this card, you can check out curriculum-related materials. Click here for more information about the Classroom Card.
Tours:
    • Library tours: Whether you are interested in art, education, or the modern library, our tours offer a fresh perspective and interesting details about each of our locations.
    • Historical tours: DPLS libraries have some incredible stories to tell. Learn about their history with a historic tour.
    • Collections tours: Tour our special collections and services, with something to suit every age group!
Classes & Workshops:
    • Educator Resource Workshop: Learn about the special services and collections available to teachers, parents, homeschool teachers, and education students. This handy workshop is offered to organized groups upon request.
    • Library Resources Workshop: Have a special-interest group? The library will be happy to customize a class or workshop to a specific subject or collection, to help you get the most out of your library.
    • Storytime classes: Infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school-agers…all ages enjoy Storytime! A fun, interactive themed Storytime is a great experience for your class or group.
Services:
    • ​Home delivery: For patrons who cannot physically visit our libraries, we offer free home delivery services including personally selected materials, checkout, delivery, and pick up.
    • Ellison Die Machine: Our Ellison Die Cut machine is available for public use. Simply bring your own paper or material to use any of our nearly 200 die cuts.
    • Teacher request form: If you have a special class project or report coming up, we will be happy to provide plenty of materials in our libraries for your students to use. Contact the library and we will order the appropriate materials to have on hand.
    • Personal reference: Personalized assistance still exists at the library! Contact your location or stop in for recommendations and help finding specific materials for your class or group.
    • Rotating collection: Let us provide a monthly rotating collection of books for your educational organization.
How to schedule a service:
  • Gather a group of 5 or more participants
  • Call your local library at least 3 weeks in advance of your preferred date with attendance and subject details
  • For groups of 10 or more, the classes and workshops listed can travel to your location
  • Tours and workshops can be combined upon request
*Resources vary by location. Contact us for a full list of services at your location.
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