Teacher Library Cards
Sign up for a MCPLS Teacher Library Card and receive two special benefits:
- No late fines
- 30 day material check outs
It’s free! Stop by one of our locations to sign up for one today- you can even fill out a preliminary online application to speed up the process. Already have a card? It’s easy to switch your account without your card number changing!
Is your class working on a project? Let us know! We can put together a special collection of library materials based on the topic(s) that you need!
Examples: WWII History, Biographies, Science Fair Projects
Library Tours & Class Visits
We offer library tours for classes, as well as instructional time about our databases, services, and how to evaluate research sources for credibility. We can also offer special story times depending on staff availability.
Classroom Sets of Books that You Can Borrow
Borrow Classroom Sets of Books
MCPLS has sets of books for all ages called “Media Kits” that can be checked out by educators!
Titles include Newbery Award Winners and Honor Books like Wolf Hollow, Holes, and The One and Only Ivan, as well as books for Young Adults like Caraval, The Outsiders, Ready Player One, and Turtles All the Way Down.
There are more than 50 “kits”, and our collection is always growing! These kits are also great for book clubs: we purchase and catalog sets of books for the Fairmont Senior High School book club throughout the year! If we don’t have the book you’re looking for, just ask— we will do our best to fill your request!
CLICK HERE for a list of kits!
STEM Programming & Makerspace
Not only is our programming free of charge, we come to you! We provide lesson plans and all supplies needed– we can even customize visits to match your current classroom needs and curriculum! With MCPLS your students can build 21st Century skills, but still have fun in the process.
At this time we offer classes in:
- Lego Robotics
- 3D Printing
Click here for a brochure about our STEM Programming!
Our Makerspace at the Marion County Public Library (Fairmont) features all of the above, plus sewing classes, Turing Tumbles, and more!
MCPLS has a variety of great online resources for teachers, which include:
- Language Learning Software with ESL options
- Scholarly Journal Access
- Book recommendations
- Job Help
- Newspaper Articles (including The Times West Virginian)
- CEU Classes
- College Prep Tests
F0r a complete list of what we offer, including links to access, visit the Research Tools section of our website!