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Teacher Resources

We are here to partner with all area schools and invite you to inform us of any large projects your class will be pursuing or any other informational needs that we might assist you with in your role as educator.  (Please take a look at our Teacher Alert Form.)  We would be very glad to hear from you.

Assignment Alert

Please let us know about upcoming assignments so that we may better serve you and your classes and ensure a positive library experience for your students. If you have copies of bibliographies that you would like to share with us, they would also be helpful. To alert us of upcoming assignments, fill out the Assignment Alert Form.

ALA's Best Tools for Teaching and Learning 

Honoring apps of exceptional value to teaching and learning and the top free websites that help school librarians and their teaching colleagues enhance learning and curriculum development. 

Education Source mel tiny 
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The world's largest and most complete collection of full-text education journals, Education Source provides scholarly research and information to meet the needs of education students, professionals, and policymakers. It covers all levels of education - from early childhood to higher education - as well as educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education, and testing.

*Available through funding from the State of Michigan


ERIC is an authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources. Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education, it is an essential tool for education researchers of all kinds.

*Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education

Group Tours and School Visits

Schools, daycares, scout groups and other community organizations are encouraged to bring their classes to the library for a visit.  Please call 313.531.5960 ext. 117 to schedule your class visit.  A children’s librarian will be happy to tailor your visit to your needs.  Children may receive library cards if they are Redford residents or attend Redford schools.

Library card applications are required to be completed by the children’s parents before the class visit as library staff is unable to process so many new cards at one time.  Thank you.

MeL Educators mel tiny 

THE destination for help with integrating MeL into Michigan classrooms and curriculum. No passwords needed. Geoauthentication means no logging in, and instant access to MeL eResources.

NoveList K-8 Plus mel tiny

If you teach with books, NoveList K-8 Plus is the place to go for inspiration and education. Need lists of books by topic or unit of study? We have ready-to-go materials that are quick and easy to use. Need books for your lessons that meet Common Core State Standards? We have Curriculum Connections and other materials that will get you started. 

*Available through funding from the State of Michigan 

Professional Development Collection mel tiny 
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Highly specialized database especially for teachers, librarians, and education researchers.

*Available through funding from the State of Michigan

Scholastic Teaching Resources 

Grab and go lesson plans, discussion guides and themes for classroom teaching.

World Book Kids mel tiny

General reference covering topics in all subject areas. Designed for elementary school learners with easy-to-read content and multimedia. Hundreds of activities, hands-on science projects and experiments, lesson plans, and resources for educators are included. All content aligned with Michigan Academic Standards.

*Available through funding from the State of Michigan  

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