For Educators

For Educators

York County Libraries offer a wide variety of services and support to local educators. Knowing that teachers and homeschool parents at every level need access to quality materials, our libraries provide not only hands on access to books and other support materials, but a variety of e-resources as well.

What digital resources are available to educators through the library? 

Power Library, the database service through Commonwealth Libraries, offers teachers access to current magazines and journals, up-to-the minute data access, research tools and materials that can be used directly with students in the classroom. This is provided as a free service.

Ask Here, PA is a live, on-line service connecting educators of all types to a librarian 24 /7, giving teachers the opportunity to check facts, develop resources and see what is available for their students.

Elementary and preschool teachers can take advantage of TrueFlix and BookFlix, programs that help children build reading and comprehension skills in English or Spanish.

Our Overdrive and Hoopla programs offer educators online access to reading material for all ages and access to current movies, videos and other, more educational pieces. These can be used to enrich a classroom experience.

Our County Libraries also have hands on items that educators may check out to use to introduce children to technology.  Different kits are available in each library. Ask about them when you visit your favorite location.

York County Libraries work with local educators as well!

Our libraries partner with school districts across the County to provide programs to students.  Teachers are welcome to bring students to the library for story time, a book talk, or a lesson about library materials and how to use them. We also visit schools at the request of teachers, to provide information about programs and to provide special programs in the schools.

York County Libraries is proud to work with local college students as well.  Education majors, student teachers, other types of educators all use the library for resources and many of our libraries offer volunteer opportunities and a chance to work with students outside the classroom.