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Teacher & Student Resources at Bailey Library


We work closely with teachers and schools to make the Bailey Library’s services accessible and easy to use for children in Winthrop’s public schools. We invite you to schedule your class to visit the library. Students in kindergarten and first grade will enjoy stories in addition to the tour. Students in second grade and above will learn how books are organized on the library shelves. Our Youth Programming Coordinator regularly hosts classes for special programs and tours. For more information please contact Stacy Tomassone: stomassone@baileylibrary.org

CARDS FOR TEACHERS & STUDENTS
K-3 CLASS TOURS & VISITS
TEACHER RESOURCE BAGS
MIDDLE GRADE BOOK SETS
BORROW STEAM KITS
DOWNLOAD EBOOKS & AUDIOBOOKS
KANOPY FILM STREAMING
ONLINE RESOURCES
STUDENT RESEARCH HELP
ACCESS TO OVER SIX MILLION ITEMS
AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
SUMMER READING

CARDS FOR TEACHERS & STUDENTS >>
All teachers and students who work or attend school in Winthrop are eligible for a free Bailey Membership regardless of residency. Items borrowed on a teacher card that are owned by the Bailey Library automatically circulate for four weeks, with two four-week renewals allowed. Items borrowed through the inter-library loan system circulate for three weeks.


K-3 CLASS TOURS & VISITS >>
We invite you to schedule your class to visit the library. Students will enjoy an age-appropriate activity in addition to the tour. You may also request to have our staff visit your classroom to talk about the services at the library or host an activity hour. You are welcome to bring your class to the library on a regular basis for independent visits. For more information please contact stomassone@baileylibrary.org.


TEACHER RESOURCE BAGS >>
Are you doing a class project on a specific topic and need resources on-hand for students to supplement online research? Teacher resource bags contain up to 30 fiction, non-fiction, and audiovisual items based on a specific topic. The bag is checked out for you to pick up at the library, or delivered to the school. Email rfortin@baileylibrary.org to request a teacher resource bag. Please include your library card number and the topic being requested.


MIDDLE GRADE BOOK SETS >>
Want several students to read the same book? Our middle grade book sets feature eight copies of a title. Books in this collection are award-winning and distinguished titles that are geared towards grades 4-7. Email rfortin@baileylibrary.org to request a set.

Current sets available:

  • Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan
  • Boys without Names by Kashmira Sheth
  • Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
  • Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
  • Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
  • Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
  • The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
  • A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
  • The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty
  • The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
  • Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani
  • Wonder by R. J. Palacio

BORROW STEAM KITS
Teachers may borrow any of the items listed below, or schedule time in our STEAM Corner.

The corner is located in our King Event Room and features:

  • Bird Song Learning Tool w/ Binoculars (8)
  • Black+Decker Tool Kit w/ Cordless Drill
  • Chemistry Model Set
  • DNA Model Set
  • Flash Cards (8 sets)
  • Full Size Human Skeleton
  • Human Bone Structures Model
  • Janome DC Sewing Machine
  • Kill A Watt Electricity Usage Monitor (2)
  • Kindle Paperwhite with preloaded titles
  • K’NEX Education Sets (10)
  • LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 Core Set
  • Makey Makey Invention Kits (2)
  • Orion StarBlast Telescope
  • Ozobot Pocket-Sized Bots (2)
  • Projector & Laptop w/ Tabletop Projection Screen
  • Roku Streaming Stick+ (2)
  • Snowshoes (40+)
  • SparkFun Inventor’s Kits (3)
  • Thames & Kosmos Science Kits (3)
  • True to Life Human X-Rays (2 sets)
  • USA Pan Aluminized Steel Bakeware Set

DOWNLOAD EBOOKS & AUDIOBOOKS >>
Teachers and students can download the cloudLibrary app on their smartphones or devices and use their library card to borrow eBooks and audiobooks. Click here for instructions or contact nperry@baileylibrary.org.


KANOPY FILM STREAMING >>
Use your Library card to discover more than 30,000 movies to stream for your classroom through the library’s subscription with Kanopy. Films can be watched at any time on smartphones, tablets, PCs and smart TVs. The Kanopy app is available for iOS, Android and Roku. The app can also be watched through Chromecast or Apple TV. Films from Kanopy come with Public Performance Rights (PPR) for the classroom.


ONLINE RESOURCES >>
The Digital Maine Library has thousands of digital magazines, newspapers, and reference books available to teachers and students doing research for school. For help finding full text PDF scholarly journal articles, please contact: reference@baileylibrary.org


STUDENT RESEARCH HELP >>
Students and teachers may email our staff to request full-text scholarly journals on research topics. Email rfortin@baileylibrary.org with the topic being requested and staff will reply with PDF articles.


ACCESS TO OVER SIX MILLION ITEMS >>
As part of the Bailey Library’s membership in the Minerva branch system, students and teachers have access to over six million items to borrow from the library. This shared catalog provides access to not only books, but also DVDs, audiobooks, magazines, and music CDs. Minerva can be searched by author, title, subject, keyword, and material type.


AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES >>
Do you know students that need access to printing and internet resources outside of school hours? Do you know students looking for after-school activities? The library has a dedicated teen space with laptops, books, and movies. We also have a Pokémon Club for grades 3-7, a Video Game Club for middle school students, and an LGBT+ Group for high school students.


SUMMER READING >>
Our robust annual summer reading program is a big hit with Winthrop students. Help kids have a smoother start to the next school year by encouraging them to sign up.

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MON-WEDS: 10-6
TH: 3-8
FRI/SAT: 10-3