Teacher Resources

The Haverhill Public Library provides a variety of services to support the curriculum needs of local teachers, homeschoolers, and their students in grades PreK-12. Please feel free to request Teacher Baskets via our Teacher Services Request form. To inquire about the availability of a specific item, please call 978-373-1586 x626 or email the youth services staff at kids@haverhillpl.org.

School Visits / Library Tours

To request a school or community visit to the library, or request visit to your school from a Youth Services staff member, kindly call or email the Youth Services Department.  A detailed Request form will be emailed or mailed to you so that we can gather the necessary information to try to accommodate the request.  Please note, at least two weeks notice is needed for the date(s) requested, and we can not accommodate more than 30 students per visit at the library.  For larger groups, a Youth Services staff member may be able to come to you depending on availability and the nature of the request.  We will make every effort to accommodate the request contingent upon our staff availability and the Children’s Programming Schedules.

Teacher Cards

Haverhill teachers are eligible to receive Haverhill Public Library cards in order to check out Haverhill Public Library materials for their classroom use. Teacher Cards are for school year only, and require proof of school dept. employment.  Teacher Cards can only be used for Haverhill items, and cannot be used for other libraries in our Consortium.  For more information, contact the Main Desk at 978-373-1586 x603.

Parent-Teacher Collection

The Library maintains an extensive collection of resources for parents and teachers as part of our parent-teacher collection.  The Parent-Teacher collection includes resources for serving youth with special needs, curriculum development, Common Core Standards, and much much more.  The Parent-Teacher collection also includes a variety of different types of kits available for parents and teachers, including Guided Reading Kits: a collection of 5 copies of one title for group use.

Teacher Baskets

A collection of library materials can be compiled for classroom use. Teacher Baskets include approximately fifteen library resources which will be checked out to the library card of the requesting teacher for three weeks.  Please complete the Teacher Services Request Form. Teacher Baskets require a minimum of one week’s notice.

Teacher Basket Policy:

  • Teachers must have a valid Library card in order to request a teacher basket.
  • Teacher Baskets will be provided for any Haverhill teacher, Haverhill residents who teach in another district, or Haverhill residents who homeschool.
  • Individuals are allowed to request a maximum of one (1) teacher basket per week.
  • Teacher Baskets are available for pick up on the day that you requested, unless we contact you with a problem.  We do not call to notify you when it is available, nor do we call to remind you it is available.
  • Teacher Baskets must be picked up within three (3) days of the requested pick up date.
  • A minimum of one (1) weeks notice is required to assemble a teacher basket.
  • Baskets will consist of 15 titles – a combination of fiction, non-fiction, and media (unless specific requests are made)

 Assignment Alerts and Resource Lists

If a large number of students will be researching the same, or similar, topic the library can create a special collection of “in library use only” materials that will be set aside for your students use and cannot be checked out of the library.   The Youth Services Department is happy to provide research guides, booklists, and bibliographies to assist student research or for other classroom needs.  Please email kids@haverhillpl.org to send your Assignment Alert.  Assignment Alerts require a minimum of one week’s notice.

Reference Guidance and Readers’ Advisory Services

The Youth Services Department is available during library hours to assist students with finding material for research projects, and answering general questions. The Library does not provide individualize tutoring; however, we do our best to answer student’s questions about their homework.  The Youth Services Department will also provide reader’s advisory services to youth who need to read a specific type of fiction for class.

Curriculum Support

The Haverhill Public Library purchases books that can be used by students in grades K-12 to complete research papers and other assignments. If you find a title that you feel would be appropriate for use by your students, please notify a library staff member or complete a Request for Purchase form and we will consider adding it to our collection.

Electronic Resources

The Library provides access to a variety of electronic resources.  A valid Haverhill Library card is needed to access the databases from locations outside of the library.

  • Scholastic BookFLIX is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic. This database is available free online through the Library’s website to anyone with a Haverhill Public Library card.

Please visit the Youth Electronic Resources tab on the ‘kids’ webpage for a complete list of all databases we offer.

Ellison Die Cuts

The Ellison Letter Machine is a versatile tool. It cuts anything scissors can cut in a fraction of the time, such as: construction paper, sponge, cardboard, fabric, wallpaper, and con-tact paper. Daycare providers, teachers, and homeschoolers may use the Ellison Letter Machine in the Children’s Department during our regular hours. There is no charge to use the Ellison Letter Machine; however, you must provide your own materials to be cut. A complete list of shapes is available here.