For Educators

Teacher Resources

If you are an educator (in a public or private school), our research resources for Educators offer professional development reading, self-paced skill building courses, and Library resources to incorporate into your lesson planning.

Johnson County Library’s eLibrary and Research digital collections can support student learning. These printable guides will help you connect your students with the Library's eResources.

Online Educational Resources including:

  • Digital Texts
  • Digital Study Aids
  • Research Resources

English (PDF) | español (PDF)

eResources for Students including:

  • eResources for students of all ages
  • Just for elementary school students
  • Just for Middle and High School Students

English (PDF) | español (PDF)

Getting Materials for your Classroom

Johnson County Library provides access to materials that support curriculum in the classroom.  Individual teachers, childcare providers and home school educators teaching in Johnson County can apply for an Educator Outreach card and have access to books for students and educators. You may request any circulating material from the library’s collection. If you are an educator at a pre-school or daycare, check out our 6 by 6 program for Books to Go kits that include books and activities on a theme appropriate for your classroom.

Access to Library Databases and Homework Help
To use our digital resources, visit a Library location or login from anywhere with a Library card. Live Homework Help from Brainfuse is available free of charge every day from 2 – 11 p.m. These professional tutors can guide your students through over 30 academic subjects including AP and Higher Ed.

We also have specially curated collections of research databases for students at the elementary and secondary levels as well as college-bound students looking for test prep and scholarship help.

School Visits

Looking to invite a library staff member to your in-person or virtual classroom? We can visit with students or teachers to:

  • talk about databases and library resources that might be useful in an upcoming research project
  • give engaging booktalks geared toward any grade-level
  • partner with you to co-facilitate an after-school club​

Email us to schedule a visit!

Special Projects

The Library partners with schools and teachers on several special projects:

  • Race Project KC: an initiative to discuss race and segregation in the Kansas City metro area. Check out our website for great resources or reach out to us if you have questions.
  • KC Kids Unite: a program lead by the Greater Kansas City Writing Project to host experiences educators and elementary students centered on identity building, community connectedness, and youth activism. See their website for more details. 
  • elementia: the Library's teen literary magazine published every Spring. Contact elementia to learn more about workshops and classroom visits.
  • Author Visits: throughout the year we host visits from authors in partnership with local schools. Email us to find out about our schedule of upcoming authors and their availability to visit your classroom.​

Have other questions about how we can help you? Please email us!