For Teachers & Daycare Providers

Teacher Resources @APL


A library with books?!  Get out of town!  The library has thousands of books in the Adult, Young Adult, and Children's departments to help you with homework, including:

  • Reference books – encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases
  • Non Fiction books – factual books about lots of topics
  • Biographies – books about people
  • Fiction – stories to read for fun or for a book report

If you can't find a book that you think the library should have, you can suggest that we purchase it. Just fill out the Materials Request form!


Resource Packs

Think of it as one less thing to do after school!  Let us know what books you'll need (call or fill out this form) and we'll get them ready for you!

Homework Alerts

Studying mammals?  Space travel?  Hip hop?  Contacts us in advance and we'll have lots of age-appropriate, useful materials on hand for your students!  (Hip hop might be tricky, but we're always up for a challenge!)Ask us about our Junior Librarian Program!


Library Visits

Come and visit us!  Whether you want to check out books or check out APL, we're a free and easy field trip!  Sometimes we even have candy!


Book Talks

You know librarians looooove talking about books.  We can talk up some of the awesome books we have here at APL.  You never know when your reluctant readers might be inspired!


Story Time

Your friendly neighborhood librarians would be thrilled to perform a story time for your class or daycare.  We'll even come to you!


Research Assistance

Have you checked out our Online Resources lately?  We have something for almost every topic!  We can show your class how to use them or just give you a refresher course.


Etc.  Etc.  Etc.

Want to use the monkey puppet for music class?  Need to keep your books for longer than 3 weeks?  Have some super rad class projects to show off?  Just give us a call and we'll see what we can do!





Ready to get started?  Call the Algona Public Library at 515.295.5476 and ask for the Youth Department or email  Vera or Sonya