The library has a wide range of books to support the professional development of teachers from early childhood through high school. Please stop by the Children’s Department for more assistance in finding the right resources for your needs.
The Children’s Department is happy to provide library visits and tours to Kindergarten, third grade and fifth grade classes from the Longwood district.
Local scout groups are also welcome to schedule library visits and tours. Please contact Kim Giery, Head of Children’s Services, at (631) 924-6400, x230, or email her to schedule a visit.
School Visits by Librarians
Children’s and Teen Librarians visit Longwood schools for open houses, to promote summer reading programs, and for other special events. Children’s Librarians also regularly visit UPK (Universal Pre-Kindergarten schools) and Headstart, and are available for one-time visits to other preschools for special events such as National Book Week or Read Across America. For more information, please contact Kim Giery, Head of Children’s Services, at (631) 924-6400, x230, or email her or Jan Miller, Head of Teen Services, at (631) 924-6400 x287 or email her.
Teachers in the Longwood district are encouraged to work with the librarians in the Children’s and Teen Departments to develop class projects or to notify the library about upcoming assignments. Please contact Kim Giery, Head of Children’s Services, at (631) 924-6400, x230, or email her, or Jan Miller, Head of Teen Services, at (631) 924-6400, x287 or email her.
As a courtesy, the library offers teachers in the Longwood Central School District Teacher Cards which gives access to Longwood Public Library’s online subscriptions beyond that of Suffolk County’s digital branch, Live-brary.com. Our wealth of online resources includes Brainfuse Homework Help, online classes, test prep, research databases, and Stream & Downloads including eBooks, audiobooks, movies, and magazines.Teacher Cards are issued in the beginning of the school year and automatically renew each year if employed as a teacher in the Longwood School District. In addition to using a Teacher Card online, it is encouraged that teachers visit the library and use their personal home library cards to reserve and borrow physical materials. View this brochure for more information.
Your library card offers students the chance to get homework assistance from a live tutor. Brainfuse HelpNow is a free resource that allows you to work one-on-one with online tutors. You can draw or type your question in their online classroom and receive live homework assistance from a Brainfuse-certified tutor. Tutors are trained to not only provide answers but to help you master the homework assignment's underlying academic concepts. Live tutors are available seven days a week from 2:00 pm to 11:00 pm, EST.