Teachers & Homeschooling
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 & tours to Kindergarten, third grade and fifth grade classes from the Longwood district.
Local scout groups are also welcome to schedule library visits & 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 PreKindergarten 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.
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 non-resident teachers in the Longwood Central School District the opportunity to apply for limited access teacher cards. These allow typical borrowing privileges as well as access to the library’s online resources. Teacher cards expire annually on June 30 and need to be renewed each school year. In order to apply, a teacher must provide a current Longwood school photo identification card and a valid home library card from another library in Suffolk County.
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 10:00 am to 11:00 pm, EST.