Resources for Educators

Set up a field trip to the library or have a librarian come and visit your class:

Please submit Library Field Trip and/or Library Visits You requests one month in advance of the event.

If you'd like to set up a field trip, just fill out this form. We'll work with you to make sure you get exactly what you want!

Busing can be expensive -- and complicated. So, instead of coming to the library, you can have a librarian come to you! Just fill out this form to request a visit from a librarian.

Educator Privileges

Educator Library Cards

  • 40 items
  • 4 week check out periods
  • No late fees
  • Sign up with teacher identification
  • Renew annually

Reading Pens

  • Helps with pronounciation
  • Bilingual
  • Each pen contains a dictionary
  • 2 week check out period

Library Resources

Social Stories

Social Stories are common aides for addressing the social skills of individuals with special needs or to simply ease anxiety when visiting a new place. Social Stories help to guide new and current patrons on how to navigate a regular visit to the library. Our Social Stories are meant to be read before visiting the library--that way the patron will have an idea of how to browse the collection, ask for help from staff members, the check-out process, and how to enter and exit the building, among others. Mesa County Libraries hopes these Social Stories are wonderful guidance to your upcoming visit to the library.

Professional Development

  • Lynda.com
    • Lynda is an online educational site that includes over 3,000 courses (and over 130,000 videos) in popular fields like web design, web development, IT, education/instruction, media production, and business. Experts create and deliver all courses as well as provide supplemental materials like exercise files and relevant work samples. Receive a certificate upon course completion.
  • Universal Class
    • Over 500 online non-college credit Continuing Education Courses.
  • Mango Languages
    • Mango prepares learners for realistic conversations and strengthens everyday communication skills in over 70 world languages, including English. Apps available for Apple and Android devices.

All eResources