Parent & Teacher Resources

Resources for Parents & Teachers

Looking for books on a certain topic for classroom or home use?  Call ahead and we will pull a selection of materials for you to pick up.  Call us in advance at 518-792-6508 x4.

Let us recommend one of our favorite books!  Click here to access our current “staff picks” booklists.

Online resources:  Enjoy ebooks, eaudiobooks, and streaming music and videos all for free with your library card!  We have access to several services that have great content for kids and adults. 

  • Hoopla*—for audio, comics, music, and streaming video with lots of favorite kids titles!
  • Overdrive—for ebooks and eaudiobooks, with a great mix of classics and popular titles.
  • Tumblebooks*—Animated talking books with read-along stories, fiction and non-fiction just for kids.
  • Kanopy*—Movies, educational tv, and animated versions of favorite picture books.

Beanstack—Track your reading with Beanstack and receive weekly emails with recommendations.  We occasionally offer online reading incentive programs through Beanstack as well.

Schedule a Storytime or Field Trip!  We’d love to plan a visit for your class, daycare, school group, or scout troop.  Please call us in advance to schedule a time.  We can plan a specific program with your groups needs in mind—from a 20 minute Toddler Storytime to an hour-long field trip with tour and activities.  Classes planning regular visits may sign up for a story time once a month.  If your class would like to get library cards, please return completed applications at 10 days in advance to have them ready for your visit.  Please call 518-792-6508 x4 to schedule a visit or for more information.

*Available to Crandall Public Library card holders who reside within our borrowing district.