Class Visit Programs
All Library branches are staffed with fully trained children's programmers to provide class visits to the schools they are partnered with . If your school is not within walking distance, free bussing is available and paid for by the Friends of the Mississauga Library (Volunteer Group). If visiting the library is not an option, Library staff may be able to do an outreach program in your classroom/classroom. Some locations are also able to provide visits in French for French schools.
Contact your local branch library to arrange the following programs:
Classes at all levels are invited to book a short visit to the library where staff will introduce the services of the library as well as highlight some great age-appropriate books materials.
Classes are encouraged to visit the Library to select materials at any time. Call in advance, and library staff will be happy to accommodate assignment needs by setting up a display of available materials on a current topic.
Grade 4 Read to Succeed Program
The goal of this program is to provide a library card for every Grade 4 student in Mississauga as well as to encourage reading for pleasure throughout year. Your local library has designed a fun and energetic program that will ignite the joy of reading and motivate your students to visit the library on a regular basis. At the end of the school year, there is an annual celebratory event for those classes with the highest participation rate in the program!
From time to time, the Library offers special author appearances, such as the Reading for Life Festival. Teachers will receive advance notice of these and any other special events open to classes.
Forest of Reading Awards Program
If your class is participating in these student-chosen awards from the Ontario Library Association, remember that the Library always has multiple copies of the nominated books in its collection. Receptions or visits by nominated authors are also sometimes organized, so keep in touch!
Research and Homework Support
The Library is committed to supporting students' research needs by providing collections that reflect the curriculum and supplement school resources. Contact your local branch before assigning specific topics to find out what resources they may have so that the Library can better serve your students. Consider assigning broader, more flexible topics, or a variety of topics, in order to make better use of limited resources.
School Events and Accomplishments
The Library welcomes the opportunity to get involved with any school event, as well as to display students' creative work in the library. Contact your local branch.
Junior Friends of the Library
Junior Friends of the Library is a club for children and youth of all ages which helps promote the Library in the community. As Library ambassadors, they often inform their school classes about what's going on at the Library.