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Teachers


The Ascension Parish Library has many resources and services to support your teaching and your students' learning. Contact the Outreach Services Librarian today to see how we can help you: (225) 647-3955.

Library Card

Any teacher, school employee, or student who works or attends school in Ascension Parish is eligible for a library card, which provides access to the library's print and electronic resources. Find out how you can get a library card.

Digital Library & Online Databases

The library has many digital resources available for free to anyone with internet access and a library card.

School Outreach & Services

Events: The library can visit your school to promote library services, reading, and education at your next student event. We are available to talk to parents and students about library services offered, materials available, and computer access and online resources. When appearing at a school event, the library will accept library card applications from participants and mail them a library card within 2-3 weeks after the event. For more information or to schedule a visit, contact our Outreach Librarian at smayeux@myapl.org.

Presentations: The library offers a variety of classroom presentations and booktalks to encourage students to read and to enhance their research skills.

Presentations can include

  • Booktalks (all ages)
  • Research & the Internet: How to Avoid Misinformation (high school)
  • Presentations for Teachers (continuing education)
    • Library Database Research
    • Early Literacy and Brain Research
    • Early Math and Science Literacy in the Preschool and Early Elementary Classroom
  • Custom presentations by request

Deposit Collections at your School Library

If your class has a large in-class project, have your school librarian, assistant principal, or principal contact the Outreach Services Librarian. Your school may be eligible to check out a small collection of resources to meet the needs of a your in-class project.

Assignment Alert

Assignment Alert lets your local Ascension Parish Library know in advance when you and your students will need materials for research assignments and large class assignments. The library will then be able to help your students make the best use of the public library's resources. Simply complete and submit the form below. We will notify you of receipt of the form and contact you if we have additional questions. Please allow at least one week's notice to help us serve your students better! Thank you for your cooperation.