Besides our collections and in-house resources, we offer a number of special services for our local educators:
If you are a teacher, educator, or daycare provider you can register for your own individual teacher card and select and reserve your own materials anytime we're open. These fine-free cards can be used at libraries throughout the Winnefox Library System (Menasha. Neenah, Oshkosh and other libraries in Winnebago, Fond du Lac, Waushara, Marquette and Green Lake counties) to help you with your curriculum needs. Stop at the Children's Information Desk to apply or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The staff children's literature specialists gather deposit collections of great books for Menasha students once every six weeks. They are a handy way to provide students and children in care with additional reading material related to the curriculum or just for fun. We will gather packs of material in subject areas and by specific authors for Menasha school classrooms and daycares. To register or order a pack, please stop at the Children's Information Desk or email us at MPL-Childrens@menashalibrary.org.
Tours and Class Visits
The Children's Department is a great destination to bring your class. Children's Room and library-wide tours are geared to the specific grade and interest level of the children. Preschool-Grade 2 kids are provided with a themed tour based on a children's book character and features great stories; fun-filled information on how a library and library card works and a basic walk around the collections most used by these age groups. Kids in Gr. 3-5 are given a more extensive tour, focusing on fiction and non-fiction and teaching tips on how to use the online catalog and databases to find information fast. We also provide tours for scouting and homeschooling groups.
The friendly children's librarians love to step out of the Children's Room and visit the kids where you are teaching or caregiving in Menasha. Visits by the library staff are booked 1-3 times throughout the school year and feature fun book talks; stories and encouragement to the kids to visit the library.
The Children's Dept works cooperatively with the schools and community organizations to develop and present fun, literacy-based programs for children. Winter reading programs; special book buying clubs; drama workshops; holiday parties; bilingual programs - these are just a few of the many projects and programs we have partnered with groups to accomplish. If you have an idea that you would like the Children's Dept to partner with you on, please call us at 967-3760 or email email@example.com.