School Resources

Livingston Parish Library loves our teachers and we want to support you all throughout the school year. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff can help with many requests inside and outside our library branches using our school resources. This is your starting point to discovering how the library can help you enrich your classroom in a variety of ways.

Educator Library Card

Have you heard about our new educator-only library card?

You can check out a maximum of 30 items at a time for six (6) weeks. Renew them once for another six (6) weeks!

To apply for an educator library card, speak to our front desk staff at your preferred branch. Please bring proof of employment as an educator. (school badge, pay stub, etc).

Facility Use Card

Your school can now apply for a facility use library card!

Your school’s principal should apply for the card, choosing two administrators to check out materials. With a facility use card, your school can:

  • Check out a maximum of 50 books for up to two (2) months
  • Create your own collection for projects
  • Expand your school’s book selection

School Visits

What can Livingston Parish Library do for you?

Our youth services staff is available to visit schools throughout the year. We like to reach as many students as possible and prefer to speak to multiple classes at once. We are available for:

Request A School Visit

Technology Workshops

Workshops can accommodate audiences of variable sizes or one-on-one teacher training for faculty. While the age ranges for these technologies start young, all are appropriate for teens as well.

Arduino (Ages 8 & up)

An open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. It is able to sense the environment through various inputs and sensors.

Edison Robots (Ages 5 and up)

Easily programmable robots that are LEGO-compatible. They may be programmed with barcodes or hooked to a computer for more advanced coding.

Makey Makey (Ages 5 and up)

Allows everyday objects, like bananas and Play-Doh, to be connected to the computer to act as controllers. No programming is required.

littleBits (Ages 8 and up)

Electronic components can be magnetically snapped together to create a variety of circuits and inventions.

Stikbot Animation (Ages 8 and up)

Can be used in conjunction with an iPad to create stop motion animation videos.

Field Trips

Have a little extra time on field trip day? Schedule the library as part of your agenda!

Your students will have the opportunity to learn all about the library while having fun. We’ll talk about getting a library card, introduce library services and programs, and take students on a tour. We can also present a storytime or puppet show for younger audiences.

Request A Library Field Trip

Assignment Assistance

What better way to learn about the library than when working on a school assignment?

You can schedule a field trip to the library or our library staff can visit your classes to explain how to use the library’s resources to complete the assignment.

If you don’t have time for a class visit but know your students will need to use the library to complete an assignment, just fill out our Assignment Assistance form so that our staff can prepare materials and best know how to help your students.

Submit An Assignment Here (Assignment Assistance Form)

Required Reading

We would like to have books on hand for your students to check out when they come into the library looking for required reading. While we cannot ensure a copy for every student, advance notification will help us do our best to get your students what they need. This also includes summer reading lists. If you have a reading list or any required reading, let us know!

Submit A Reading List or Required Reading Here

Online Databases

One of the perks of owning a library card is access to all of the library’s online databases. These databases range from homework help to academic databases for students to resources you as an educator can use to enrich your classroom. We have highlighted some of the most popular here. For a full list of Livingston Parish Library’s databases, please click here.

Homework Louisiana

Get homework help with a live one-on-one tutor and skill building exercises for K-12.

Learning Express

Review with practice tests and interactive skill-building for grades 4 through adult; ACT and GED preparation also available.

Lynda.com

Lynda.com provides access to video tutorials that can help anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills.

Pronunciator

Learn how to speak a foreign language! Pronunciator is a fun and easy way to learn any of 80 languages, including English as a Second Language.

Opposing Viewpoints In Context

The best place to gather information for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations, and more.

Teen Health and Wellness

Research health-related issues important to teens.

Tumblebooks Collection

Browse our online collection of animated, talking picture books, eBooks, graphic novels, and videos for kids.

Louisiana Young Reader’s Choice Awards

Looking for a great reading list including current fiction and nonfiction? Consider participating in the Louisiana Young Reader’s Choice Award program, a reading enrichment program of the Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana.

A committee of librarians compiles three lists of books each year: one for students in grades 3-5, grades 6-8, and grades 9-12. To participate, click here for more information. LYRC takes place from August to February each year.