Support for Educators and Schools

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The Nashua Public Library offers educators a wide array of resources and services to support student learning and professional development online. 

Through tailored presentations or programs such as how to use databases or story times, library staff will help integrate information literacy concepts into your lessons. Not sure where to start? Schedule a one-on-one consultation with a librarian. We encourage you to make NPL a partner in your classroom!

Digital Resources

explora-logo Opens in new windowUsing Explora, a research experience from EBSCO, both you and your students will discover reliable information on thousands of topics across a wide range of subjects.

What educators can do with Explora: 

  • Limit results to articles that are grade-appropriate and match student reading levels (Lexile® Measures).
  • Use the recommended search strings in EBSCO’s Curriculum Standards Module to find content that aligns with curriculum standards across subject areas. 

  • Search for content and embed links to full text in online course modules, all from within your school’s learning management system (Schoology, Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle andDesire2Learn).
  • Share content with students via Google Classroom.

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With NoveList K-8 Plus, kids and teachers can search books by plot, setting, series name, and favorite authors and titles. Teachers can also find materials to help integrate reading across a curriculum. 

KanopyStudents and educators can use Kanopy to screen films in its database with public performance rights (PPR) in class or during extracurricular events, like film clubs or social events.

You can find these films on the Kanopy website by applying the "Public Performance" filter to search results:

  • Scroll to the bottom of the filters and toggle "Public performance rights available" on
  • Note that this toggle will not appear if the search results contain no films with PPR.

Instructors can also create video playlists for assignments and supplemental material. Learn more about creating custom playlists here.

Tumblebooks-Featured-Image-LogoTumblebooks is collection of over 1100 titles for grades K-6, including unique animated, talking picture books, graphic novels, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books and videos, curated playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French.  

Plus, there are no check-out times or wait lists!

Continuing Education

Personalized Support and Community Outreach

Use the form below to schedule a one-on-one consultation with a librarian or a visit to your class, daycare, school group, or community organization. 

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