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If you are viewing this page from home, you will need your Orange County resident library card to use some of the resources.

Library Programs

Library Tours »

Discover the Library! Tours of the Children's Library and Club Central (teen area) are offered at the Orlando Public Library.

Services for School »

Take a look at what we can do for you at the Library or at your school. All services listed are free of charge.

Story Programs »

From tiny tales to urban legends, the tales spun by our storytellers engage listeners of all ages.

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Library Online Resources

Homework Help @ OCLS »

Browse school subject research guides and also get help with writing a research paper, tutoring and test prep.

Kindergarten Readiness »

A step-by-step guide to help prepare for kindergarten. Each competency area has activities to help develop the skill set.

Read The Books »

Find fiction and non-fiction titles for each grade level and by theme. Use this tool to find historical fiction or picture books related to a lesson.

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Lesson Plan Resources

Gale Schools - Lesson Plans »

Review lesson plans for a wide-range of grades. They incorporate many of our most popular databases like Biographies in Context and Kids Infobits K-5. Promote research amongst your students with these free downloads.

NoveList Plus - Teaching with Books »

Find curriculum based book lists organized by grade and subject. Limit your search to fiction or nonfiction and find books to compliment your lessons.

Science Online - Experiments »

Browse science experiments arranged by subject. You can sort them by grade range and also by time to conduct the experiment.

World Book Online - Activities »

Riff through simple and fun activities for kids to explore the world and a variety of science concepts.

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Becoming a Teacher

Ferguson's Career Guidance
Center »

Enter the search term "teacher" in the Search Job Profiles box to view a listing of profiles for elementary, middle, and high school teachers. Profiles include salary, environment, requirements, and outlook.

Occupational Outlook Handbook »

Review the job outlook, required training and qualifications, earning projections, and professions related to teaching.

Teach in Florida »

Post your resume, find employment or educator preparation programs, professional development, and FAQs about teaching in Florida.

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Library Materials

Classroom Management »

This selection of books will help in brainstorming ideas for creating a productive classroom.

Informational Films »

Teachers looking for audio visual materials to support their curricula can browse these popular series of non-fiction DVDs and streaming videos for youth.

Teaching »

Whether you are looking for inspirational stories about first year teachers or the best practices used by veteran teachers, discover new techniques to bring out the best in your students.

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State and Local Resources

Early Learning Coalition of Orange County »

Information about voluntary pre-Kindergarten program, approved providers of the program, and professional development workshops are also provided by the ELCOC.

Florida Center for Instructional Technology »

The University of South Florida produces this resource of clip-art, lesson plans, teaching guides, Florida maps, and tech help.

Florida Department of Education »

Get all kinds of information, everything from preparing for kindergarten to planning for college, school grades, teacher certification, services for individuals with disabilities, and toll-free hotlines for state programs.

Orange County Public Schools »

Connect to the media center of any Orange County Public School, browse the county-wide Destiny catalog, access each school's databases and Accelerated Reader lists.

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Websites

Edutopia »

Smart and creative practices for teachers working with a digital generation.

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence »

A collection of animations, primary documents, photographs, and videos from federal agencies like national museums, institutes, and departments.

Thinkfinity »

Search lesson plans and worksheets to use with students ages preschool through adult.

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