This fall, local educators are invited to attend Back to School Educator events at Sonoma County Libraries county-wide.
As families head back to school, Sonoma County Libraries are gearing up to support educators in their essential work with students in the classroom. One of the ways to build excitement about the new school year is to host Back to School Educator open houses at each of our library locations. At 12 libraries county-wide, that’s a lot of excitement!
Looking ahead to August and September 2018, educators serving students of all ages are invited to attend a Back to School Educator event in their neighborhood to learn about all the incredible FREE resources available to Sonoma County residents. Homeschool families are welcome to attend! Educators are encouraged to meet and network with Sonoma County Youth Services Librarians - your biggest fans! These events are a great opportunity to get, or renew, an Educator Card.
The Educator Card - launched in February 2018 - is a special library card just for educators! This unique library card allows teachers and school staff to check out more items, keep them for a longer period of time, and enjoy ZERO fines on items checked out using this card. Each August, Educator Cards must be renewed in person at a library location. Gain greater access to all the wonderfully rich resources made available through Measure Y funding.
Community educators have already been enjoying the benefits of the Educator Card and enhanced relationships with Sonoma County Library. “I love my card!” said Santa Rosa high school teacher Heather Garcia-Rossi. “I love the access to data bases and the extra books I can have checked out. And attending the kick-off was essential for me to learn about all the apps and perks my card carries.”
Sonoma County Office of Education’s 2018 Teacher of the Year, Rachel Ambrose, has made the most out of her Educator Card. “The Educator Card comes with all the perks for every teacher out there who loves books - and we are many. With the Educator Card, I can check out more books, keep them longer, and there are no late fees. I use it to check out books for extended classroom use, projects, and more. Thank you, Sonoma County Library!”
Back to School Educator Events will be held at the following dates and locations:
- Rincon Valley – 8/22 @ 6-8pm
- Roseland – 8/25 @ 2-4pm
- Guerneville – 8/29 @ 4-6pm
- Northwest at Coddingtown – 8/29 @ 4-6pm
- Sonoma Valley – 8/30 @ 3:30-5:30pm
- Central Santa Rosa – 9/6 @ 4-6pm
- Rohnert Park-Cotati – 9/7 @ 3:30-5:30pm
- Windsor – 9/10 @ 6-8pm
- Cloverdale – 9/11 @ 4-6pm
- Petaluma – 9/20 @ 4:00-6:00pm
- Sebastopol – 9/22 @ 10:30am-12:30pm
- Healdsburg – 9/26 @ 6-8pm
Let’s make this school year the most successful yet by connecting your school community with the public library – your partner in education. We can’t wait to see you!