Educators and Homeschool

Education is one of the most important things in a young human’s life. Shasta Public Libraries has several resources for educators and caregivers to supplement all educational styles. Our Databases provide homework help, curriculum aids, and lesson plan resources.

Educator Databases & Resources

Book Connections

Resources to enrich your experience reading children's and young adult books. Enjoy digital content connected to books for kids and teens.

eBooks – Overdrive

Access thousands of Ebooks, Audiobooks, and Magazines, all available for free online checkout with your library card.
Access using a browser or install the Libby, by Overdrive app on your phone or tablet today!
Britannica School

Encyclopædia Britannica

A comprehensive interactive resource for research and learning. Includes correlations to California Content Standards and other valuable teacher resources. Grades preK-12.

Northstar Digital Literacy

Use Northstar Digital Literacy to test your computer skills. You can build skills in key areas, and demonstrate your knowledge by earning certificates and badges. Prepare for your future now!

This assessment and learning tool is aimed at helping adults acquire the skills they need in today’s workplace. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in three main areas: Essential Computer Skills, Essential Software Skills, and Using Technology to Accomplish Tasks.

This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

ProQuest Culture Grams

ProQuest – CultureGrams

Learn about cultures around the world, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people. Unique cultural information provided by natives and long-term residents on daily life and social customs around the world. Grades 3+
ProQuest eLibrary

ProQuest eLibrary

Massive collection of digitized newspapers, magazines, and images with editorialized topic pages to aid with navigation. Grades 6+
ProQuest SIRS Discover

ProQuest SIRS Discoverer

An easy-to-follow search of hand selected curriculum-aligned general reference content. Selected articles and graphics and books for social issues for early learners. Grades 3-9
ProQuest SIRS Issues Researcher

ProQuest SIRS Issues Researcher

Explore the pros and cons on today’s complex social issues. Grades 6+

Class Visits by a Librarian

  • General library overview for students (all grades): learn about your public library, how to use it, and what amazing things are there for students and families. For younger grades, a themed storytime is included. Older grades (grade 4 and up) may include information about online resources and a Create It! Space demonstration. 30 minutes.
  • Introduction to online research (Grades 6-12): Learn how to use the library’s online resources to help with any class project or paper. Can also include information literacy lesson in evaluating online sources. 20-40 minutes.
  • Booktalk! (all grades): inspire your students to read with a fun conversation led by the librarian about the newest books for their grade or a theme/genre of the teacher’s choice. 20 minutes.


Classes of all ages can tour the Redding Library and find out what goes on behind the scenes of a public library! Tours must be scheduled 1-month in advance and may also include:

  • Storytime for younger students
  • Makerspace demonstration (Create It!)
  • Online resources or local history research workshop (upon request)

If you would like to pick up student library cards suring the tour, library card applications must be turned in (signed and completed) by ten days before your scheduled tour. In the case of a late applications, library cards will be made available for pick up within 10-days after the tour.

Contact us to set up a library tour.

Student Library Card Initiative

Shasta Public Libraries is proud to partner with many school districts in Shasta County to provide their students with a unique student library card. We want all young learners to have access to our resources, both in the library and online. If you would like your students to be part of this county-wide initiative, please contact our Educational Services Librarian.

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