Teachers & Educators

Study spaces, free resources, programs and more all for students!

Educators, we are here to help! Take part in one of our virtual programs for classrooms or order a bundle of books and materials suited to your clasroom needs. 

Programs for Classrooms & Educators

Creating Graphic Novels with David A. Robertson

Thursday, February 10 from 10-11am
Ages 8-12
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In this session, David A. Robertson will talk about how to get started writing a graphic novel. Participants will learn about the art of blending art and words to create an engaging story.
 

A History of Motown - A Virtual Performance with Krystle Dos Santos

Tuesday, February 15 from 1:30-2:30pm
All ages welcome
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Western Canadian Music Award-winning singer-songwriter Krystle Dos Santos and her 4-piece band will take participants back in time to the peak of Motown Music from the late 1950s to 1980s. Students will learn interesting facts about key Motown artists such as The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, and the Jackson 5, and about the historical and significant impact that Motown music has had on contemporary soul music today.
 

Laurier EdTalks

Wednesday evenings from November 2021 to April 2022
Register now for the Laurier EdTalks series

The popular Laurier EdTalks Series, presented in partnership with the Faculty of Education from Wilfrid Laurier University, is back. The theme for this session of lectures is "Re-Imagining Education." This series is timely and filled with great speakers who have made it their life's work to unpack questions about the future of education. We are priviliged to be part of the efforts to bring this series to our community and eager to see what comes from these conversations.

Wed Jan 26 at 7pm: Reimagining a Faculty of Education

Wed Feb 23 at 7pm: Compassionate Education: Supporting Well-Being & Resilience

Wed Mar 30 at 7pm: Empowering Children & Youth to be Good Citizens in 2022

Wed Apr 27 at 7pm: The Community School Initiative

Teacher & Educator Book Bundles

Order a curated package of information and library materials suited to the needs of your class. Our online form allows you to specify based on students' ages, reading levels and interests. Users can also decide the number of items they would like to order.

Order a bundle

Other Resources

Get Ready for Kindergarten

We've got specalized book bundles, resources, programs and so much more to help families on their journey through school.
Discover what we have to offer at wpl.ca/kindergarten.
 

Play Anytime Programs

Try our Play Anytime activities which you can, well, play anytime! Get active, try a virtual escape room or test yourself with trivia. What about scavenger hunts, geocashes or learning how to make something? New activities added monthly.
Click here to learn more about our Play Anytime programs.
 

Virtual Programs & Events

We have lots of fun programs planned for all ages to take part in at home, virtually and via livestream. Discover what is happening at your library by visiting our online events calendar.

The Button Project

In this world where wearing a mask has become the norm, we are missing seeing smiles and faces. To help teachers, school staff, daycare and care home staff share their smiles with the people they teach and work with daily, we've launched The Button Project

Learn More

Button Project How-Tos

1. Teachers, school staff, daycare and care home staff can email their photos to buttons@wpl.ca

2. If multiple photos are being sent, please include them together in a ZIP file or via a link to an open folder in a Google Drive

3. Photos should be cropped as a headshot (shoulders up!) and be saved as JPGs or PNGs

4. Please include "Photo Buttons" in your email subject line

5. In your email, please include the contact information for the person picking up the buttons and the WPL location at which they would like to pick-up

6. WPL staff will produce one (1) button for each photo sent (multiple photos from an organization can and should be sent in one email)

7. We will contact you when the button(s) is/are ready for pickup.

 

If you have further questions about The Button Project, phone 519-886-1310 ext. 124 or email askus@wpl.ca

Contact Us

Mariah Baldasaro, School Relationship and Outreach Coordinator
519.886.1310 ext 133
mbaldasaro@wpl.ca