Teacher Library Cards

We have special cards for teachers that teach at any public or private school located within our district. The teacher does not need to be a resident of the Bradley Public Library District, but teacher cards can only be used at the Bradley Public Library and all items must be for classroom use. Checkout periods are 4 weeks with 1 renewal, and do not accrue fines. DVDs may have a shorter checkout period. Teachers are responsible for all lost or damaged library items borrowed on their teacher card. Borrowing privileges are valid for 10 months, August 20 – June 20.

If you have any questions, please contact us at schooloutreach@bradleylibrary.org.

Requesting Library Materials For Classroom Use

Teachers with teacher cards through BPL may place requests to borrow library materials for classroom use. In addition to print books, we have Soar Bags, books, Author kits, DVDs, audio books, digital books, and movies available. Requests can be made for specific titles or for a variety of materials on a specific topic and reading level. We are not able to provide classroom sets of a single title. To request materials, please email schooloutreach@bradleylibrary.org. Requests should be sent at least two weeks before you need the items.

Library materials requested through our school Outreach Services will be delivered directly to your school. These materials have a loan period of four weeks.

School Partnerships

We want to partner with your school! Teachers may contact our Youth Services staff to sign up for time slots to bring their classes on a fieldtrip to the Bradley Public Library. Teachers can also schedule an in-person or Zoom visit to your school for story time, book talks, technology courses, and more. Please provide a minimum of a one week notice before the requested drop-in date. For questions, please contact Allison Orvis at 815-932-6245 or aorvis@bradleylibrary.org.

Our friendly staff love to participate in reading nights, multicultural fairs, STEM/STEAM events, guest reading events, and other school events. In addition, at the beginning of each school year, we can attend school registration days to sign up students for library cards to ensure they have their most important back-to-school tool. Contact us today to schedule us for your next event.

Ellison Die Cuts

We offer a robust Ellison Die Cuts  collection for you to use to complete special projects. To use our Ellison Die cutter, you will need to provide your own paper or other materials.

List of Die Cuts 2021