TBPL is providing limited services due to health concerns related to the coronavirus, please see Library Service and COVID-19 for more information. In person services on this page are not being offered in this phase but will return in a later phase. Please email any questions to

Thunder Bay Public Library wants to be part of your school year! We have a variety of programs and resources to support literacy, life-long learning, leisure reading and educational needs. Let us know how we can support your classroom by emailing us at or calling 345-TBPL (8275).

We also have student membership packages for local schools. If you’re a teacher or school administrator who wants more information about library membership for your students, please call Ruth at 624-4206 or email her at



Class Visits | Primary School Resources | Secondary School Resources


Class Visits

The library offers a variety of class visits in the library or at your school for both primary and secondary schools. Class visits are temporarily suspended for the duration of the pandemic.


Primary School Resources

  • French Materials for Kids/Matérials français pour les enfants
    • Does your child need to practice their French reading? Our collection includes picture books, leveled readers, chapter books, and tons more at a variety of reading levels.
  • Other World Languages
    • Looking for books in more languages? Check out our titles in everything from Arabic to German!
  • Kids Read
    • Find new books for kids to read.
  • TumbleBooks Library
    • TumbleBook Library offers fun, interactive books for kids and includes games and other languages as well. NOTE: logging in with your Library card number is now required for using Tumblebooks outside of Library locations
  • Readers Are Leaders
    • Our Readers Are Leaders program matches children in grades 1, 2 or 3 with a volunteer from the community to read together and enjoy fun activities that build confidence, interest, and the joy of reading!


Secondary School Resources

  • Information & Media Literacy 
    • Media has only gotten more confusing. We've compiled some resources on how to decipher the reliable from the unreliable. While we also offer class visits about information literacy.
  • Teens Read
    • Find new books for teens and tweens to read.
  • Volunteering
    • Find volunteering opportunities for your students in need of community service hours.
  • Primary and Secondary Sources
    • Provided here are some resources or your students looking for secondary sources


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