Resources for Educators

Class Visits

To request a class visit booking please contact your preferred branch by telephone at (807) 345-8275 or email:

County Park Library, 

Brodie Library, 

Mary J. L. Black Library, 

Waverley Library,

If you are an educator who wants more information about Library Membership for your students, please call Amy at 807-684-6811 or email her at

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Primary School Visits

Library staff are available to meet with your class or group to provide students with an introduction to the library, our collection and services, storytelling, scavenger hunt or puppet show (depending on branch availability). Older grades can request short information tutorials for resources such as Tumblebooks, Kanopy Kids, and Gale in Context: Elementary.


Northern Nature Trading (NNT)

Head down to NNT at Mary JL Black Library to learn about nature and earn points!

think hub

Northern THINK Hub

Northern THINK Hub at Brodie is brought to you by Science North and explores all things STEM!

Secondary School

Library staff are available to meet with your class to provide an introduction to the Library and services, workshops, and more. Educators can choose between the following two workshops:

  • Research 101
    • Enhance the research skills of your students by having Library staff walk them through a live how-to session using academic resources. Useful for preparing students to write essays, prepare Works Cited lists, projects, Independent Studies, and more. Both online virtual collections and print material will be used.
  • Information Literacy
    •  C.R.A.A.P. - Currency, relevancy, authority, accuracy, and purpose. Fake news ... alternative facts. Digital and media literacy is critical for students to learn. This workshop is ideal for grades 9-12.

Primary School Resources

Secondary School Resources

Research Basics

New to research? Not sure where to begin? We've collected some helpful links and tips below to get you started.

YOUth Read

Not sure what YA book to pick up next? Find some helpful links and ideas here!

YOUth Volunteering

Looking to get some volunteer hours, or just want to be a part of TBPL? Take a look at our great volunteer opportunities!

We acknowledge that the City of Thunder Bay has been built on the traditional territory of Fort William First Nation, signatory to the Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850. We also recognize the contributions made to our community by the Métis people.

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