Library Resources and Services

Whatever your classroom needs are, HERC has something for you.  Check out our website or stop by after school  to get assistance from one of our friendly staff members!

For contracting schools:

Print Collection

HERC has nearly 50,000 titles available  for contracting schools, including books on local topics as well as classics, award winners and new releases.  We have many classroom- and mini-sets for shared reading in a variety of content areas  Looking to brush up on your pedagogy?  HERC also offers hundred of professional development books on current topics.  With courier service, all of these can be delivered to and returned from your campus!

Take a look at this sort-able list of available literature sets, and call us today to schedule a check-out!

Digital Resources

In addition to the online catalog, contracting schools can access Discovery Streaming services for enhancing instruction with vetted, high quality video content.  As of Fall 2017, we also offer two outstanding K-8 research databases from GALE, giving your students the best informational content online and thousands of quality non-fiction reading selections for close reading instruction.

Realia and Manipulatives

From base ten blocks to algebra tiles,  microscopes to safety goggles, American Indian regalia to geologic artifacts, we have many 3-dimensional, hands-on items available for check-out.

Videos

Check out our VHS and DVD collections encompassing all curricular areas, and especially rich in history and science.  We love Bill Nye the Science Guy!

For the community:

Teacher Center

We offer a large workspace with laminators, Ellison dies, book-binding and button-making materials, a 3-D printer, and a laser cutter for your use.  You will also find educational supplies for a nominal cost, including clendars, planners, border trim, cardstock, stickers and much more.

Learning Resource Display Center (LRDC)

Stop by and browse current state-adopted curriculum in ELA, Mathematics, as well as the recently released Social Studies.  (Note—NGSS curriculum will be released in Spring 2018).

Learning Commons

Our AppleTV-equipped Learning Commons is a place to share ideas and think outside the box.  Here you can get a cup of coffee and browse books, study, have a BTSA meeting, lay out a project, consult with a librarian or learning specialist, have PLC meetups, play with ed tech gadgets, collaborate with teacher friends from other schools… or make new ones!

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