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Class Visits to the Library

Kids Program

Preschool Groups

Our wish is to make preschoolers welcome and comfortable in our library. Guided group visits give them a chance to learn about and enjoy resources that they can use the rest of their lives. Generally a visit would include a special storytime, followed by a brief introduction to what is found in the children’s area.

Elementary School Classes

Grades K- 5 are invited to come and discover the resources of their local library. A Grades K-2 visit will include library etiquette, a description of our services, and a tour of the library. If time permits a book talks or specialized program may be included. Students in upper levels (Grades 3-5) may also request an introduction to the Library’s online resources.

Middle and High Schools

Youth Librarians may provide special programs and services if you arrange a visit enough in advance. Let us know if you would like a library orientation, book talk, online database training, or research assistance on specific topics. Homeschoolers, scout troops, and church groups are all encouraged to schedule a visit to the youth services department. Please inform us if there is any special skill or research topic you would like us to present.

How to Arrange a Class Visit

Every Clearwater Public Library location has a youth librarian who works with all public and private preschool, elementary and middle schools. Scheduling a visit as far ahead as possible allows us time to arrange for adequate support staffing and to prepare for your specific needs. Here is how to make an appointment:
  1. Utilize this guide to help you plan your trip.

  2. Call the Clearwater Public Library Answer Line at (727) 562-4970 or email us to make arrangements with a children’s librarian.

  3. If you need to cancel, please call us at (727) 562-4970 as soon as possible.

Off-site Library Visits

Are you unable to schedule a visit to the library? Please phone the Clearwater Public Library Answer Line at (727) 562-4970 or email us to arrange for a visit from a youth librarian to your school or facility. Librarians can read stories, introduce books and describe materials available at our library.