For Teachers

​The Children's Department offers a variety of services specifically for our students and teachers. Our staff is eager to support teachers' needs and student learning, both in the classroom and at the library. Let us know how we can help!

Class Visits


Introduce your students to the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library by bringing them by for a visit, or have one of our librarians visit your classroom. To schedule a class visit, contact Senior Librarian Diana Garcia at (626) 307-1412.

Visits at the Library


Visits to the library typically last about an hour and may include a tour of the library and a storytime. Visits are scheduled on Wednesday mornings.


Visits in Your Classroom


Our librarians are happy to visit your classroom during the school year. Visits can be tailored to your specific needs, including book talks, storytimes, database tutorials, and library skills instruction.

Homework Help


Homework Help is available to elementary school students who need help with their homework while in the library. High school 
volunteers are available Monday-Friday from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm in the Children's Department. No registration is required, but parents must remain with their children.

Library Cards


Anyone residing in the state of California is eligible to apply for a library card. You do not need to live in Monterey Park to apply for a library card. Applicants must present a valid California Driver's License or ID or both a photo ID and verification of home address.

Reading Lists


Staff is happy to assist in creating reading lists and locating materials to support your classroom curriculum. Contact the Children's Desk for more information.