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, email Acting Senior Librarian Kristin Olivarez or call (626) 307-1358.

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 through Friday from 3:30 pm to 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.