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Educational Support

We love partnering with educators to help our community’s students succeed! If you are an Allen County teacher, these are just some of the ways we can assist you. 

Library Field Trips 

  • Ideal for all grades 

  • Schedule a class visit

    • Get a personalized guided tour of our 367,000 SF Main Library in downtown Fort Wayne 

    • Attend a storytime in Main Library’s StoryScape (ages 7 and under) 

    • Visit the Rolland Center for Lincoln Research at Main Library

    • Tour the Genealogy Center at Main Library

    • Check out the Main Library’s Maker Lab

    • Visit one of ACPL's branch libraries located across Allen County

  • Submit a request to visit the Main Library


Classroom Visits

  • Ideal for all grades 

  • Invite a librarian to visit your school or class in person or online. Suggested ideas for visits  

    • Library resources that will help students with homework and research projects  

    • Fiction and nonfiction titles that relate to a topic being discussed in class  

    • How to get a library card and what comes with it  

    • Popular, age-appropriate titles to get students excited about reading for fun 

  • Submit a request for a school or classroom visit 


Classroom Support 

  • Online homework support via  

  • Rolland Center for Lincoln Research Educational Resources including programs, educational videos, primary source guides, worksheets, and lesson plans  

  • Custom Collections

    • Library staff will create a Custom Collection related to a project, topic of interest, etc. 

  • Lit Loot 

    • Students ages 11-19 / grades 6-12 may participate in our monthly Lit Loot program. Teens fill out a questionnaire and our library staff select books customized for them.  

  • Free eBooks and eMedia available to anyone with an ACPL library card  

  • Free databases to support student interests, research projects, and more 


Educator Library Cards 

  • Library cards are available with normal borrowing privileges to Allen County educators, including out-of-county teachers. Out of County teacher cards are issued when an individual lives outside of Allen County but teaches in a K-12 school within Allen County. 

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