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School Tours

School Tours to the Lodi Library The Lodi Public Library is dedicated and committed to assisting teachers and their students with their library needs. To that end, we encourage teachers to arrange class field trips to the library to help instill in children a lifelong love of reading and learning.

The following is a list of services and guidelines that the library offers for class field trips:

Preschool-Kindergarten

Preschool and Kindergarten classes are encouraged to come for trips during Preschool Storytime on Thursdays at 10:00 in the Community Room. We offer the following to preschoolers:

  • Stories
  • Songs
  • Fingerplays
  • A Movie

Kindergarten classes are offered the same program; while Kindergarteners are welcome to come to Preschool Storytime, we can make other arrangements.

Other days are available to Head Start and Kindergarten classes.

Grades 1-2

We offer the following to Grades 1-2:

  •  One story, usually an Easy Reader
  • A Movie
  • A tour of the children’s section of the library, focusing on the Easy Reader and Picture Book sections
  • A discussion on proper library behavior

Grades 3-6

We offer the following to Grades 3-6:

  • One story (optional)
  • A movie
  • A tour of the children’s and adult sections on the library, focusing on non-fiction books for reports
  • A demonstration on how to use the online library catalog
  • A discussion on proper library behavior

Depending upon the time teachers and students have available, they may check out materials following the tour.

Library Cards For Class Visits

All class visitors may receive new library cards. We encourage teachers to come to the library and pick up children’s library card applications for their classes. The applications must be filled out completely and signed by parents. Once the applications are completed, the teacher may turn them back in to the library. We request that the applications be turned in at least 7-10 days prior to the field trip so that they can be processed before the visit; we cannot guarantee library cards after the 7-10 day window.

School Visits

The Children’s Librarian is also available for visits to classrooms.

To book a library or school visit, please contact Maria Ditmore at 333-5534 or mditmore@lodi.gov.