TEACHER BOOK BUCKETSWhat are Teacher Book Buckets?
Teacher Book Buckets is a new Mesa Public Library service
offered to pre-school, homeschool, daycare, and elementary
school teachers. Buckets contain 15 – 25 books on a topic plus a
teacher’s guide ready for quick & easy checkout. The teacher’s
guide includes a list of helpful websites on the topic, a
bibliography of library-owned titles, and photocopiable
worksheets.What are the topics?
So far we’ve created Buckets for the following topics/grade
Alphabet/Numbers (pre-school – 1st grade)
Arizona Desert Animals (pre-school – 2nd grade)
Colors (pre-school – 1st grade)
Frogs/Butterflies (pre-school – 2nd grade)
Halloween (pre-school – 1st grade)
Insects (pre-school – 2nd grade)
St. Patrick’s Day (pre-school – 1st grade)
Shapes/Numbers (pre-school – 1st grade)
Spring/Easter (pre-school – 1st grade)
Thanksgiving/Fall (pre-school – 1st grade)
U.S. Symbols (pre-school – 2nd grade)
Valentine’s Day (pre-school – 1st grade)
How can I get a Bucket?
The links in the list above will take you directly into the
record for each Bucket in the Library’s catalog. To request the
Bucket, click on the “Place Request” button and follow
directions on your screen. You will be notified by phone or
e-mail when the Bucket is ready. Teacher Book Buckets can be
picked up at the Mesa Main Library 1st floor desk. If the Bucket
is already checked out to someone else, you’ll be added to the
waiting list for the Bucket. Hint: Look for the line that reads
“Holds” to see how many people are waiting for the Bucket.
What are the Library’s Policies for Teacher Book Buckets?
Teachers need a current Mesa Public Library card.
• Buckets are available at the Main Library only.
• Pick up and return Buckets at the Main Library’s 1st floor
• Buckets are loaned for three weeks. If returned late, fines
will accrue at the rate of $1.00 per day.
• To keep a Bucket longer, visit the Library’s online catalog.
If no patrons are waiting, you can renew the Bucket for another
three weeks. If you need assistance with renewal, call the
Library’s Reference Desk number at 480-644-3100.
• The borrower is responsible for returning all the contents of
the Bucket (contents are listed in the teacher’s guide). If the
Bucket is returned with items missing, the borrower will be
charged a $10.00 fee for each missing item. If the missing item
is returned within 90 days, there is no charge. Replacement cost
for the entire Bucket is $200.00.
• Since the Teacher Book Bucket is too large to fit in the
Library bookdrop, it must be returned during open hours.
• If a book is damaged, please notify staff when you return the