For Educators

We would like to highlight the physical and digital resources available to our teachers and at-home educators.


  • available to anyone who has a card with an account in good standing
  • Overdrive features a variety of ebooks and audiobooks that check out for 3 weeks, available to all Viking Library System cardholders
  • Hoopla features ebooks, audiobooks, videos, music, and graphic novels, available to all Elbow Lake cardholders

WIFI Hotspots

  • check out for 3 weeks
  • not renewable
  • must be checked to an adult who is 18 or older

Multi Copy Sets / Classroom Sets –  PDF Multi-copy kits 

  • Classroom packs range from 10 to 60 copies
  • Length of checkout can be modified
  • Sets available for a range of reading levels and interests

The library can request in books from all over the state to help you create multi copy sets to meet your curriculum needs.

 Ready to Learn Back Packs

  • Collections of materials related to a specific theme or concept to help build school readiness & social emotional development
  • Each back contains books, DVDS, and audios for children and adults.
  • Ready to Learn Backpacks check out for 3 weeks and can be renewed.
  • They are perfect for families, caregivers, and
  • Click here for a list of our backpacks and their contents:

Maker Space

  • 6 snap circuit sets (for use in library or check out for classroom)
  • Each kit has 100s of experiments
  • 3-D Printer / free online CAD program for designing
  • Building toys and games

Field Trips to the Library

  • Contact the library to schedule a visit
  • Students will enjoy a tour of the library
  • Search for books
  • Use the computer lab
  • Enjoy stories games ● special ● activities

Library Staff Visits to the Classroom

  • Contact the library to schedule a visit
  • information about using the library
  • Read stories
  • Instruction on using our online catalog, MNLink, and ELM