Educator Resources

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Educator Resources at the Library

The Wasco County Library District values education and strives to aid educators by providing access to materials, STEAM kits, and community resources. Contact the library for outreach opportunities to your classroom, or to schedule a class trip to the library.


There's always so much happening at the library! 

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STEAM kit items


Build, code, and stargaze with a STEAM kit from The Dalles Library!  Explore robotics, astronomy, painting, engineering, and more. Available for checkout! 

Activity worksheets

Scholastic Teachables

Educator-created and expert-vetted teaching materials to engage kids pre-K to grade 8 in all subject areas, aligned to common core standards. Get quality content that’s fun for all types of learners. ¡Bilingüe, también!

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Tumble Books

The Tumble Book Library is an online collection of e-books for children. There are over 250 animated, talking picture books! The site also features books in Spanish and French, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, and exciting games and puzzles!

Easy access - no login required!  Just click and start reading.  

Story Dispenser

Story Dispenser

Push the button and a story pops out!  

Teachers, your students can have their short stories added to the Story Dispenser.  

Items to borrow

Library of Things

The Dalles Library offers a collection of items to checkout like kitchenware, musical instruments, a drone, games, and more! Don't buy something you'll only use occasionally - borrow it from your library! 


Tumi Tales: Read with a Dog!

Tumi, the therapy dog is a cute pooch who loves to be read to! 

Tumi is available to visit classrooms and school libraries to read with students. Teachers, please call the library to request a visit. 

Tumi also visits The Dalles Library every Monday at 4:30.  Registration is recommended to ensure a time.   


Library Shelves

Your Library

Search the extensive collection of books, magazines, newspapers, audiobooks, dvds, and digital content - available at your library! 

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Borrow and enjoy free eBooks, audiobooks, and more from your libary.  

museum passes


Checkout a family pass for the day to one of The Dalles' many museums.   

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An online language learning tool that offers courses in  more than 70 languages including Spanish, Polish, English, Mandarin, and more.

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Stream films, documentaries, and kids favorites.

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Kanopy Kids

Wasco County Library District offers unlimited plays in Kanopy Kids, so your kids are free to explore enriching, educational and entertaining films and TV series.

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The Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center & Museum

Visit the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum. Located in the middle of the National Scenic Area in Stevenson, Washington, the center is ideally situated to interpret the natural and cultural history of this beautiful region. We invite you and your students to explore the museum, which was designed for all age levels.

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Maryhill Museum of Art

Set on a stunning 5,300-acre site overlooking the scenic Columbia River Gorge in southern Washington State, Maryhill Museum of Art is one of the Pacific Northwest’s most fascinating cultural destinations. 

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The Discovery Center

The Gorge's cultural and natural history curriculum are designed to meet state and federal standards while also providing engaging and entertaining experiences as students learn. They provide field-based outdoor programs as well as museum-based indoor programs.

Gale: National Geographic for Kids

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Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Best for children aged 6–14.

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Gale: Elementary

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Introduce elementary students to database searching with resources featuring age-appropriate, curriculum-related content.

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Gale: Middle School

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Explore the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, history, literature, and more.

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Gale Highschool Edition

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Search magazines, journals, newspapers, and other reference materials.

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