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!
Build, code, and stargaze with a STEAM kit from The Dalles Library! Explore robotics, astronomy, painting, engineering, and more. Available for checkout!
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!
Push the button and a story pops out!
Teachers, your students can have their short stories added to the Story Dispenser.
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.
Search the extensive collection of books, magazines, newspapers, audiobooks, dvds, and digital content - available at your library!
An online language learning tool that offers courses in more than 70 languages including Spanish, Polish, English, Mandarin, and more.
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.
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.
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
Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Best for children aged 6–14.
Introduce elementary students to database searching with resources featuring age-appropriate, curriculum-related content.
Gale: Middle School
Explore the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, history, literature, and more.