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John Adams High School Library Media Center: Free/low cost resources

Resource list

Resources to Reinvigorate and Rejuvenate your Classroom or Library!



Educators' Evenings are working receptions. Activities include a catered reception, an introduction to the exhibition by curators and educators, curriculum materials and demonstrations, and resources to support field trips with students.

Educators can apply for a free Animoto Plus account for use in the classroom. Its powerful features can be used to create stunning presentations incorporating images, video clips, music and text.

An Accessible Online Library for people with print disabilities

Professional pass for educators, and librarians ~ preregistration required


The CFL program's ambitious goal is to make modern computer technology an integral part of every classroom so that every child has the opportunity to be educated to his or her full potential.

  The Distribution to Underserved Communities Library Program

Distributes books on contemporary art and culture free of charge to rural and inner-city libraries, schools and alternative reading centers nationwide.

 - order FREE bulk quantities of bookmarks & educational materials. 


offers new books at 50 to 90 percent off retail prices

First Book National Book Bank offering free books (pay only for shipping typically at 35 to 50 cents a book)


-Help with dyslexia.

Distributes goods to a network of more than 32,000 prequalified charities, schools and libraries on behalf of America’s top brands.

Create and share visual ideas online. Great way to promote and advocate for your library.


Learnist makes it super easy to share what you know by curating the web. You can use videos, blogs, books, docs, images or anything on the web 

 Provides supplies to artistic and educational communities.


Covering a range of topics from ancient art to the twentieth century and studies of individual artists, DVDs bring art to your classroom or learning setting. 

Resources to help make history come alive for educators and students.


 Helps teachers streamline lesson plans, find resources, and collaborate with others.


- Primary goal is to supplement or create classroom and school libraries for children in under-resourced New York City public schools through an annual citywide book drive.


If you are a school employee, create a free account, build your want list and donations of books, movies, etc. will come to directly to your school. 

 A place for educators to find thought-provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools



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Bluford Series