Arizona Capitol Museum Virtual Field Trips

  • Do you work with 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students and teachers? Arizona Capitol Museum Virtual Field Trips are an exciting opportunity to engage with your students about Arizona’s history and cultural past. The Arizona Capitol Museum virtual field trip program supports learning in and out of the classroom by offering students a museum tour film, pre- and post- tour activities, and the opportunity to participate in a live Q&A session with a museum educator. The virtual field trip program goes beyond the virtual tour video to maximize student learning, enrich cultural opportunities, and provide a deeper understanding of the state and its history. The tour video and field trip components are designed to meet the Arizona Social Studies standards for grades 3 through 5. All components of the virtual field trip are available free of charge through Google Classroom.  Learn more at -

Getting Started with Discord Toolkit

  • Are you curious about Discord? Want to know more about starting your own Discord server and using it for library services and programs? Have no idea what Discord is? Check out our new “Getting Started with Discord” toolkit, authored by Jenny Liebig, and produced by the Idaho Commission for Libraries. The toolkit can be found on the ICfL’s Teen Programming Resources page, along with an Author Visit toolkit that was published last year. From our friends at the Idaho Commission for Libraries.

Kids Have Stress Too! Preschool and Kindergarten Training

  • September 10, 2021

    This program provides a comprehensive introduction to key aspects of early childhood and brain development, as well as the crucial role caregivers and educators, play in helping children learn effective stress-management strategies. This program contains practice and curriculum-based strategies to help young children learn how to manage stress.

    This professional development opportunity includes:

    • 2.5 hour synchronous session that provides an in-depth exploration of the program content, stress management activities for the classroom and beyond.
    • 2 Electronic Program Guides: Preschool and Kindergarten the Parent Facilitation Guide 
    • Live Q&A with Stress Management expert
    • Ongoing coaching and support through program delivery
    • Certificate of completion


New 'Museums for Digital Learning' Site for K-12 Educators Launches

Get Ready for TeenTober!

  • Time to prepare for TeenTober! TeenTober is a nationwide celebration hosted by libraries every October. It aims to celebrate teens, promote year-round teen services, and the innovative ways teens services help teens learn new skills and fuel their passions in and outside the library. Check out the website for TeenTober Toolkit and download the free web graphics! If you'd like to receive updates about TeenTober, please sign up here.

Kids Have Stress Too! Grades 1-6 Training

  • September 14, 2021

    This research-based program is built on an experiential learning approach and provides you with practical, developmentally appropriate, engaging activities for students in grades one to six. Its aim is to help educators, social service workers, librarians, caregivers, and parents create teachable moments to introduce stress management strategies and build emotional resiliency.

    This professional development opportunity includes:

    • 2.5 hour synchronous session that provides an in-depth exploration of the program content, stress management activities for the classroom and beyond
    •  Grade 1-3 and Grade 4-6 Program Guide
    • Live Q&A with Stress Management expert
    • Access to curated stress management resources
    • Ongoing coaching and support through program delivery
    • Certificate of completion

     Kids Have Stress Too! is a registered trademarked program from Strong Minds Strong Kids, Psychology Canada, a Canadian Charity that has been working to nurture resilience in children and youth for over 45 years." will be used.

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Resources at the Arizona State Library

  • Did you know that the Arizona State Library has many great projects and resources supported with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services? Just a few are highlighted below; perhaps you or your patrons will find them useful this summer!  


    Arizona Memory Project -

    The Arizona Memory Project provides access to the wealth of primary sources in Arizona archives, museums, libraries, and other cultural institutions. Visitors to the site will find some of the best examples of government documents, photographs, maps, and multimedia that chronicle Arizona's past and present.


    Connect Arizona -

    We know that learning technology is often intimidating, and that everyone can benefit from patient, trusted guides who understand digital literacy as well as local contexts. The program’s digital navigators are here to help! This website also provides a map of free public wi-fi hotspots at public libraries, schools, businesses, and other sites. 


    Talking Book Library -

    The Talking Book Library serves Arizona residents with low vision, making it difficult to read standard print; those who find it hard to hold or handle a print book; and individuals who have a reading disability resulting from organic dysfunction. The library has a lending library including audio books and magazines; movies with audio descriptions and Braille books and magazines by postage free mail. They also offer loan of special equipment to play audio books; audio and braille book downloads (BARD); access to NFB-NEWSLINE® and over 300 newspapers and magazines by phone and online. 


    Arizona Library Services Newsletter

    If you have not subscribed to our newsletter you can sign up to receive it here: Arizona State Library Services Newsletter: Sign Up to Stay in Touch ( The newsletter contains information about upcoming events and trainings that are available for all types of libraries.


    Free Professional Development for library staff

    For a listing of current professional development opportunities go to: