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Translation – Explanation and Caution

The electronic translation service on Surrey Libraries' website is hosted by Google Translate. The quality of the translation may vary in some of the languages offered by Google. The goal of the basic translation is to capture the general intention of the original English material.

Surrey Libraries cannot guarantee the quality, accuracy, or completeness of any translated information.  Before you act on translated information, we encourage you to confirm any facts that are important to you and the decisions you make.

The City of Surrey offers interpretation services at all its facilities. If you have a question about the material you read on the Surrey Libraries website, we encourage you to contact Surrey Libraries to discuss it.  You can also contact the City of Surrey at 604-591-4011 to receive interpretation support.

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Teachers' Toolbox

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Teachers, librarians and early childhood folks working together for Surrey’s kids!

Book a Field Trip to the Library
Come visit us with your class!

Book Club Kits for Kids & Teens
Start your own book club with these kits!

Coast Capital Savings Reading Buddies
Volunteer teens encourage reluctant readers in grades 2-4.

Great Books for Kids
Booklists by grade, ebooks, and 100 best books for kindergarten readiness!

Homework Centre
Databases* for elementary and high school, and live homework help in math, social studies and sciences.

Newsletter & NextReads
Sign up to hear about our great reads!

Reading Link Challenge
A program for grade 4 and 5 students that promotes the "sport of reading." Interested schools may contact Jennie at the Fleetwood Library to learn more. Limited space available.

Storytime Kits
Host your own circle time with these kits!

Storytime Booklist for Teachers
Great books for storytime and circle time. Request from our library catalogue!

Teacher Resource Collection

Need inspiration for your next primary or early years curriculum unit? This collection offers some great books for planning circle times – including books with patterns, themed units with book suggestions, craft, activity and snack ideas, plus lots more. Larger separate collections are at both Guilford and City Centre Libraries Children’s Areas, with select titles in all branches.

Curriculum Support

  • Contact us if you need multiple copies of the same book.
  • Let us know about assignments and we can set aside useful resources for students and label them for “Library Use Only” so we won’t run out.
  • We can gather books, videos, DVDs and magazines that will support your lessons. Keep your check-out receipts and you will have a ready-made list/bibliography for future use.
  • Use the online catalogue to find materials in many formats (books, CDs, DVDs, videos and more!)
  • Free online access from the Library, school or home to a number of information databases especially for kids. All that is needed is a valid Surrey Libraries card.

More Great Websites


*For teachers who do not live in Surrey, please contact your school’s teacher-librarian to find out how to access Surrey Libraries databases.