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Resources for Teaching PreK-12


The Instructional Materials Center (IMC) on the ground floor of King Library primarily supports Education faculty and students. The IMC holds a wide range of collections including juvenile literature, preK-12 curriculum materials, lesson plans, games, foreign language materials, English Language Learner materials, and K-12 textbooks. 

This subject guide includes resources for lesson planning, teacher licensing and state tests, and academic content standards.

The IMC floor space also houses the Libraries' video collection and microform reader. Please contact your subject librarian if you have questions about videos or using microforms. The ground floor also holds other collection materials such as government documents and print periodicals.

IMC & Ground Floor Collection Hours

The IMC and other collections (with the exception of videos) are open and available whenever King Library is open (see hours here). A staff member is usually available to help on the ground floor between 8am-8pm. Outside of those times, you may seek assistance from the circulation desk on the 1st floor. 

Finding Books & Teaching Materials in the IMC

The IMC collection is divided into several parts.

  • Juv Easy picture books for children in grades PK-3
  • Easy Readers - leveled readers for children learning to read
  • Juvenile Fiction/Non-Fiction includes non-fiction books for children of all ages and fiction books for children in grades 4-12
  • ELL - books for English Language Learners. Also includes High/Low books for emerging teen readers.
  • Language Materials - books for teaching foreign languages
  • Big Books - oversized books for grades PK-3, perfect for reading-aloud to large groups
  • Curr Mat - curriculum materials like math manipulatives, games, puppets, science kits, etc. 
  • Textbooks - K-12 textbooks and teacher editions
  • Books - books with lesson plans, worksheets, and classroom activities
  • Reference - reference material on children's literature and teaching resources

You can see all the materials located in the IMC here.

If you know the title or keyword of a book or curricular material in the IMC, you can search in our Books & More catalog then filter your search results by location. Make sure you are looking for King Library, Ground Floor, IMC

The location and call number will end up looking similar to: King Library, Ground Floor, IMC, Juv QA27.5 .L44 2016b

Juvenile Materials Collection Statement

The IMC contains books and materials created for children and young adults and seeks to provide materials that represent all young people. The IMC is also part of an institute of higher education, and therefore holds items that deal with controversial topics, include biased viewpoints, or contain outdated information or depictions in order to provide academic researchers historic trends in children's literature and education materials. The college setting is different than PK-12 classrooms, which have their own local standards based on school district. Those wishing to use IMC materials outside of the college setting should always critically evaluate the materials with their intended audience and purpose in mind and make selections appropriate to the setting in which they will be used. 

Free Children's eBook Collections

Kids and YA ebooks - through the Ohio Digital Library. Available with an Ohio Public Library card. Need a card? Use your local Oxford address to get one from the Lane Public Library here

Comics and Graphic Novels online - free from the State Library of Ohio. 

K-12 Online Textbooks - links to free online textbooks for ELA, math, science, and social studies.

Your Librarian

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Abigail Morgan

Summer 2024 Research Assistance

I'm available via:
- In person @ King by appointment Mon, Tue, Thurs
- On Zoom by appointment Mon to Fri
- Email - expect a response within 1 business day

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