Services for Teachers

Johnston Public Library serves teachers, public, private, and homeschool. Also daycare providers who live or work in Johnston or rural Polk County. We offer the following services for educators. Please Contact Us with ideas for other services or possible collaborations.

Teacher Cards

A Teacher Card is a special library card that is not assessed overdue fees for books or audiobooks. Teacher Cards are issued to teachers-public, private, and homeschool-and daycare providers who live or work in Johnston or rural Polk County.

In addition to a photo ID and proof of current address, Teacher Card applicants are required to present one of the following:

  • School or childcare facility identification
  • School or childcare pay stub
  • Letter on school or childcare letterhead from the school administrator or childcare director
  • Paperwork related to homeschooling
  • Childcare certification

Teacher cards are made in the name of the individual applicant but are separate from an applicant's personal account. Teachers must use their personal card to borrow materials intended for personal use.

Teacher cards expire every year. Renewal requires verification of continued employment via a form of identification listed above.

Materials Requests

Let us gather materials for you or your students to pick up at the library. Please allow at least 7 days to fulfill your request. Submit a Materials request.

Classroom Reading Lists

Our librarians would be happy to create an online list of Library titles that you can share with students and parents to help them find materials they need for assignments. Submit a Classroom Reading List Request.


Help your students understand the free resources available to them at their public library. One of our Youth Services Librarians will show students the Children's or Teen collection and provide information on other Library resources and special events. Contact Us to schedule a visit.