Teaching with Historic Places in Libraries
The National Park Service supports libraries and librarians in-person and online. Even if a library is too far from a park or the park is not able to provide a ranger, the wide range of resources available at NPS.gov can help capture the imaginations and deepen the curiosity of library patrons.
Librarians may use historic sites found on the National Register of Historic Places to make meaningful programs by connecting book topics with historic places, including local historic sites. Programs grounded in a real historic place take advantage of a patron's existing knowledge or emotional connections. The result can be a powerful library experience.