PreK-12 Collections Library

K-12 Collections Library

The WERC provides items ranging from preK-12 materials to professional development resources for educators. In order to allow for convenient searching and browsing, items in WERC are divided into individual collections based on the type of material. Materials are cataloged and searchable using IUCAT, available here. For additional help with our collections, please contact WERC staff at 574-520-4120.

To limit your search to materials only at the WERC:

  1. Select Advanced Search.
  2. On the left hand side of the screen, select Library.
  3. Scroll down and select South Bend - Educational Resource Commons.Showing WERC location option in IUCAT
  4. Then put your terms in the Search box and select the Advanced Search button.

Curriculum Materials

Curriculum materials are available in all grades and subjects. Included are textbooks, teacher editions, and kits, many of which are used in the local area schools. We also have multimedia and games.

Among our kits are:

  • Massai Kits: Elementary, Middle and High School levels. The portable kits containing artifacts, books, and lesson plans are available for teachers to use in the classroom to showcase the Massai tribe culture.
  • Grade 3/4 Indiana's Historic Lincoln Highway Resource Kit: The kit on wheels has games, media materials, books, and cross curriculum lesson plans to educate students about Indiana's portion of the Lincoln Highway 1913 route from east of Fort Wayne to Dyer, and US 30 through Plymouth.

Children's Literature

Children's literature, including fiction and non-fiction, can be found on the Juvenile shelves. Special emphasis is placed on acquiring award winning and special merit titles, books on diversity, and Indiana history.

Big Books

We have a selection of Big Books with large text and colorful images. PreK-2nd grade educators will find a variety of topics, including Math, Science, Health, Music, Literature, Art, and Social Studies. These titles are frequently used to read aloud to young children.

Special Education Assistive Technology

A variety of assisted technology devices and materials are on-hand to improve the educational experience for children with special needs. Parents and educators in the community are encouraged to use this beneficial collection.

Professional Development

These resources contain practical activities, strategies, and applications that help education students and PK-12 educators better manage their classroom, enhance their abilities, and grow professionally.

Our Collection Development Policy details more information about these collections. If you wish to make a suggestion for a title to add to our collection, please fill out this Materials Suggestion Form.