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Resources for Teachers & Staff at Hillsboro

Below are resources and tips for all Teachers and Staff at Hillsboro. For Students resources, please share the Resource Page listed below


Lamination is not self-service here. All laminations will be processed through the library circulation desk. You will need to allow 48 working hours for your project to be laminated (aka 2 school days). We have had Doctorate level adults kill a laminator and printer before, please do not take offense. We need to make sure the equipment and supplies are managed efficiently.

Heat Laminator

This is the preferred method of laminating of any school materials that need to last the whole school year or longer. Is it just a display for a month or two and then you are trashing it? Then please do not laminate it. This is harmful for the environment and is costly.

  • Not for student use
  • Product width no more than 24"
  • Located in library office, please email to set up using
  • Instructions

Cold Laminator

This is the least preferred method of laminating because it is costly at $5 a yard. This is ideal for posters that need to be mounted outside for extended periods of time.

  • Not for student use
  • Product width is no more than 24"
  • Located in library office, please email to set up using
  • Instructions


Mass Printing with the Riso

We have access to a Risso. This is the perfect machine to help with printing single-sided Black inked quantities of 50+ (No color ink, but you can use colored paper)

Economical & Efficient: It uses a "master" ink film. So if you are printing 50 or 500, it uses the same amount of ink.

Double-Sided is possible, but complicated.

Perfect for Black & White Flyers, test, or forms using white or colored paper.

Not for student use. Ms. Hutchinson or myself will show you how to use this device located in the Library Office.

Color Printing

Single or Double Sided Copies from sizes Standard Letter to Legal Size.

Must have your own flashdrive to print your documents (network cable is broken)

Must save documents as PDF or JPEG


Black & White Thermal Poster

This is a self-service option for teachers. This is a poster maker that you would use your document (not from computer) to create a poster. Directions in video link: https://flipgrid.com/8f2c6958

Color Poster Printing

Teachers requesting Posters for Instructional, Club, or Hillsboro Sports, should submit request here: https://forms.office.com/r/M2KvRN6JD2

Tips for Excellent Poster Making!

  • Create Word Document (No Size adjustment needed, I print most of my posters this way)
  • One Slide of PowerPoint can create amazing research presentation posters.
  • Canva platform makes great posters
  • I will decline printing of any poster that has not been vetted for typos & pixelated pictures.
  • I will decline printing that uses and exorbitant amount of ink. (Ink is expensive, please be mindful when creating posters)


Bulletin Board Paper (Kraft Paper)

Please come to the library or the Freshman academy office to help yourself to this paper.

Students have access to this paper if it is a part of a school assigned project.

Please do not wheel the carts away unless prior arrangements have been made by email.



Color Paper & Cardstock

We have a controlled amount of construction paper, colored paper, & cardstock that is available. We will have quick grab access to paper if you are just needing to run 30 copies on color.

Please do not abuse the use of the paper and hoard it away like 2020 Toilet Paper. The goal is to always keep the supplies you need when you need it. Keeping it stored will avoid fading, damage, and waste.

Please email paper request when you are in need.




This is an extremely valuable resource that is available to all Staff that work with children in MNPS. You can visit this supply center for free school supplies every 9 weeks! Use the link below to schedule you appointment!



Button Maker

The Button Maker is available for use in the library only. To create your own design, you can print or draw. All students must be trained on how to use the button maker before given access to it.

Template for Button Making

Cricut Machine



Dremel 3D Printing

If you are tinkering and need a print for a school project or for fun, fill out this form and we will get back to you on when your project is completed. Projects will be available for pick-up during Library's Curb-Side Pick up.


Lego Mindstorms


Sphero Bolt Class Pack