Parents and Teachers

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Parents & Homeschoolers

Kids Café
Free meals for kids 18 or younger are offered at select library branches during the school year. Where and when.

Preschool Ages

Storytimes
See the programs offered at your branch by checking on the webpage of your local branchscroll down to Branch Events, click on the Calendar2017 storytimes for kids of all ages run all year long, and include regular Saturday Storytimes (check with your branch for availability).   No registration needed: just drop in!  

   ►Tell us what you think!  Take the Storytime Survey

Adapted Storytimes
Children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged.

Online Stories
Listen to a story with your child or read along to some of your favorite books on BookFLIX, ABC Mouse, and TumbleBooks.

Kindergarten Club
To get ready for kindergarten, join us for family fun, food, and learning for children who are age eligible for kindergarten but are not enrolled in a preschool, Head Start, or childcare programs and their families.  At select branches. Register online.

Kindergarten Readiness
Help your preschooler transition into Kindergarten through the Library's  kindergarten readiness programs designed to practice and strengthen key skills through collaborative, hands-on play.  In addition to being fun, the themes align with core competencies measured by the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment- Literacy (KRA-L) and the recommendations of Kindergarten teachers.

Play, Learn, and Grow Workshops
Ages Birth-3 years with Parent or Caregiver – Children will play with developmentally appropriate toys in a play group atmosphere while parents meet and learn from community health experts.
 

School Ages

Homework Centers
The Library isn’t just a place where students can DO their homework. Our branches actually offer free homework HELP.

Reader Boost Camp
Children in grades 1-3 who are struggling with their reading skills and their parents are invited to join us for a two-part program for families.  At select branches, registration required. Where and when.

Engage with Me
Join us as a family for refreshments and to discuss a variety of topics that will help your students (grades K–8) succeed.  Monthly Engage with Me nights are FREE and open to all interested families, and will resume in October.

Research Databases
Help your child dig into schoolwork with our online databases of journal, magazine, encyclopedia, and newspaper articles.
      Kids+Teen Homework Help

Downloadable Books for Kids and Teens
Our downloadable collection is the perfect source of eBook, digital magazine and downloadable content that will keep your kids happy and entertained (no small feat!).

All Ages

Great Books for Kids
Looking for gift ideas for kids?   Check out our 2017 Great Books for Kids—booklists for kids of all ages along with some toy suggestions. Try before you buy. All the books featured in Great Books for Kids are available to borrow from CCPL, and many can be previewed in eBook format.

Reading Recommendations
Whether you're reading to your child, or if your child is reading, we can help. Check out our Reading Recommendations page— Read Intuit and Let's Talk Books.  And, if your family has gone digital, don't forget our Digital Collection of eBooks and eAudioBooks. 

 


Teachers

Library Resources

Project READ
Order multiple copies of high quality children’s books and explore support materials - ideal for lesson plans!
   ► Project Read Titles in our catalog         ► Booking Guidelines      Printable List of Project Read titles (with catalog links)

Teen READ
Order multiple copies of high quality teen books for groups to read and discuss. Teen READ titles include classics, a variety of genres and nonfiction.  

    ► Teen Read in our catalog         ► Booking Guidelines       Printable List of Teen Read titles (with catalog links)

Educator Cards 
Educators may apply for a special Cuyahoga County Public Library Educator Card at any one of our branches; these carry special benefits.       ► Read more