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Tools for Teachers

Looking for classroom support materials? Heights Libraries can help!  Schedule a visit to the library, arrange a classroom visit, request subject-specific materials to pick up, explore Matchmakers’ book tips for children and teens, borrow a classroom book set from our available titles, and more.

Classroom Book Sets

Check out a set of books for your class or book discussion group. Sets consist of 20-30 books.  They are stored at the Lee Road Library, but can be picked up at any of our branches. Sets cannot be placed on hold via the online catalog, so please call or stop in to arrange for pickup.

View our classroom book sets

Classroom Visits

Attention teachers! Schedule a classroom (grades PreK-5) visit to one our Heights Library branches. Guest readers and library visits are just a click away.

Click here to fill out a request, and a staff member will be in touch.

    Educator Card

    This special card is offered exclusively to educators who live and/or work in Cleveland Heights or University Heights. It allows cardholders to supplement their curriculum with an abundant, ever-changing supply of books on a range of subjects and reading levels.

    Materials Request for Educators

    Staff in the Youth Services Department will collect up to 25 books on the subject(s) of your choice for your classroom, Preschool through 12th grade. To obtain educator materials, please contact the library at 216-932-3600 to speak with someone in the Youth Services Department.

    Online Resources

    • The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center offers training and support for educators and prevention programs to meet the changing needs of diverse communities.
    • Visit the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) for curricular resources, lesson plans, professional development, and more to help create affirming and inclusive learning environments.
    • Explore primary source documents and tools for educators available at the National Archives.
    • The National Museum of African American History and Culture offers resources, primary source documents, and more to interpret African American history for students in Grades 3-12 that strive to ignite critical thinking and creativity, generate self-pride, and inspire life-long learning for diverse audiences.
    • The Pollinator Partnership offers educational materials for educators seeking to expand outdoor experiences or establish pollinator-friendly school gardens.
    • Visit Stop Bullying for resources and materials about the bulling prevention at schools.
    • Transforming Youth Outdoors (TYO) provides comprehensive tools and resources to support classroom learning and outdoor education.
    • Explore the resources at the What Works Clearinghouse, a project of the Institute of Education Sciences from the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (NCEE).
    • The Xerces Society provides information for educators to learn about the ecology of pollinators for use with youth and community groups of any age and any background.

    Contact a Youth Services Librarian

    Need help? Contact one of our friendly Youth Services Librarians for assistance.

    Lee Road Branch

    Coventry Village Branch

    Noble Neighborhood Branch

    University Heights Branch