Euclid Public Library
Educator Newsletter
Welcome to Vol. 1, Issue 4 of the
Euclid Public Library Educator Newsletter!  

The Euclid Public Library Youth Services Department wishes you a safe and healthy 2021! 

The Library will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2021, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day. 
 
Click here to see a web-based version of this newsletter that you can email to parents and students. A lot of this information is pertinent to parents! 
NEW! Virtual Book Club for Teachers!
Wednesday, January 20
6:00 PM

Want to brush up on your current knowledge of middle grade and young adult titles to recommend or teach to your students? We'll also use this space to share our favorite titles. Mr. Ray and Ms. Temah hope to see you there! 

Books being discussed at this session include the 2021 Newbery Medal-winning New Kid by Jerry Craft, Look Both Ways by current National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Jason Reynolds, and Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia. Check digital offerings on Hoopla and Overdrive, or place a hold in our online catalog today! 
Register here.

Save the Date! Future meetings: February 17March 17, and April 28
January 2021 Educator Webinar:
Virtual Best Books for Children and Teens of 2020 
Wednesday, January 27
6:30 PM  

Join Miss Elizabeth, Ms. Temah, and Miss Christine for an informative session where they share their favorite books of 2020!

Perfect for parents and teachers! Session is limited to 100 attendees but will be recorded and shared on social media after the broadcast. Register here!
Don’t Forget about Tutor.com! 
Euclid Public Library is delighted to be able to provide Tutor.com services to our patrons!

Tutor.com provides online, on-demand academic tutoring, homework help, and test preparation to kindergarten through 12th grade students, plus early college students and adult learners.

Any library patron with a Euclid Public Library card and an internet-connected device can receive one-on-one help with a highly qualified, expert tutor in a safe and secure online classroom.
Tutors are available in various subjects and test prep areas from 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM, seven days a week. Visit euclidlibrary.org/tutoring to get started today!  
Need to Reinforce Skills with Students? 
Let Teachables be your guide as you reinforce concepts or provide additional assistance to students needing a little extra help.

With your Euclid Public Library card number, Teachables provides teachers, parents, and students with ready-to-go lessons, printable worksheets, and activities for every grade, subject, and skill level. Search by subject and grade level to retrieve learning resources at the appropriate skill level. Try Teachables today! Perfect for family use too! 
Black Families Building Partnerships for Success 
In collaboration with Connecting for Kids, Euclid Public Library is pleased to present the Black Families Building Partnerships for Success program series!  

Dealing with health and education issues can be tough. This can be even harder for families that identify as Black Americans, who often deal with unequal treatment and outcomes. Do you want to learn how to overcome racial biases and find solutions for your child when working with health care providers, therapists, and schools? Please share this information with families – for more information about the program and how to register, visit our calendar here.  
New! Nonfiction eBook Collection for Students
Euclid Public Library is happy to provide students, classrooms, and teachers with digital nonfiction resources for projects and assignments courtesy of ReferencePoint Press. The subscription includes access to almost 1,000 current, nonfiction books that students can thumb through online like a print book -- these books are exact copies of the physical books so that they will meet teacher print resource requirements. No library card required. Click this link to get started and click here for more information.
Upcoming Virtual Programs
Virtual Stuffed Animal Storytime!  
Monday,
January 11
4:00 PM 
Enjoy storytime with your favorite stuffed animal, doll, or teddy bear. We'll share stories, songs and fun featuring our special friends. All ages welcome.  
Virtual Unfamiliar Fairy Tales: Cinderella   
Tuesday,
January 19
4:00 PM
Listen to fairy tales, myths, and legends from around the world in this exciting storytime as we take a familiar story and look at it in new ways. This month, we will look at Cinderella's story, which has many versions from all over the world. 
Virtual Living History Project for Teens 
Tuesday,
January 26
5:00 PM
Whether you know it or not, your experience during this time is precious. It is so valuable that we want to show you how to preserve it. Join us so we can begin to preserve journals, current events, pictures, schoolwork, masks, etc.
EPL Playlist
EPL Youth Services Staff have been busy creating videos that you can share with your students and their families! Click here to visit our Storytime Playlist. Check out everything else we have to offer on our YouTube page when you’re done! 

This month, enjoy Graphic Novel Recommendations for Teens with Christine and Storytime with Sarah.