Euclid Public Library
Educator Newsletter
Welcome to Vol. 1, Issue 5 of the
Euclid Public Library Educator Newsletter!  

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! 
2021 Youth Media Award Winners Announced 

The American Library Association announced the winners of all its awards on January 25, 2021. The winners are: 

Caldecott Medal: We Are Water Protectors illustrated by Michaela Goade 

Newbery Medal: When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller 

Printz Award: Everything Sad is Untrue (A True Story) by Daniel Nayeri 

Coretta Scott King Author Book Award: Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson 

For a full list of winners and honor titles, visit the American Libraries Magazine Blog post here.  
Author Spotlight: Kekla Magoon  
Many congratulations to Kekla Magoon, winner of the Young Adult Library Services Association’s Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults! Her books include X: A Novel, co-written by Ilyasah Shabazz and published by Candlewick Press; How It Went Down and Light It Up, published by Henry Holt and Co. Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group. Magoon has also written several books for upper elementary and middle schoolers
January Educator Webinar Recording Now Available on YouTube 
Were you unable to attend our Virtual Best Books for Children and Teens of 2020 webinar live? We recorded the event for your convenience. Get ideas for books for your students and classroom – view on YouTube here
Virtual Book Club for Teachers 
Wednesday, February 17 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 with one another. Mr. Ray and Ms. Temah hope to see you there! 

Books being discussed at this session include Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds, Clean Getaway by Nic Stone, and Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith. Check digital offerings on Hoopla and Libby or place a hold in our online catalog today! 

Future meetings: March 17, and April 28
Upcoming Webinars for Teachers, Families, and Learners 
Do your students need extra help? Library patrons 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. Click here to start today!  

Also, join EPL on Friday, February 19 at 4:00 PM for a FREE webinar presented by to learn how you can get started, including: 

  • How to create an account and connect with a tutor 
  • What to expect during a tutoring session 
  • How to use 24/7 drop-off review 
  • What's included in our Princeton Review® materials (hint: test prep galore!) 
  • How job seekers can get career support 

There will be a brief Q&A after each presentation so you can get your questions answered—and start using right away! 
New Resource Alert – Nonfiction eBooks for Students! 
Euclid Public Library is now providing access to a variety of nonfiction books for students – no library card required! Click here to access nearly 1,000 nonfiction books at many reading levels. No holds list or waiting – all books available for unlimited access and perfect for in-class use! 
We Are Happy to Help! 
EPL staff can pull materials for you to pick-up or create a book or resource list for class use. Click on Chat With Us on the left side of any page on our website or call 216-261-5300 and dial four (4) for Youth Services to put in your request today. 
Upcoming Virtual Programs
Virtual YA
Game Day:
Free Play   
February 11
5:00 PM 
Join us for some gaming and socializing. Come as you are! 
Virtual Mindful Moments (For Kids)! 
February 20
1:30 PM
What is mindfulness? In this program we will answer that question and explore how practicing mindfulness can help us to better focus, appreciate, and find joy every day! Perfect for children of all ages and their families/caregivers

Virtual Stories of Daring Women 
February 24
4:00 PM
Join us for stories and songs about women who broke records and dared to go where no other women had gone. Suggested for ages 1st-5th grade. 

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 YouTube page. 

This month, enjoy Scientific Storytime with Sophia and Friendship Bracelets with Elizabeth. Also, Join Elizabeth for another round of bracelet making on February 10 at 4:00 PM