Euclid Public Library
Educator Newsletter
Welcome to Vol. 1, Issue 7 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! 
Welcome Back! EPL is Open for Browsing
EPL reopened for browsing on Monday, March 22, 2021. Masks are required, and there is a limit to the number of people who can enter the building at one time. Please find reopening details here, and we cannot wait to see you and your students again! 
Save the Date: Summer Reading 2021! 
This year’s summer reading theme is Reading Colors Your World! Summer Reading for all ages starts on Monday, June 7, 2021, and ends on Saturday, July 31. There will be a children’s program for birth to 6th grade, a teen program for 7th through 12th grade, and a program for adults 18 and older. Participation will be online. Stay tuned for more details in the May newsletter about registering, participating, and summer programs. Youth Services staff are working with schools to schedule promotional visits so that we will see you soon! 
Virtual Book Club for Teachers 
Wednesday, April 28
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 will 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 Illegal by Eoin ColferGhost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes, and Give Me Some Truth by Eric Gansworth. Check digital offerings on Hoopla and Libby, or place a hold in our online catalog today! 
Webinar: Using and Encouraging Graphic Novels with Students 
Thursday, April 29
6:00 PM 

Join EPL's Youth Services staff Ray Ford and Christine Pyles for an informative webinar about how to use graphic novels to create fun and engaging assignments, how graphic novels help turn students into lifelong readers and explain the benefits of graphic novels to parents. Click here to register. 
Contest for Teens Who Attend Library Programs 
Now through Friday, May 28, teens in grades 7-12 who attend three or more virtual library programs will be entered into a prize drawing for a box set of the Jason Reynolds Track series (Ghost, Patina, Sunny, Lu) or gift cards to Euclid restaurants. 

For our program calendar, click here. Some events take place on Discord and teens will need to sign-up in advance to get access to our server for the day of the program. The Discord sign-up page is here. You can’t win if you can’t attend! Pass it on! 

April and May Programs to Share with Your Students

We know that clicking through our website is not something that a teen is likely to do! We created this handy PDF with clickable links to register for all upcoming EPL teen programs through the end of May. Please share with your students in grade 7-12 and their families and encourage them to attend programs to be entered into the contest above.
Planning to Assign Summer Reading? 
We want to purchase materials to support your students. Please contact Christine Pyles at or 216-261-5300 x5140 to provide your Summer Reading book lists so EPL can have copies ready ahead of the assignment. We will purchase print copies and electronic copies on Libby/Hoopla if available. We will not be able to purchase a copy to support every student, but we will have a number of copies available at EPL, and we can place holds for additional copies to be sent here from other CLEVNET libraries

PLEASE NOTE: some books are not available in eBook or audiobook format. Check to see if your assigned book is still in print! Books go out of print more quickly than you might expect.  
Upcoming Minecraft Mania Programs 
We want to give a little extra plug for our upcoming Minecraft Mania programs. Kids can interact with each other on a shared Minecraft server and get challenges to complete for fun. Pre-registration is required. If you need a Minecraft login, a small number of logins will be available, and we will email you a few days before the program to see who needs a login. Perfect for children of all ages. Register for the April 21 session here and the May 12 session here. Both events start at 6:00 PM. 
Upcoming Virtual Programs
Virtual Squirmy Wormy Storytime   
Wednesday, April 7
4:00 PM 
We all know those slippery earthworms and their love of wet, spring weather! Join EPL in exploring these critters through books and song in this spring-themed storytime. 
Virtual YA
Game Day 
April 8
5:00 PM
Join us on Discord for gaming! Interested teens must fill out our Discord sign-up form ahead of the program to gain access to our Discord server. 
Virtual Take and Make Craft: Butterfly Gardens 
April 12
3:30 PM
Start your very own bee and butterfly garden! Pick up the supplies at the library any time between April 5-12, then join in online to decorate your pot and plant your wildflowers.. 
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 an Author Storytime with Euclid students Bradley Crenshaw and Louis Jones and Ms. Christine.