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Educator Resources

Gale Cengage

To support librarians and educators as they navigate a rapid shift to virtual learning and across many communities, the physical closure of libraries, Gale has launched a COVID-19 resource center. Though this online hub is quickly evolving, you can immediately start using and sharing, for free:


TumbleBooks, a world leader in online book databases, announced today it will make its family of online libraries available for free to all libraries until at least August 31. – K-6 math ebook database – Grades 7-12 ebook database – All-ages audiobook database


Kanopy has curated the perfect collection of educational TV shows children’s films.


Choose from a collection of children’s books and audiobooks that you can take with you on the go. Checkout a wide variety from History, Children’s Classics, Adventures in Science, and more!


Homeschooling with Hoopla! Hoopla Digital has collected a series of audiobooks that families can use to keep their children engaged while they’re out of school. Check it out


Dance party! Keep the children active while music from Freegal, which offers unlimited streaming of music and books, plus you can download five songs to keep every week.


Clever gives everyone at a school and district secure single sign-on access to any online resource or application—all at no cost. Within your personalized Clever Portal, you can easily access all textbooks, files, website links, and applications. Find Your School’s Portal.

Ohio Department of Education

The Ohio Department of Education has a variety of resources and practice tests to assist students while they’re away from school. Subjects include English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Get Started.

YRead? Book Sets

YRead? Book Sets provide multiple copies of quality titles for use by teachers in the classroom or community group leaders. The titles selected are for Kindergarten through High School students. To request a book set, please complete the request form.

Educator Cards

Teachers from public and private, parochial, and charter schools as well as licensed child care centers can apply for an annual Cleveland Public Library Educator Card. Complete an Educator Card application form and bring it, along with identification, to any Cleveland Public Library location.

Schedule a Visit to Youth Services