Teachers and Educators


Assignment Alert Form

Help us help your students! Tell us what assignments your students will be researching at our library and we will work to have the required materials available for your students. Simply click here to fill out our assignment alert form.

Junior Book Clubs to Go

Junior Book Clubs to Go is a service that provides book club materials for facilitators to successfully run a book club. Librarians have selected a variety of titles that are appropriate for students in grades 4 through 8.

One member of a book club can check out a bag of paperback books for six weeks. Each bag includes 10 books of the same title, a brief biography of the author, discussion questions, related websites, and hints on how to run a successful book club.

Click here to see all the titles we have available and how to reserve your bag of books today!

Group and School Visits

Groups are welcome to schedule a visit to the library for a tour and/or research session. Our Youth Services Librarians are also available to visit your group or school at your Cherry Hill location, depending upon scheduling availability. Contact the Youth Services Department at 856-903-1229 or e-mail ashields@chplnj.org for K-5 or mbrinn@chplnj.org for 6-12 to schedule a visit or outreach event. Please allow 4-6 weeks lead time.

Story Time
Available for preschool and other groups as appropriate.

Accommodation: 1 class per visit

Station: Librarian-led, age appropriate story time with related craft

Time: 30-45 minutes

Grades K-3: Introduction to the Library

Accommodation: 1-3 classes per visit

Stations: School's choice of 2-3 stations

Time: 30 minutes per station

Visit Includes: Literature and a craft, a tour of the Children’s floor, book browsing and optional check-out.*

Grades 1-5: Assisted Research Trip
Designed for teachers interested in supplementing a specific curricular unit (i.e. "Sea Life")
We can also accommodate classes conducting research on a wide variety of individual topics. This option requires a consultation with a librarian in advance.

Accommodation: 1-3 classes per visit

Stations: School's choice of 2-3 stations

Time: 30-45 minutes per station

Visit Includes: Literature/Story Time and themed craft, print research – classes are provided work space and pre-selected books related to the day’s topic, computer research – librarian-led introduction to database or internet research skills, followed by time for teacher-directed research or activities, book browsing and optional check-out.*

Grades 1-5: Mock Caldecott Trip (December & January only)
The Mock Caldecott Trip is designed to develop student’s ability to analyze and rate picture books. Students will learn about the criteria for winning a Caldecott award and explore past winners using our Caldecott reference section.

Accommodation: 1-3 classes per visit

Stations: School's choice of 2-3 stations

Time: 30-45 minutes per station

Visit Includes: Caldecott History – learn about the Caldecott award and how to “read” picture book illustrations, Story and Craft – past award winners and a related craft, Browsing and balloting – explore the books that are this year’s strong Caldecott contenders and, like the real Caldecott committee, vote and vote until we have a winner!*


*For groups selecting the option of book and material check-out we are happy to provide your class with Student Library Card Applications prior to your visit. These forms must be completed by a parent and distributed and returned by a teacher to the library no less than two weeks prior to your scheduled visit.

*Some materials may be restricted for checkout during group visits.