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.

Resources for Home Schoolers

Home schoolers, we are your school library! Please click here for a list of fantastic resources that we offer. Please join us the second Monday of each month at 11:00 am for our STEAM Playground for Homeschoolers program. 

Read Together Books

Grades 4 - 8

Read Together Books are multiple copies of books to read with friends, parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, or a book club! Check out up to 10 copies of each title. You can even check out a reading guide with a brief biography of the author and discussion questions. Librarians have selected a variety of titles that are appropriate for students in grades 4 through 8.

Juvenile Fiction Titles  (Grades 4 - 6) include:
No Talking, by Andrew Clements
Sahara Special, by Esmi Raji Codell
Because of Winn-Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo
City of Ember, by Jeanne Du Prau
All the Way Home, by Patricia Reilly Giff
Deliver Us From Normal, by Kate Klise
Wringer, by Jerry Spinelli
A Crooked Kind of Perfect, by Linda Urban

Young Adult Fiction Titles (Grades 7-8) include:
Feed, by M.T. Anderson
Al Capone Does My Shirts, by Gennifer Choldenko
The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
Black Book of Secrets, by F.E. Higgins
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, by Kimberly Willis Holt
Love, Stargirl, by Jerry Spinelli

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.