Teachers and Educators

Assignment Alert Form Resources for Homeschoolers
Group & School Visits Read Together Books (Grades 4-8)

Assignment Alert Form

Help us help your students! Let us know what assignments your students will be researching at our library and we will work to have the required materials available for them. Simply fill out our Assignment Alert Form and one of our Youth Services librarians will reach out to you.

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Resources for Homeschoolers

Homeschoolers, we are your school library! Visit our Homeschoolers page for more information on what is available for you and download our Resources for Homeschoolers flyer for your reference or to share with others.

Homeschool Hangout
Every second Monday of each month.
11:00 a.m.
Craft Room, Upper Level
No registration required.

Gather, connect and play with other homeschool families. A science or craft activity will be available each session, but feel free to bring any other materials or lesson plans that you would like to share with other families.

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Group and School Visits (open to schools and homeschool groups)

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. Please allow 4-6 weeks lead time.

For grades K-5, contact Alia Shields at (856) 903-1231 or ashields@chplnj.org
For grades 6-12, contact Melissa Brinn at (856) 903-1208 or mbrinn@chplnj.org

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
 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.

Grades 6-12: School Visits
Our teen staff always looks forward to visiting teen students outside of the library. In the past, our Teen staff have developed these presentations with teachers and media specialists:

  • Book Talks (Chat ’n Chew)
  • Mini Maker Faire
  • Library Card Drive
  • Online Databases and Resources Presentation 

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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
Savvy by Ingrid Law
Rules by Cynthia Lord
A Crooked Kind of Perfect, by Linda Urban 

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

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