Resources for Teachers

Educator Cards

Shaker Library offers Educator Cards, which enable teachers to borrow up to 100 Shaker Library items for three weeks with no fines for overdue children’s items.

Cards are issued free of charge to educators who provide proof of employment at a school or licensed preschool or daycare facility (e.g. valid pay stub within the past 30 days or a valid school ID badge) along with a current government issued photo ID. Cards expire on July 31 each year and can be renewed.

Extended Loans

Shaker Library materials to be used in the classroom may be loaned to teachers for up to six weeks depending upon availability. Check with staff in the Youth Services Department to see if an extended loan can be arranged for the specific materials you need.

Book Requests

Teachers may request several books on a specific topic or multiple copies of one book for classroom use depending upon availability. The staff in the Youth Services Department is happy to help you with these requests in person or over the phone.

School or Library Visits

Special presentations at the library or at schools in the Shaker Heights City School District can be arranged by appointment. Please call 216-991-2030 x2343.


Preschool & Daycare Visits

Our Early Literacy Specialist visits preschool and daycare classes located within the Shaker Heights City School District on a regular basis, providing storytimes and books for each classroom. To request visits for your preschool or daycare program, please call 216-991-2030 x2384.


Getting ready for storytime

Getting ready for storytime