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Educators - Teachers & Librarians

CLP - BAM! (Books and More!)
Innovative award-winning outreach program that brings library service for teens (age 12 - 17) into schools and community centers.
Library Services
An overview of the special services offered by the Library to educators, including teacher cards, classroom collections, library and school visits and programming.
BLAST: Bringing Libraries And Schools Together
The Library's school outreach program for Pittsburgh Public Schools.

Early Childhood Education

Early Learning Lesson Plans
Fun, interactive storytimes containing stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities.
6 Early Learning Skills
Learn about the six early learning skills a child needs for school success.
Little Kids' Booklists
Selected books for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, including Caldecott Award picture books.

Additional Resources

Pennsylvania Early Learning Keys to Quality(PA Keys)
A state program supporting early learning programs and practitioners
Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children(PAEYC)
The Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC) works to support high-quality care and education for young children from birth until age nine across 10 counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Ele: Fred Rogers Center Early Learning Environment
Ele is a place for parents, caretakers and educators of young children to find and share digital resources to support early learning and development in children from birth to age 5.

Elementary Education

K-5 Lesson Plans
Theme-based booklists and activities that complement classroom learning for grades K-2 and 3-5.
Big Kids' Booklists
Books by topic, by grade, Newbery Awards, summer reading lists.
SuperScience @ Your Library
Hands-on experiments for K-5 students to show the importance of science in their lives and encourage them to think critically and creatively.
Interactive Read Aloud Programs
Literacy lessons with questions, vocabulary and extending writing activity for grades 2-5
My StoryMaker
Help children increase their reading and writing skills while having fun by creating stories online!
Databases Especially for Kids
Includes PA POWER Library,, TumbleBooks, Science online.
eCLP for Kids
Click here to find a variety of e-resources for kids, from eBooks to reading suggestions to homework help.
Pittsburgh Iron & Steel Heritage Collection
Lesson plans for elementary, middle and high school classrooms, aligned with the current PA Academic Standards.

Additional Resources

The Library of Congress Teacher Resources
A valuable resource for teachers featuring themes and lesson plans