• Summer Learning Resources for Families


    Coming Soon! Cleveland Public Library Popular Programming and Services Return


    Cleveland Public Library is expanding its virtual experience for patrons amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Beginning in June, the Library will open registration for programs for children and adults to help them with every facet of life.

    See the CPL.org website for more information.

  • Need support with our Summer Learning Video Series, have a question or comment? Please use our online form to contact the Academic Office.


    Enrichment and Cultural Activities

    Association for Library Service to Children


    Ultimate Summer Fun Guide -Summer is here!  Are you ready to break out the pool and sprinkler, fire up the grill and enjoy all the fun that the sunshine and warm weather brings? If you're looking for family friendly places to go and things to do in Northeast Ohio this is the list for you!


    Rainey Day? Find videos and games at PBSkids.org 


    Cleveland Public Library Summer Lit League - June 3 – July 26, 2019

    Cleveland Public Library participating branches


    Event Description

     In celebration of Cleveland Public Library’s 150th year of serving the Cleveland community, this year’s Summer Lit League is not your average summer reading club. This year’s theme PuppetPalooza invites children of all ages to explore the artistry of puppetry through reading, writing, and performing. Learn about the different types of puppets around the world through puppet-making, puppet shows, and the featured exhibition at Main Library, The World of Puppets: From Stage to Screen. Participants can win prizes by engaging in activities and family fun. Summer Lit League is open to youth from birth through age 18. Registration is now open!


    Cleveland Metroparks -Explore 18 reservations spanning more than 23,000 acres with more than 300 miles of trails, eight golf courses, eight lakefront parks and a nationally-acclaimed zoo.  Visit this site to find fun, free activities for families to explore this summer.


     Smarter Summers

    Children can lose up to two months of essential math and reading skills during the summer months. Fortunately, there is plenty families and caregivers can do to support learning during the summer. Check out some of the resources and tips listed here to get your child ready for the next school year and help you celebrate National Summer Learning Week, July 8-13, 2019.

    Family Tip Sheets & Learning Resources


    Other Opportunities

    City of Cleveland Mobile Food Pantry - 4pm-6pm every 3rd Tuesday at the J. Glen Smith Health Center - Download Flier

    STAR 102 Free Lunch - 6/20, 7/18, 8/8 and 9/5 - Downlaod Flier

    Kids Summer Lunch Program - UH Parma Medical Center - June 3 through August 16 - Download Flier

    Summer Reading Program - Free 5 week program for grades 1-6 at-risk readers - Broadway Christian Church - Download Flier

    Maker FUN Factory - Free Summer Camp - The Rock Community Church June 24-28 - Download Flier

    City of Mayfield Heights - 2019 Unity Days - June, 21, 22 and 23rd - Download Flier

    Family Days - Hofrauhaus Cleveland - One Sunday a Month - Download Flier

    Literacy Through The Arts Summer Academy - 6/24 - 8/2 - Download Flier

    Live Animal Show - Parma Academy - June 18,  5-7pm - Downlaod Flier

    Outdoor Movies

    The World of Puppets from Stage to Screen - Cleveland Public Library - Main Library - Download Flier

    Touch a Truck - Strongsville Rec Center - June 14, 12 - 2PM - Download Flier

    Kids Fest - Safety, Literacy & Community Resource Fair - July 13, 11 am- 3 pm - Download Flier


    Online Learning Tools

    Learning Games

    • www.Funbrain.com is a popular online destination for interactive, educational games for children of all ages. Search for a game by grade level (Pre-K – 12) title, or subject (math, science, history, reading). Funbrain’s games and tools teach everything from how to build Web pages in HTML to how to spell with Spellaroo.

    All Subjects

    • Khan Academy kids - Inspire a lifetime of learning and discovery with our free, fun educational program for children ages two to six. Download the mobile app.
    • Khan Academy - From Algebra to World History, learn what you want, at your own pace–with 4,000 videos, 400 skills to practice–alongside millions of other learners.
    • PBS Kids - Find fun online games for kids featuring PBS KIDS characters. 


    • www.Starfall.com is used by teachers in the classroom and by parents at home to reinforce a student's love of reading by using friendly, colorful and active games.
    • At www.Storylineonline.net, visitors can watch videos of famous actors Al Gore, Jason Alexander, Amber Rose Tamblyn, and Haylie Duff reading popular kids books.

    Social Studies

    • www.Plimoth.org – Visit the year 1627 in a self-guided tour at your own pace. So feel free to wander around the village. Do not be afraid to walk in on colonists as they eat, question them as they work, or join a lively conversation in the street.
    • www.Americanrhetoric.com includes indexes, full MP3s and excerpts from many of America's most celebrated public speeches including the top 100 Speeches of the 20th Century by Rank.


    • www.Coolmath.com is an animated, fun Web site designed for ages 3-100, offering interactive math games, puzzles, an online calculator, and a coloring book. There are also suggestions for how to succeed in math and how to find a career in mathematics.
    • Achieve the Core - Mathematics tasks that illustrate the Focus, Coherence, and Rigor required by college- and career-ready standards

    Arts, Music

    • Kids learning Web sites for the New York Philharmonic (www.nyphilkids.org) and the San Francisco Symphony (www.sfskids.org) are outstanding Web sites for learning about music, instruments, composition, symbols, rhythm and more. Both sites offer students opportunities to talk with people in the symphony and to experiment with creating their own music.


    • The U.S. government Web site for kids about money (www.usmint.gov/kids) and how it’s made, includes information on state coins, newly minted coins going into circulation and rare historic coins, including artifacts and treasure coins from shipwrecks. “This site also contains a lot of information about saving money,” said Holewinski.