Parents & Educators

The Cortland Free Library welcomes parents, teachers, and caregivers to take advantage of the library resources and programs.  Please browse the links below or contact Youth Services for more information.


Books & Reading

NoveList Fiction Guide – A reader’s guide to finding new authors and titles by using a favorite book as a starting point.  Includes theme-oriented book lists and award lists. This database is provided through the Finger Lakes Library System and requires a library card.

TumbleBooksOnline collection of animated, talking picture books.  Also includes puzzles, games and quizzes.  This database is provided through the Finger Lakes Library System and requires a library card.

KidsReads – Reviews, author interviews, booklists, contests, and more.  

Guys Read – Reading lists, author interviews, and statistics on boys and reading.

AR BookFinder – Search for Accelerated Reader books based on authors, topics, titles, or levels.

Internet Safety

iKeepSafe – Includes safety, security and ethics tools and resources for helping families and educators teach children to use the internet safely and wisely.

NetSmartzEducational resource from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.  Discusses various Internet safety topics.

SafeKids – Kids rules for online safety.  

NetFamilyNews – Tech Intelligence for Parents

Class Visits

Classes and groups are always welcome at the Cortland Free Library during library hours.  If your class or group requires special attention from library staff in the form of story time, library orientation or tour, and/or assistance using the library’s resources please make arrangements at least two weeks in advance.  Please contact Youth Services with the following information:

  • Name of School or Organization
  • A contact person and a phone number where they may be reached
  • Number in your class or group
  • Grade level and ages of your group
  • Special assistance needed