September 11th

"September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World" Poster Exhibit


In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, CRRL is displaying a poster exhibition from the 9/11 Memorial & Museum at all of our open branches throughout the month of September.

Click here, opens a new window to view the poster exhibition online in a screen reader friendly format.

9/11 Learning Resources

These six thematic modules have a range of educational resources that help learners understand the events of 9/11, the antecedents of the attacks, and the ongoing repercussions of that day.

The types of resources presented include primary sources, first-person video stories, public program video recordings, lesson plans, interactive timelines, and object highlights.

Tab through modules on the right. Click "learn more" to enter the module.

Module 1

Events of 9/11

Photo: 9/11 Memorial & Museum

What happened on the morning of September 11, 2001?

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Module 2
Module 3
Module 4
Module 5
Module 6

Anniversary in the Schools Webinar

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum invites teachers, students, libraries, and other community organizations to register for a free program commemorating the anniversary of 9/11.

Anniversary in the Schools Webinar

Learning Activities at Home

We know parents and caregivers are home with children during the COVID-19 pandemic and are looking for meaningful learning activities to do together.

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is pleased to offer a number of activities that can teach your children about courage, compassion, resilience, and hope.

First Responder Badges
Design your own first responder badge to honor their service.

High school ambassadors oversee activities in the Museum Education Center

Paper Cranes Chain
Make your own paper crane chain to symbolize peace & healing.

Paper Cranes activity

Lesson Plans for Teachers

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum offers interactive lesson plans for students in grades 3 to 12 that address the 9/11 attacks, their ongoing repercussions, and the history of the World Trade Center.

Lessons plans are divided by grade level and theme.


From the Library

These books and other resources from the library inform all ages about the history of September 11th.

List #1

What Happened on September 11, 2001?

These selections can help children understand the day's significance in American history.

List #2


As long as we have records and stories of what happened on that day of blue sky and great tragedy, we will not forget.
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