Babies, Toddlers and Children

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Homework Help

Educational resources at the Library

Does your child need help with school assignments or improving their grades? Are you a teacher or childcare worker looking for books for your classroom? Find information about our Homework Helper program, teacher assignment alerts, book kits and more!

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Cool Tools to Borrow

Telescopes | GoPro Cameras | Kids Tablets

Looking for something to keep the kids entertained for hours? Look no further than your Library! We offer a growing list of cool gadgets and tools that you can borrow and take home including:

  • Playaway Launchpads (pre-loaded learning tablets just for kids)
  • GoPro Camera Kits
  • Telescopes

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Ready to Read

Our Ready to Read initiative helps parents prepare their children (ages birth to preschool) for kindergarten while providing the information and tools needed to build important early literacy skills. 

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Storytime

There's no better place to hear a story than at the Library! Please join us for a variety of ongoing, regularly scheduled Storytimes, including Babytimes, Music & Movement Playdates and more!

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101 Picture Book Challenge

We picked 101 of our favorite picture books and we want you to read them! Our list includes classics, new titles and everything in between. Sign up online or pick up a challenge book at any Library location

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Event Spotlight

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Flashlight Frenzy

It’s time to read by flashlight with your kids! We're partnering with Metroparks Toledo to give away free flashlights (while supplies last) to families who read together at any Library location this October.

Enter to WIN a night of camping at the Metroparks by uploading a photo of yourself/your family reading by flashlight and sharing why you love the Library in the form below. One winner will be chosen (and alerted via email) each week in October.

Flashlight Frenzy Programs:

#FlashlightFrenzy - (M) Oct. 15 | 7 p.m. | Sylvania
Flashlights & Campfires
- (T) Oct. 16 | 5 p.m. | South
Flashlights and Fireflies - (T) Oct. 23 | 6 p.m. | Sanger
#FlashlightFrenzy - (T) Oct. 30 | 6  p.m. | West Toledo

You can also join us at any of our locations for drop-in Flashlight Frenzy programs (during Library hours), Oct. 1 - 31!

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Maketober

It's not October - it's Maketober! If you love to craft, build and create, this month is for you. Throughout the month of October, we are hosting a wide variety of "maker," technology and craft programs for all ages. Join us and MAKE something great today!

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Halloween at the Library

We're dedicating the month of October to all things spooky, scary, costumed and candied! Check out a page-turning thriller or join us at one of our Halloween themed programs. View our programs and book lists online or pick up a copy of MORE Magazine at any Library location.

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

Sept. 1 - Nov. 1

Exercise your passion for cooking and the arts while having fun celebrating and learning about Hispanic heritage at the Library. Join us for exciting cooking and arts programs honoring Hispanic Heritage Month. Drop in and complete a quiz about Latin countries for a chance to win a family of 4 season pass to the Toledo Zoo!

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Events for babies, toddlers and children

Seek and Find

Tuesday Oct. 23
All Day

Location: Sanger

Play a fun seek and find game based on the book Maybe Something Beautiful by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell.

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Vote for Buckeye Book Awards

Tuesday Oct. 23
All Day

Location: Waterville

Drop in to vote for your favorite book from the list of nominees for the Buckeye Book Awards!

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Babytime

Tuesday Oct. 23
at 9:30 a.m.

Location: Sanger

This storytime focuses on developing your baby's early literacy skills. Babies 0-18 months will be introduced to songs, movement, rhythm and rhyme designed to foster a love of books and reading.

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Tiny Tech: Digital Literacy for Preschoolers

Tuesday Oct. 23
at 9:30 a.m.

Location: Outreach Services

3636 South Detroit Avenue Toledo, Ohio 43614

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Preschool Storytime

Tuesday Oct. 23
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Maumee

Children ages 3-5 (and their favorite grown-up) will enjoy stories, songs, movement and more in this fun program designed to get them ready for Kindergarten.

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Toddler Storytime

Tuesday Oct. 23
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Waterville

Have fun at this interactive storytime for children 18 months - 3 years old and their favorite grown-up. Talk, sing, read, write and play together as we share books, songs, rhymes and movement.

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Stories about inventors, scientists and perseverance.

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Children's picture books celebrating Hispanic Heritage.

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