Babies, Toddlers and Children
Looking for something fun and free to do with your children this holiday season? Look no further than your Library!
We're hosting a variety of winter and holiday themed programs for all ages. From holiday festivals and parties, to cookie and gift making, there's something for everyone to enjoy!Learn More
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.
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!
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.
Kids can pop-in to practice their engineering skills and put their creativity to work in this fun building program featuring LEGOs and K’Nex. Programs are offered monthly at the following locations:
- King Road
Metroparks at the Library
Don't let winter keep you home! This season, we're partnering with Metroparks Toledo to offer educational programs about animals, winter and the outdoors. Join us for youth programs on:
- Animal Tracking
- Fun with Fishing
- How Animals Survive the Winter
at Maumee and Sanger
Join Myrna Austin, CIMI with the Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities to learn the art of Infant Massage and be guided through instruction on how to massage your baby. Infant massage helps parents relax and listen to their infant’s cues. Benefits include: quality interaction and loving communication between parent and child, strengthening and regulating of primary systems, and how to vary strokes to aid in reduction of colic, gas, constipation, physical challenges and other special needs
Events for babies, toddlers and children
Thursday Dec. 13
Location: Point Place
Use origami to create a gift to brighten someone’s day.Event Details for Origami Giving
Tiny Tech: Digital Literacy for Preschoolers
Thursday Dec. 13
Location: Mobile Services
at 9:30 a.m.
3839 Talmadge Road Toledo, Ohio 43606Event Details for Tiny Tech: Digital Literacy for Preschoolers
Thursday Dec. 13
at 10:00 a.m.
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.Event Details for Preschool Storytime
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
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!
Fun picture books for kids featuring animal adventures and humorous stories.Continue Reading: Picture Books Featuring Animal Adventures Perfect for Preschoolers
Entertaining dog books that are perfect for kids ages 4-8.Continue Reading: 10 Delightful Dog Books Perfect for Young Children
Reading to your baby from the start will lead to positive long-term benefits including cognitive, language and social skills. This post includes helpful tips and resources for parents, teachers and caregivers of young children.Continue Reading: 7 Really Good Reasons to Read to Your Baby and Toddler