Babies, Toddlers and Children

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Holiday Programs

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!

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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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LEGO Freeplay!

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:

  • Birmingham
  • Kent
  • King Road
  • Mott
  • Oregon
  • Sanger
  • Sylvania

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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
  • Orienteering

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Infant Massage

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

At Maumee Branch: Mondays at 3 p.m.
Jan. 7,
Jan. 14, Jan. 28, Feb. 4

At Sanger Branch: Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
Jan. 9, Jan. 16, Jan. 23, Jan. 30

Events for babies, toddlers and children

Origami Giving

Thursday Dec. 13
All Day

Location: Point Place

Use origami to create a gift to brighten someone’s day.

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Tiny Tech: Digital Literacy for Preschoolers

Thursday Dec. 13
at 9:30 a.m.

Location: Mobile Services

3839 Talmadge Road Toledo, Ohio 43606

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Preschool Storytime

Thursday Dec. 13
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Kent

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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Library Playdate

Thursday Dec. 13
at 10:30 a.m.

Location: Point Place

Come to the Library to mingle with neighbors and make new friends. We will provide toys, puzzles and more! Grownups, feel free to bring coffee for you, and a snack for your child.

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Preschool Storytime

Thursday Dec. 13
at 10:30 a.m.

Location: Sanger

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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Homework Helper

Thursday Dec. 13
at 3:00 p.m.

Location: Sanger

Do you want to improve your grades and be successful in school? Our Homework Helper is here through the end of May to help you with your school assignments.

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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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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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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.

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