Babies, Toddlers & Children

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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Kindergarten Kickstart

Is your child starting kindergarten soon? Our Kindergarten KickStart programs are part Storytime, part information session. Guests take home a backpack with early literacy materials. 

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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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GROUPS FOR KIDS

We offer a variety of groups for homeschool students as well as the following groups just for kids:

Main Library Mad Science Club 4th Tuesday | 5 p.m.
**Does not run during summer

Sanger LEGO Club 2nd Wednesday | 2:30 p.m.
**Does not run during summer

Waterville Pokemon Trading Card Club
3rd Saturday | 10 a.m.
** Open to grades K-8

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PLAYAWAY LAUNCHPADS

Playaway Launchpads are secure, pre-loaded learning tablets just for kids. Playaway Views are all-in-one video players that come pre-loaded with multiple videos. Both are available at each of our library locations.

Find more great tools such as telescope kits and STEM activities that can be checked out or used at the Library on our Tech Tools page!

Event Spotlight

Saturday Storytimes

You asked for more weekend Storytimes and we've answered your call. This summer, we are hosting a variety of Storytimes on Saturdays, including:

Babytime
June 9, 16, 23, 30 | 9:30 a.m. | Maumee

Diversity Storytime
June 9, July 14 | 2:30 p.m. | West Toledo

Family Storytime
June 16, July 21 | 10:30 a.m. | Sanger

Yoga Storytime
June 9, July 14 | 10 a.m. | King Road

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Zumba Rocks!

Fitness fun AND great music! Try the dance workout that incorporates different Latin and Hip-Hop styles. Taught by certified ZIN Instructor Elaina Hernandez.

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Rock and Roll a Silly Sentence

Monday Jun. 18
All Day

Location: Sanger

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Sounds of Summer

Monday Jun. 18
All Day

Location: Birmingham

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Rock and Roll a Silly Sentence

Monday Jun. 18
All Day

Location: Oregon

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Reading Buddies

Monday Jun. 18
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Oregon

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Zumba Rocks! with Elaina Hernandez

Monday Jun. 18
at 10:30 a.m.

Location: King Road

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Connecting Kids to Meals

Monday Jun. 18
at 12:00 p.m.

Location: Main Library

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FREE SUMMER MEALS

June 4 - August 16

We're proud to bring back our partnership with Connecting Kids to Meals to offer a free summer lunch program (for youth to age 18). Meals are served Monday through Friday at the following times and locations:

Noon - 1 p.m.
Birmingham, Heatherdowns, Kent, Locke, Main Library

1 - 2 p.m.
Holland, Lagrange, Mott, Oregon, Point Place, South, Toledo Heights, Washington, West Toledo

A few words on the wordless book, “Flora and the Flamingo.” What did you say, a wordless book? Nothing but pictures? Huh? Can it be? Yes, it can.

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The animals have haikus, just for you! Can you guess who they are talking about in these fun poems?

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Babies are wonderful, beautiful and thoroughly amazing human beings. Baby storytime gives babies and their caregivers the chance of developing early literacy skills together at the library.

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TEACHER & CHILDCARE KITS

Let us provide books for your classroom or childcare center! Request a Teacher Collection, create an assignment alert or check out the list of available materials offered in our Book Kits or Childcare Kits

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