Babies, Toddlers and Children
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!
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
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
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!Enter to Win
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.Learn More
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!Learn More
Events for babies, toddlers and children
Seek and Find
Tuesday Oct. 23
Play a fun seek and find game based on the book Maybe Something Beautiful by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell.Event Details
Vote for Buckeye Book Awards
Tuesday Oct. 23
Drop in to vote for your favorite book from the list of nominees for the Buckeye Book Awards!Event Details
Tuesday Oct. 23
at 9:30 a.m.
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.Event Details
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