Teachers and Children
Resources for children, parents, teachers and childcare workers.
High School and College
Resources for high school students and those preparing to enter college.
Adults and Lifelong Learning
Resources for adult learners including computer training and GED classes.Learn More
- Pre-Selected Book Kits
- By-Request Book Kits
- Childcare Kits
- Assignment alerts
- TOPICSearch - events/topics being discussed in the classroom
- Accelerated Reader - find books for specific reading levels
- CultureGrams - Great for social studies and history teachers, also provides Teacher Activities and Curriculum Standards (at bottom of website)
Pre-Selected Book Kits
Need multiple copies of the same title? We have almost 200 pre-made book kits - from The Tale of Despereaux to Fahrenheit 451. Simply select the title from our list and pick it up at your preferred location.View and request a book kit
By-Request Book Kits
Need a set of books on a particular topic or for a selected grade level/age group? Ask a librarian or submit an online request form. Examples might be 15 back-to-school books, 10 Pete the Cat books, or 20 books about community helpers. Find books for a specific reading level.
If you are with a childcare center, Mobile Services can deliver books for children up to age 11 including collections of picture, board and juvenile books.Request a Childcare Kit
Homework Help For Grades K-8
Does your child need help with school assignments? Our Homework Helper program offers in-person one-on-one assistance to students in grades K – 8 and is available at more than a dozen Library locations during the school year.
Online tools for kids:
- Explora Primary Schools
- Kids InfoBits
- National Geographic Kids
- Research in Context
- World Book Encyclopedia
Homework Help for Grades 6-12
Use our online resources to connect with a live tutor, get help with homework and research assignments, take practice ACT/SAT and other tests and more!
Are you or do you know a student who is preparing to enter college? Check out these free resources to help get you started!
Gale Virtual Reference Library
In the "Education Collection," find the College Blue Book and information about scholarships, fellowships, student loans and financial aid.
GED Classes are offered in partnership with Owens Community College and Penta Career Center at more than 10 locations around Toledo and Lucas County. For GED test sites and times call the Lucas County Educational Services Center at 419.245.3809.
Online GED resources:Find Upcoming Classes
Why pay for expensive courses when you can take them for free at the Library? Our computer and technology programs meet customers at whatever level of knowledge they are, from novices to seasoned users.
- Digital Learn - for those new to computers
- LearningExpress Library
- Techboomers - especially for baby boomers!