The Blog of Toledo Lucas County Public Library
Whether it’s practicing those first alphabet letters, breaking down fractions or acing state capitals, a pencil and worksheet can open a world of knowledge for a young learner. These intuitive worksheets form some of the first lessons in educational development. The Toledo Lucas County Public Library helps serve this need with Scholastic Teachables, a new addition to its vast online school resources.
Scholastic Teachables hosts about 25,000 printable materials, primarily for those in prekindergarten through sixth grade. Users can search and filter to obtain exactly what they need. There are seasonally focused materials as well, with themes such as Jack-O’-Lanterns and Halloween for this fall. Youth Services Coordinator Nancy Eames said Scholastic Teachables is high-quality work from a trusted publisher.
“We have a very large print collection of teaching materials at all of our locations, but I think publishing is changing how it delivers these kinds of educator tools,” Eames said. “Scholastic Teachables is a great resource. Plus, it’s available 24/7.”
Toledo Library customers often request curriculum books for use. Home educators and area teachers in particular can now access a curated collection for even greater instruction. This means easily tying lessons to required educational standards. For families with children who have not yet started school, Scholastic Teachables materials create a path to readiness.
“If you are told in a parent teacher conference that your child is struggling in a certain subject, this is a good place to find extra resources for practice at home,” Eames said. “And if you want your kids to have fun while learning, this is a great tool.”
Early educational development is just one vital service fulfilled at Toledo Library. The Library features a wealth of free online resources to assist with myriad pressing questions: What does it take to start a small business? How do I trace my genealogy? What new skills can I develop? Take the next step in life-long learning with your Toledo Library.