Let’s work together to make sure our youngest community members have everything they need to be strong readers, engaged learners, and confident students. From birth, while learning to read, success throughout the school year, and for support throughout high school, the Library has resources for families and teachers. If you can’t find what you need on this page, please call us at 419.259.5231.

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Search the catalog using keywords, reading levels, or interest levels to help find the correct book for your student.

We will choose from available materials to fill requests with a quick turnaround for you! Let us know where you want to pick up your books from and we will get started! Use this form or call any location.

Book kits are perfect for supporting your teaching. You may reserve up to 60 days in advance. Check back often as our inventory is always changing.

  • Juvenile and Teen Kits have 25 copies.
  • Book Kit checkouts are for a maximum of 9 weeks. No renewals.

Most of these titles are available in ebook or eaudio with Libby or hoopla.

Start your request with this form or call 419.259.5200.

We have childcare kits with material designed for specific ages…with free delivery. 15 books per kit. Start your request with this form or call 419.259.5200.

Are your students stuck on a homework or research problem? You can print this downloadable grid to share with your students or to hang in your classroom. We also have 11 x 17 posters which can be requested at your favorite Library location or by calling 419.259.5231.

Our monthly Educator Newsletters provide tips to help your students learn. Sign up for our Early Educators and/or K-12 editions with this form.

It’s important to know that reading is not a natural skill; it must be taught, and learning is hard work! Parents and caregivers are children’s first teachers, and the Library’s Ready to Read Team is here to help you with this work.

Choose one or choose them all! See all the reading challenges and get sign up information here.

Getting Library cards for all students is a top Toledo Lucas County Public Library goal! It’s easy for your school to participate:
  • Send an Excel spreadsheet with each student’s name, address, school ID number, and birth date to susan.roudebush@toledolibrary.org.
  • We will send you an email to confirm that the accounts have been created and directions about creating a PIN.
  • Students can then access all of the Library’s digital resources through our website.
  • Students can visit any  location to pick up a free physical Library card using their school ID number. This will allow them to check out physical materials.
  • Some of your students will already have cards, and they can continue to use those cards instead of, or in addition to, these new cards. If they don’t remember their Library card number, they or their parents can call any location for help.
Call 419.259.5200 with any questions or to get further help.

TutorSmart enrollment openings fluctuate as students’ needs change. Check TutorSmart’s enrollment page here for current openings. Contact TutorSmart at enrollment@tutorsmart-toledo.org or 419.210.1830 with questions.