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.


We will choose from available materials to fill requests with a quick turnaround for you! Just 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. At this time, you may reserve a maximum of 60 days in advance. Check back often as our inventory is always changing.

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

Most of these titles are available in eBook or eAudio format from Libby or hoopla (number of copies and availability varies).

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 are included per kit. Start your request with this form or call 419.259.5200.

Our librarians are ready to help your students. Let us customize a visit to meet your learning needs. Schedule your visit 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 full color posters which can be requested at your favorite Library location or by calling 419.259.5200.

For families who are preparing for kindergarten, we can help you be successful. Our virtual Countdown to Kindergarten program includes helpful videos about:

  • The Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA)
  • Skills you and your child can practice over the summer
  • Reading tips and a story about a child’s first day in kindergarten

Scroll down to view the video series and then you can request a kindergarten packet that includes: skill rings, safety scissors, and additional information about the KRA. Requests can be sent to readytoread@toledolibrary.org

You can also download and print:

Thank you to the Library Legacy Foundation for making this program possible!

Free, recorded stories for children, teens, and adults! Listen by phone any time of day or night. Just call 419.745.9700 and choose your age group and story. Stories updated every two weeks.

Our monthly Educator Newsletter provides tips on using all our resources to help your students learn. Sign up with this form.

Sign up today to have one free book per month sent to your child. If you register your newborn baby, that means you will receive up to 60 books! Start building your child’s at-home library early! Register for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library with this form or in person at any Toledo Library location


Ready to Read for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten through third grade.

  • Families are children’s first teachers. By interacting with your child every day, you can help ensure kindergarten readiness.
  • Our Ready to Read program is a parent education initiative designed to help families prepare children (birth-preschool) for kindergarten while providing the information and tools needed to build early literacy skills.
  • This team will also provide tips and insight for families who may need encouragement during the first years of elementary school.

For information or to schedule an individual or group training session, please complete this easy form or call 419.259.5253.

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

No printer at home? Contact your nearest Library for printing up to 10 free pages per day from Scholastic Teachables.

Our StoryWalks are hibernating for the winter. Please check back for our title rotation in the spring.

Call us at 419.259.5200 to get a Library card for all of your students.

Tutor.com offers online academic tutoring to K-12, intro-level college and GED students. No appointment is needed and tutors are available noon to midnight, 7 days a week! Study 24/7 with their practice quizzes and SkillsCenter Resource Library. Sample quizzes include ASVAB, ACT/SAT prep, Math Fundamentals and much more. Tutor.com also provides writing support either in a live session or through the Drop-off Paper review. Receive feedback on reports, essays, resumes and cover letters within 12 hours.

TutorSmart provides free after-school tutoring for 1st – 8th grade students in the Greater Toledo area. Fall registration is now open! Apply here. Contact TutorSmart at 419-210-1830 with questions.

If you don’t see your preferred location, check again soon as locations and openings change based on the number of students enrolled.

If you are interested in becoming a TutorSmart tutor, email your resume to HR@tutorsmart-toledo.org.

The submission deadline closed on Nov. 19. Check back soon for the winner announcement.