Resources for Pre-K – 12 Teaching and Learning

No matter where you are teaching or learning this year, the Library is here to help. On this page, you can request a class visit or book collection, watch recorded Library programs and storytimes, get Library cards, booklists by email, search our catalog for Accelerated Reader books, and explore our topic collections. Helpful video links show you (and your students) how to access our learning, research, and reading resources. We also have:

  • Live homework help and tutoring is available daily from noon to midnight at Tutor.com.
  • Free printable worksheets and activity pages on hundreds of topics can be found at Scholastic Teachables.
  • No printer at home? Contact your nearest library for help printing up to 10 free pages per day.
  • Sign up for our helpful Educator Newsletter for tips on using all our resources to help your students learn.
  • Stay up-to-date on new materials and book suggestions by subscribing to one (or multiple!) of our monthly book lists.

If you can’t find what you need on this page, please call us at 419.259.5200 or send email to Ask a Librarian.

VIRTUAL CLASS VISITS

15 or 30-minute virtual class visits via Zoom or through your preferred platform. Customized visit to meet your students’ needs, including: storytimes for preschool - third grade; a guided tour of the Library website for digital reading or project research; and book talks.

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CLASS BOOK COLLECTIONS

Are you looking for books for your students based on a topic and age level? Or do you need multiple copies of the same book? Or are you a licensed childcare provider looking for books to be delivered? Request Book Kits for pick up at any Library location.

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ONLINE STORYTIMES

Great books for pre-school and emerging readers read by our children’s librarians and special guests including Toledo Fire Chief Brian Byrd, Dr. Romulus Durant, Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz, and more.

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STUDENT LIBRARY CARDS

Do you or your students need a Library card? It’s free and easy for anyone to sign up for eCards which provide almost instant access to all digital resources. Call 419.259.5200 to discuss options for getting cards to all of your students and/or special school access passes.

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READ ALOUD STORIES FOR K-3

Our children's librarians read aloud their favorite longer stories. We've selected narrative non-fiction, picture book biographies, classic (and modern) folk and fairy tales, and award winners just right for early elementary students.

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Accelerated Reader / Lexile

Find books for specific grade levels with our Accelerated Reader and Lexile Search Tool.

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Activities for PREK-3

NEWEST THEMES:

Many of the libraries have community gardens for you to pick from. After you read these books, check out the community gardens at the Birmingham, Lagrange, Locke, Maumee, Mott, and Toledo Heights branches.

Continue Reading: Gardening resources for Preschool/ Kindergarten; Early Elementary (1-3)

Poems are words put together using rhythm, patterns, and rhymes to express thoughts and emotions. April is National Poetry Month.

Continue Reading: Poetry Resources for PreK-Grade 3

Topics by Grade Level

100th Day of School for PreK-3

Animal Hibernation for PreK-3

Arctic Animals resources for Grades PreK-3

Art resources for Grades PreK-3

Best Books for Preschool and Kindergarten

Bugs resources for Preschool-Grade 3

Caldecott Winners for PreK-3

Cinco de Mayo resources for Preschool/ Kindergarten; Early Elementary (1-3)

Comics and Graphic Novels for Grades PreK-3

Dental Health Resources for Preschool/ Kindergarten

Earth Day Resources for Preschool-Grade 3

Easter Resources for Grades PreK-3

eBooks About Rain for Little Learners (Preschool, Kindergarten, and Grades 1-3)

Election Resources for Kids K-3

Elections & Voting for PreK-3

Explore Art for PreK-3

Gardening resources for Preschool/ Kindergarten; Early Elementary (1-3)

Guiding Kids in the Digital World, Books for PreK-Kindergarten

Hanukkah Stories for Grades PreK-5

Independent Kids Embrace Fashion with Style! Resources for Preschool and Kindergarten

Interactive Picture Books for Preschool/ Kindergarten

Kwanzaa resources for Grades K-5

Martin Luther King Jr., Day for PreK-3

National Library Week resources for PreK-Grade 3

New Year's resources for Grades PreK-5

Poetry Resources for PreK-Grade 3

Presidents' Day for Grades PreK-3

Religious Christmas resources for Grades PreK-5

Self Esteem Resources for Preschool/Kindergarten

Short Books for Grades 4-5

Spread Kindness for PreK-3

Spring Resources for Grades PreK-3

Stay Healthy for PreK-3

Unplugged Play resources for Grades PreK-5

Valentine's Day Picture Books for Grades PreK-3

Winter Solstice resources for Grades PreK-5

Winter Weather Resources for Grades PreK-3

Women's History Month for PreK-3

100th Day of School for PreK-3

Animal Hibernation for PreK-3

Animal Hibernation resources for Grades PreK-3

Arctic Animals resources for Grades PreK-3

Best Books for Second Grade Readers

Best Books for Third Grade Readers

Best Series Books for Early Elementary Readers

Better Together for PreK-3

Bugs resources for Preschool-Grade 3

Caldecott Winners for PreK-3

Chinese New Year resources for Grades PreK-5

Christmas (Secular) resources for Grades PreK-5

Comics and Graphic Novels for Grades PreK-3

Community Helpers resources for Grades 1-3

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. resources for Grades PreK-3

Earth Day Resources for Preschool-Grade 3

Easter Resources for Grades PreK-3

eBooks About Rain for Little Learners (Preschool, Kindergarten, and Grades 1-3)

Election Resources for Kids K-3

Elections & Voting for PreK-3

Explore Art for PreK-3

Fantasy Books for Grades 1-3

Forces and Motion Resources for Preschool, Kindergarten, and Early Elementary Students

Gardening resources for Preschool/ Kindergarten; Early Elementary (1-3)

Great Ideas for Teachers and Parents: Resources for Teaching Grades K-8

Hanukkah Stories for Grades PreK-5

Historical Fiction for Grades 1-3

Homeschooling Resources for Grades PreK-12

Kwanzaa resources for Grades K-5

Landforms Resources for Grades 1-5

Light and Shadow Leap Into Science resources for Early Elementary (1-3); Upper Elementary (4-5)

Martin Luther King Jr., Day for PreK-3

Music Themed Books to Read to Your Child for Grades PreK-3

National Library Week resources for PreK-Grade 3

New Year's resources for Grades PreK-5

Poetry Resources for PreK-Grade 3

Presidents' Day for Grades PreK-3

Realistic Fiction for Grades 1-3

Religious Christmas resources for Grades PreK-5

Science Fiction resources for Early Elementary (1-3)

Short Books for Grades 4-5

Snowy Days for PreK-3

Sports Books for Grades 1-3

Spread Kindness for PreK-3

Spring Resources for Grades PreK-3

Stay Healthy for PreK-3

Summer Learning Activities and Resources for Grades 1-3

Thanksgiving Resources for Grades 1-3

Unplugged Play resources for Grades PreK-5

Valentine's Day Picture Books for Grades PreK-3

Winter Solstice resources for Grades PreK-5

Winter Weather Resources for Grades PreK-3

Women's History Month for PreK-3

Suggest a topic or request a digital booklist by email at Childrens.Library@toledolibrary.org

VIDEO TUTORIALS

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Activities to Go

We're bringing Library activity programs to you! Visit any location where we will have Activities to Go envelopes in bins outside. Each envelope has directions and supplies for fun activities at home for preschoolers, kids ages 5 - 10, and teens. If you can't get to a location, you can download the directions for each packet below. Take a picture of your creation and tag us on social media!

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