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.REQUEST A TIME
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.REQUEST A COLLECTION
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.WATCH NOW
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.SIGN UP
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.Browse
Accelerated Reader / Lexile
Find books for specific grade levels with our Accelerated Reader and Lexile Search Tool.
Read, Watch, Do
Activities for PREK-3
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)
Have you ever heard that April showers bring May flowers? Rain is important to help everything grow.Continue Reading: eBooks About Rain for Little Learners (Preschool, Kindergarten, and Grades 1-3)
Topics by Grade Level
Suggest a topic or request a digital booklist by email at Childrens.Library@toledolibrary.org
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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!Learn More