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As a parent, you are your child’s first teacher. The Library supports parents and caregivers by offering programs, services and resources to help you succeed in your most important job.

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Programs

Our programs bridge learning and fun. We encourage hands-on discovery, creative thinking and a love for reading. 

Story Times

Our story times are created with the purpose of encouraging the love of reading. During a story time you can expect to experience stories, songs and movements together with your child. We offer a variety of story times for all ages and schedules.

Special Programs

Our special programs for children offer a variety of topics and encourage the love of reading and need for discovery. Children attending our programs also practice social skills, character building and much more

Summer Reading Club

Our annual summer reading club is a way to encourage children to read all year long. This eight week club offers incentives for children as they read. We have clubs for children ages birth-18. 


Parent-Teacher Collection

Our parent-teacher collection is curated with the goal of helping parents and teachers with common questions that arise when working with and raising children. There are also resources on improving comprehension, lesson planning, activity extensions and learning standards.


Databases

BookFlix

BookFlix combines well-loved fiction titles with non-fiction books to encourage student learning. Students can watch the original artwork come to life, listen to and read the story as the text scrolls along the page or turn off the sound and read the book on their own. BookFlix also offers additional resources and lesson ideas for teachers and parents.

Kid's Search

This database is created specifically for students in grades kindergarten through 8thgrade. It combines encyclopedia and other quality resources for students to search for information.

NoveList K-8

This database helps readers by offering book summaries, reading lists and recommendations. It also allows users to search by author and title read-a-likes.

Searchasaurus

This database allows users to search for information by topic or genre. It also allows you to search within a specific lexile or reading level.

Student Resource Center

This research database is designed for middle and upper grade students. It allows users to search for topics, including biographies within encyclopedia and other higher quality resources.

TrueFlix

TrueFlix features Scholastic’s non-fiction collection. Students can pick from a variety of topics and then select books to either read or watch. TrueFlix also offers additional resources and lesson ideas for teachers and parents

World Book

This database offers 2 options for children, World Book Kids and Early World of Learning. Both databases include encyclopedia entries on a variety of topics and people.


Research Links

American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics’ website is dedicated to the health of children and families. There are articles, tips and links to resources.

Common Sense Media

This website helps parents keep track of what their children are reading, viewing and listening to. There are reviews, content descriptions and ratings for a large variety of media.

Great Websites for Kids

This website is a collection of librarian approved sites for children, collected by the American Library Association.

Ohio Ready to Read

The Ohio Ready to Read program is a joint effort of the Ohio Library Council and the State Library of Ohio created to help educate Ohio’s families on the importance of early literacy.

OnGuard Online

The federal government’s website with information on internet safety for children and adults. There are printable information booklets for parents on how to help keep their children safe online. 

PBS Kids for Parents

PBS has a variety of resources, games and articles for parents.