Chalk the Walk
in Library Grounds
Supporting students and teachers on the path to success.
We are committed to providing teachers with resources and services to enhance the learning experience. Teachers and homeschool educators within the city of Wadsworth are eligible for all of the services and resources outlined below. For more information, please call Outreach Services at 330.335.1296 or email email@example.com. If you need immediate assistance and cannot reach Outreach Services, please call the Children’s Department at 330.335.1295.
Library materials can be delivered to any school, child care center, or preschool within the Wadsworth City School district. We’ll also pick them up for you when you’re finished.
Teacher Loans & Drop Collections
Library staff will select materials based on your theme, project or age group. Requests can be made through our Outreach Services Department by calling 330.335.1296 or using the other contacts below.
Teacher accounts are fine-free on WPL juvenile books, and loan periods are for 30 days. Download an application here.
Library staff can prepare a presentation for your students to support your learning goals. Story times, book talks, themed presentations and research training are available for all ages.
Bring your class for a tour of the Library! A staff member will guide you and your students through the Library, teaching you how to find materials and explaining all of the services and programs we offer. Please call us to set up a tour.
Book Sets & Discussion Guides
Read together as a classroom or host a book club with these book sets for teachers. Titles can be checked out on a first come, first serve basis. After reading, supplement your discussions with these guides created by library staff, featuring questions about the book and extension activities.
Booklists based on grade or subject material are available at the desk in the Children’s Department, in the LOFT, or can be downloaded online here.
Big books are great for story times and family fun. They can be checked out from the Children’s Department on the second floor of the Library.
Audiobooks & Read Alongs
Audiobooks and Read Alongs are great for students who may struggle with reading. They can listen to the story through an audiobook, or follow the story with a Read Along, which pairs an audio recording with the physical book.
Located in the Children’s Department, 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.
The Library hosts ACT Subject Reviews and Practice Tests periodically throughout the school year. Students can meet with subject matter experts to learn best practices for studying and test-taking, then complete a fully timed practice test mimicking the same conditions as the actual exam. Check here for the next upcoming dates.
Die Cut Machine
A die cut machine is available for teachers to use in the Children’s Department; requests can be made at the children’s reference desk. You must supply your own paper.
The Library offers free printing (up to 50 pages a day) from our public computers, from your home computer, or from your mobile device. Learn more about printing at the library or printing from your own device.
The Library offers free wifi service to all patrons. The password is posted at the Circulation Desk and throughout the Library.
Bookflix & Trueflix
Bookflix and Trueflix are resources designed to encourage a love of reading by bringing the words to life in animated versions of the titles, and the original artwork is used in a variety of fun and educational ways. BookFlix combines well-loved fiction titles with non-fiction books, and TrueFlix features Scholastic’s non-fiction collection. Both include additional resources and lesson ideas for teachers and parents.
Free Online Databases
The Library provides access to a number of online databases that can be used for early literacy support, student research and study, or lesson planning. You can view lists of these databases on our Research Resources, Homework Help, or Teacher & Parenting pages.
Outreach Services Department