Resources for Parents & Teachers

Library Cards for Kids

Juvenile Library Card – There are no age requirements for a W-TCPL library card, however, a parent must have a card in order to sign up their child. For more information, see how to Get a Library Card.

Take2 Card Option – All W-TCPL locations also offer a Take2 Card for children and teens age 17 or younger without a parental or legal guardian signature. A maximum of two print items may be borrowed on the card. The card may also be used to access online resources and computers. The Take2 card holder must be present to use the card in the library.

Teacher Totes

A Teacher Tote is a librarian-selected collection of children’s trade books and other library materials relating to one subject. Totes are designed to supplement textbooks and enrich curriculum. It is our goal that through this service, learning will be enhanced and both teacher and students will become more aware of what the public library has to offer.

Totes are meant to be used in classroom situations with students in preschool to grade 12 (not for displays, personal use, college projects, etc.).

What do Teacher Totes contain?

Totes will contain approximately 20 items, depending on the subject and the availability of materials. Totes may include books (children’s books and/or teacher manuals/activity books), magazines, audio books. A list of materials in the Tote will be provided.

Educational DVDs, which check out for three weeks, may be loaned as part of a tote. (Entertainment DVDs are not available as a teacher tote item.) Up to four specifically requested titles may be included in a Tote.

Totes cannot be made for Ohio or holidays. The library reserves the right to limit any subject in high demand.

How can I get a Teacher Tote?

Teacher Totes will be loaned to any teacher (preschool to grade 12) by calling the Youth Services Department at the Warren Library at (330) 399-8807, ext. 206 or by completing an at least one week (7 days) in advance. You may reserve a Tote up to one month in advance (no earlier).

LIMIT – One Tote per month.

The teacher must have a library card in good standing to borrow Tote materials.

All materials will circulate for 21 days. Overdue fines will be charged per item, as usual. You may renew any item(s) in your Tote.

Assignment Alerts

An Assignment Alert lets your local branch of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library know in advance when you and your students will need materials for class assignments. Though our resources are limited in quantities (for example, we won’t have 30 copies of one title), the librarians can best help your students by identifying resources and related materials that will be available and useful.

Library Tours

Contact us to schedule a tour of the library or for a librarian to visit your school.

Reading Resources

Library Resources

Novelist K-8 Plus (IN LIBRARY or AT HOME) – This children’s literature database includes recommended reads and “If You Like…” lists.

Something About the Author – Find out about the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults.

Reviews & Suggestions

Great Books For Year-Round Giving – The W-TCPL Youth Services Department staff has chosen the titles in this gift guide from books published over the past year. Each book has been selected for its timeless quality and lasting kid appeal. Each listing includes a summary of the book, the writer and/or illustrator, and the age range for which the book is most appropriate. The guide is a wonderful tool to help you select books that will be read, re-read, and treasured by the children who receive them as gifts for birthdays, baby showers, and other occasions any time of year!

ReadKiddoRead – James Patterson’s website provides excellent suggested reading lists by age. There’s something for every reader.

Bookworm for Kids – Reviews are divided into age groups, subjects, genres, and themes to help you find the right book.

What’s Next: Books in Series – What book comes next in the series you’re reading? Find out with this database by the Kent District Library.

Commonsense Media – Parents can search for reviews that give information about age appropriateness of children’s materials (3 free reviews per month; unlimited access requires a membership).

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