Youth Services

full time youth services staff photo​Dear patrons,

During this time when the Wright Library is closed, we wanted to offer a few links to services that might help support the home learning experience for young learners. 

  • Virtual storytimes are now available, follow Wright Memorial Public Library's Facebook page.
  • Tumblebooks one click access to: animated story books, read alongs, early reader non-fiction, videos, language learning, playlists, puzzles and games. No library card is needed as long as it is accessed through the library website.
  • Online encyclopedias: World Book, Explora Primary K-5, and Kids Info Bits.  A library card is needed for access, and anyone who is an Ohio resident can apply for an eCard from Wright Library online.  
  • Opt in for email notification as staff announces new alternative programs and access to materials during the building closure.

Please don't hesitate to Contact Us with questions or feedback,

With warm regards from your,

Youth Services Departmentget an eCardJacqui Taylor, Youth Services Coordinator
Diane Bengson, Young Adult Librarian
Karen Mills, Children's Librarian
Jessica BonDurant, Library Associate
Sarah Allison, Library Associate

Here's a page with online resources for kids >>

AR Book Find
AR Book Find is a highly useful website for finding books' Accelerated Reader (ATOS) levels and point values.  You may do a Quick Search for an individual title, or use Advanced Search to generate a list of titles that fit your specific needs.  Please note: the library does not own every book found on the AR Book Find site. 

 


Welcome to the Library's Youth Services Department!  We are always looking to serve you, our library patron, in new and creative ways.  We love to hear from you, so please don't hesitate to Contact Us with questions or feedback.

 

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Sprout Learning Backpacks
Makerboxes

 

 

 

 

Download or print our printable event calendar for a list of upcoming programming for youth at the library.  For additional details concerning events, please see the Calendar.

 

AR Book Find
AR Book Find is a highly useful website for finding books' Accelerated Reader (ATOS) levels and point values.  You may do a Quick Search for an individual title, or use Advanced Search to generate a list of titles that fit your specific needs.  Please note: the library does not own every book found on the AR Book Find site. 

Teacher Cards and Collections
The library supports educators' special needs by offering a special card for their professional use.  Home educators and school teachers alike are eligible to apply for teacher cards, which allow holders longer loan periods, higher item limits, and some fine forgiveness.  Please see our Teacher Cards page for the full policy and to complete an application, or request a Teacher Collection.

Museum Passes
The library offers borrow-able passes to four community institutions.  Families are encouraged to use these 3-day passes to explore Dayton's most enriching activities!  Passes are available to the Dayton Art Institute, Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm, Learning Tree Farm, and Dayton History (Carillon Historical Park, Patterson Homestead, and Paul Laurence Dunbar State Memorial).  Passes can be reserved through the online catalog.

Contact Us
Please feel free to contact the Youth Services department with your questions, requests, suggestions, comments, and concerns.  Visit us at the library; call us at 294-7171; use the emails below; or contact us online.  

Jacqui Taylor, Youth Services Coordinator
Diane Bengson, Young Adult Librarian
Karen Mills, Children's Librarian
Michele Schoen, Library Associate
Sarah Allison, Library Associate