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.
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.
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.
Contact us to schedule a tour of the library or for a librarian to visit your school.
Scholastic Teachables (IN LIBRARY or AT HOME) – Scholastic Teachables is an online database of 25,000 searchable and printable educational materials. Created by teachers, these ready-to‑use resources support parents preparing kids for kindergarten readiness, homeschool teachers, and learners from Pre-K to grade 6. Download printable activity sheets, mini-books, educational crafts, lesson plans, puzzles, and more on a variety of subjects and themes.
Something About the Author – Find out about the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults.
TumbleBook Library – TumbleBook Library is a curated database of children’s e-books for grades K-6.
Reviews & Suggestions
Great Books For Year-Round Giving – The W-TCPL Youth Services 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 gift guide is available as a printable PDF or pick up a free copy at any W-TCPL location. While we put the list out each year in time for holiday shopping, we hope you will refer to it year-round to help you decide which books to buy for birthdays, baby showers, and other occasions.
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.
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).