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.
These printable flyers list 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 the Teacher Cards policy  for details and a printable application. Request a Teacher Collection here .
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 .
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 fill out one of our contact forms .
Research from the American Academy of Pediatrics  and the American Library Association  shows that reading with your children every day is important for their emotional and cognitive development. Easily incorporate reading and pre-literacy activities into your everyday life using the early literacy calendars below!
Check the calendar  for events.
We welcome teen volunteers. Teens, grades 7-12, can pick up a volunteer application at the library or print out the form  attached below. Once the application is completed and a parent has signed it, return it to the Youth Services Department. You will then be contacted by phone to make an appointment for a 15 minute training session and to arrange your volunteer schedule. Volunteer opportunities are available year round.
Volunteer tasks include helping with children's programs and doing office tasks. Helping with children's programs includes assisting with crafts, games, snacks, and reading aloud. Office tasks include cleaning stickers from books, recording call numbers for school AR programs, using the die-cut machine, organizing books by call number, and cutting and bagging items for crafts. We will work with each volunteer to match their interests and strengths to their assigned tasks.
Youth Services librarians work to support both parents and teachers by providing desired materials and information. Please contact us  with any requests.
AR Book Finder  - Find the AR level of a particular book, or reverse-search to find books at a particular AR level.
Every Child Ready to Read 
The Youth Services librarians offer programs and support for parents and teachers of special needs children. Update Coming!
Please contact the Youth Services department with your questions, requests, suggestions, comments, and concerns. Use the emails below or one of our contact forms .
Jacqui Taylor , Youth Services Coordinator
Call us at 294-7171, and of course we would love to see you at the library.