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 .
Jacqui Taylor , Youth Services Coordinator
Diane Bengson , Young Adult Librarian
Johnnie Kling , Library Associate
Karen Mills , Children's Librarian
Olivia Hessler , Library Associate
Get your head in the game! Summer Reading Club 2016 is all about getting moving and using your brain!
How do I sign up?
Register for Summer Reading Club by filling out the online registration form (available May 18) or asking a Youth Services staff member at the Library. Registration opens May 18! In the meantime, get ready to join us at the Kick-Off Program  May 28 for a storywalk, new Makerboxes reveal, snacks, and pick-ups for your first registration prize.
Who can sign up?
Summer Reading Club is open to everybody, from birth to teenagers entering their senior year of high school.
What events and programs can I go to this summer?
There are over 100 programs for children and teens at the Library this summer! Please check our online calendar.  A printable calendar for the entire summer will be available soon. Here's a sneak peek: there will be dance groups, sharks, music, and more!
Hint: Look for the mark on the right to tell if a program or event is specially creating for SRC!
What counts as reading?
Audiobooks, magazines, print books, e-books, board books, chapter books, picture books, fiction, and nonfiction all count the same, so read what interests you! Older siblings reading to younger siblings counts for both readers. Listening to a story read by a parent or caregiver counts, too! If you are uncertain about the exact amount of time you read, make your best guess and round up. Some readers may prefer to fill out half a box at a time.
What awesome prizes can I win?
1. Registration Prize: Kick start your summer of learning with a sports-themed deck of cards and gift certificates to the Ohio State Fair and Ohio State Parks! These will be available at the Library starting at our Kick-Off Weekend Saturday, May 28. No matter when you sign up, you are eligible for this prize.
2. Weekly Coupons: For every week you do at least half an hour of reading, you earn a coupon to an area business! You can claim your coupon each week, or collect the coupons in batches if you visit the Library less frequently. Coupons may be collected retroactively but not in advance.
3. Reading Prizes: After completing your first 12 hours of reading, you earn a free new book of your choosing from the librarians’ hand-selected collection of award winners and popular favorites! After completing 24 hours, you get to choose a second book, you are awarded a Nerf-style foam toy and a yard sign, and you are entered into the Grand Prize Drawings! If you read over 24 hours, you earn additional books for every additional 24 hours you complete (i.e., 48 hours, 72 hours, 96 hours, etc.).
4. Grand Prize Drawings: Our generous sponsors donated some really cool prizes—t-shirts, event tickets, gift certificates, board games and more! For every 24 hours of reading completed, you will be automatically entered in the Grand Prize Drawings. Entries must be submitted to the Library by Friday, Aug. 12 at 9 p.m.
Note: All SRC prizes must be picked up by Sunday, Sept. 4. Prizes will be distributed while supplies last.
Questions? Contact Jacqui Taylor