Youth Services librarians are happy to offer a variety of services to assist teachers in providing materials and programs for their classrooms, as well as programs in the library.
At the Library or in the Classroom
Teachers are welcome to visit the library with their classes at anytime to look for books or work on research projects.
Book Talks and Story Programs
We are happy to provide book talks or story programs tailored for your students either at the library or in your classroom.
Tours of Wright Library for any age group--or for teachers--may be arranged upon request. Please schedule tours and other programs as far in advance as possible and provide alternative dates.
Workshops for Students or Teachers
Instructional sessions may be arranged that focus on various areas of library use. Such workshops include:
- Using the Library Catalog
- Finding What You Need in the Library
- How to Use the Library's Research Databases
- Introduction to Searching the Internet
Or sessions can be designed for your classes particular needs and interests.
When an entire class is looking for materials on the same subject, the library's resources can quickly disappear from the shelves. Teachers can help by informing the library when they assign work that requires library research. We will then reserve appropriate materials for in-library use only. This way students are guaranteed access to them. We can ensure items for reserve collections in these ways:
- With 3-10 days notice, materials currently on the shelves may be reserved for in-library use.
- With 3 weeks notice, materials currently on the shelves, plus materials out on loan will be held to be put in a reserved collection.
- With 8 weeks notice, new materials may be ordered if the library has nothing or little on a topic, if funds are available, and if the materials conform to our collection development policy
Teachers often are looking for specific materials to use in their classrooms. Requests for new materials can be made by filling out a Suggestion for Purchase form at the library or online . Provide as much identifying information as possible, including, at minimum, Title, Author/Artist, and format (i.e. book, CD, DVD, etc.). Also note that your request is for supplemental curriculum material, along with the age group for whom the request is being made.
Teacher Book Lists
These booklists are designed to assist teachers with the Ohio Academic Content Standards .
Check AR Levels - Type in the title of the book in the search box and click Go!
Youth Services Department brochures and booklists are created in the Portable Document Format (.pdf). You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view or print the brochure. Click here
to get Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Requests for Collections
We are glad to fill requests for collections tailored to your classroom needs. Please make your request in advance of when you need the collection as it usually takes several days to do a careful job of selecting materials for you, especially when more than 50 items are required. We will always do our best to meet your schedule, but we cannot guarantee to have collections ready on short notice. Requests may be made in person, by phone (294-7171), by fax (294-8578), or through our Teacher Collection Request Form
Materials will be checked out on your personal Wright Library card, so you will need to provide us with the barcode number from your library card. We will notify you as soon as your collection is ready, so please wait for our phone call before coming to pick up the materials. Also, note that your collection is checked out on the day we contact you, so any delay in picking up your materials means less time before they are due back.
If the collection is not picked up within five days after you are notified, the items will be reshelved. If there is an unavoidable delay, please call to make arrangements for an extension.
Returning Your Collection
Please return your collection to the check-out desk.
The loan period is six weeks for books, audiobooks, and music CDs and two weeks for videos and DVDs.
Renewing Your Collection
Your collection can be renewed twice for an additional three weeks each time. You may renew online, by phone, or in person at the check-out desk. Items on hold for another patron cannot be renewed.
Materials not returned or renewed by the due date are overdue and accumulate fines of 10 cents per day per item. (The only exception are "Fast Read" and "Fast View" items which are $1.00 per day per item, but it is unlikely that these would be included in a collection.) Fines are charged to your library card.
Please keep in mind that, per library policy, late, damaged, or lost items will incur a fine, and fines will not be waived. Fines/fees that total $5.00 or more must be paid in full before any additional materials can be borrowed.
Limitations and Exceptions
Wright Library patrons are permitted to have up to 150 items checked out simultaneously. If you need more than 150 items for classroom use, please ask for an exception.
No one may borrow all the books on a single topic. Upon request we will gladly reserve books on any topic for in-library use, so that your students are guaranteed access to them.
Because of their seasonal popularity, limitations do apply to Holiday books during the six weeks before a holiday.
Keeping Track of What You Have Borrowed
A list of the materials you have borrowed will be included with your collection. You may also print a list of all items you have out on loan at any catalog terminal in the library or view them in your online account