Youth Services

full time youth services staff photo​Dear patrons,

During this time when the Wright Library is closed, the staff is still here to support the curiosity and education of our community. Below we pulled to available for families, kids, and teens:  

  • Summer Reading Club is a great way to stay engaged and keep learning going through the summer months.
  • Virtual storytimes and many more programs are online. Follow Wright Memorial Public Library's Facebook page to get in the know.
  • Youth Services staff are online offering live programs, clubs, and meet-ups this summer, see the library's online events calendar.
  • Call Dial-a-Story to hear a 3 minute story read by one of the WMPL librarians. Call 937-234-7527 to hear a happy tale 24/7.
  • Children and teens share their love of reading on the Library's YouTube channel,  Sign up to star in your own Readers Corner video.
  • Debuting Summer 2020: Book Buddies connects teen volunteers with reluctant K-3rd grade readers for reading practice and encouragement.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Curated booklists

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

With warm regards from your,

Youth Services Department

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

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. 

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.

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