Youth Services

full time youth services staff photo​Wright Library's Youth Services team is ready to support the curiosity and education of our community. Please don't hesitate to Contact Us with questions or feedback.

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
Heather Jackson, Library Associate

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get an eCardResources available for families, kids, and teens:  

  • Book Buddies connects teen volunteers with reluctant K-3rd grade readers for reading practice and encouragement.
  • Tumblebooks, Hoopla, Kanopy Kids, and Ohio Digital Library offer bountiful audiobooks, chapter books, picture books, EZ readers, read alongs, animated story books, music, movies, magazines and more. All you need is a Wright Library library card or eCard.
  • Become a Teen Volunteer
  • The Library's YouTube channel has recorded programs and peer book reviews available to view 24/7.
    • Educational resources for parents include recorded programs about homeschooling, creating an educational environment at home, recommended educational apps, and more.
    • Homeschoolers can suggest multiple materials for purchase at one time by using this form, instead.
    • Suggest a purchase to the Library at any time, by any cardholder.  This form accepts one request at a time.
    • Opt in for email notification for up-to-date information on the library, its programs, and services.  
    • Apply for an eCard from Wright Library, open to all Ohio residents who don't already have a Wright Library card.
    • Request a BookFlight for children or teens and get a small bundle of items handpicked for your child based on their preferences.
    • Register for the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library. In just a few minutes, you can give your child the gift of a new books. Sign up any child from birth up to age 5 to receive a new book in the mail each month at no cost to you. If you have questions or need assistance registering, please call the library and a Youth Services staff member will assist you.


    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, and Dayton History/Carillon Historical Park.  Passes can be reserved through the online catalog.

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