Youth Services

full time youth services staff photo​Dear patrons,

No matter what your upcoming school year looks like, Wright Library's Youth Services team is ready to support the curiosity and education of our community. Below is a list of resources available for families, kids, and teens:  

  • Summer Reading Club is a great way to stay engaged and keep learning going through the summer months- the final day to turn in reading is Aug. 8.
  • Virtual storytimes, clubs, meet-ups, and many more programs are now online. Check the Library's online calendar for upcoming events.
  • 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.
  • Shoot a Readers Corner video to show fellow children and teens the books you love to read.  It's fun and easy to share your love of reading on the Library's YouTube channel!
  • Book Buddies connects teen volunteers with reluctant K-3rd grade readers for reading practice and encouragement.
  • Tumblebooks, Hoopla, Kanopy Kids, Cloud Library, and the 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.
  • Apply for an eCard from Wright Library.  It is open to every resident of Ohio.  
  • Registering for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library means that your child will recieve a new new book for them to keep in the mail every month of their lives from birth until age 5. If you have questions or need assistance registering, please call the library and a Youth Services staff member will assist you.
  • Opt in for email notification for up-to-date information on the library, its programs, and services.  
  • Curated booklists, from 2020's Summer Reading Club, Imagine Your Story 
  • 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,

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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