Youth Services

I love working at the library and helping kids of all ages connect with literature. My favorite quote is from Dr. Seuss, “The more you read, the more things you know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go.” Kristin Wilson

Youth Services Manager, kwilson@loudonvillelibrary.org

I feel literature is a great tool and allows us to explore the world around us without having to leave our homes, as well as learn new vocabulary and concepts. Tessa Shetler

Youth Services Assistant, tshetler@loudonvillelibrary.org

I believe the library is more than just books and computers. Libraries are a place where children gather to explore, interact and grow. Brie Haag

Youth Services Assistant, bhaag@loudonvillelibrary.org

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Desmond, the owl, wants to know whoo’s ready to read?

Did you know that reading to your child is one of the most powerful ways to boost his or her brain power? The simple and enjoyable act of sharing books helps your child learn pre-reading skills such as understanding the sounds letters make, developing a bigger vocabulary and building background knowledge. These are all important skills that help prepare your child for learning to read and entering kindergarten.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is fun, exciting and a free way to start your child on the path to success. Any child ages birth to five can participate. Stop in today and register your child.

Dolly Parton’s
Imagination Library

Since 1965, Dolly Parton has fostered the love of reading by gifting selected books each month to preschool children and their families.

According to Dolly Parton’s website, “Currently 1600 communities provide the Imagination Library to over 1,000,000 children each month.” If you would like to sign up your child for Imagination Library, the application is available at the library. If you need assistance or have questions please contact the Youth Services Department.

Educator Cards

Educator cards are available for classroom teachers, student teachers, parents who home school, tutors, and daycare providers.

  • All materials are checked out for a loan period of six weeks, with the exception of DVDs, Blu-Rays, KITS and Launchpads, which have a loan period of one week. All library materials can be reserved.
  • Educator cards allow for 150 items to be checked out.
  • Educator cards do not receive late fees. However, educators are responsible for any missing or damaged materials.
  • Please remember that the educator card is for school/educational purposes only and is not for personal use.
School loans allow you to request subject area sets or class sets of one title for classroom use.

  •  To request a school loan, please fill out the School Loan Request form completely and return it to the Youth Services Department in person, via fax or email, preferably at least 14 days before pick-up.
    • The more time we have to gather materials, the more quality and quantity we will be able to offer you in your school loan.
  • School loans will be held for one week from the specified “date of pick-up” and will then be returned to the collection.
  • We can also hold subject sets in the library for student research purposes. Please let us know when your assignment will start and end and we will pull and bring in material for students to ensure they have material for their subject areas research.
    • The assignment sheets you provide your students are very helpful.

3 for Me Cards

The Library issues student cards to every LPEVSD student in the district known as a “3 for Me” card.

A “3 for Me” card will allow students to:

  • check out up to three (3) print items at a time, including items requested from another library through our holds system;
  • have complete access to all e-media owned by the Loudonville Public Library including databases, and Ohio Digital Library;
  • NO overdue fines on items checked out on the cards.
Students will be responsible for lost and damaged items. Each lost or damaged item will reduce the number of possible checkouts by one (1) until such time as the lost or damaged item is paid for. For example, a student checks out three books, and one is chewed on by their dog. They may continue to check out two items on their card until they pay for the damaged book. Once the book is paid for, they may check out three items again.

Students who wish to have a regular full-access library card may still have one, with a parent or guardian signature. A “3 for Me” card does not replace a full library card. It’s only intended to supplement access to materials for LPEVSD students.

Leveled Books

Students are often required to read a book on their reading level for school. For easier browsing of all books for Kindergarten – 6th grade students independent reading, have a color label corresponding to their reading level. Our books are leveled based on the Accelerated Reader system. For more information on AR or to find books based on the reading level please visit arbookfind.com.