Parent Teacher Resources

Resources and activities for parents and teachers to support the education and growth of children and students.

"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."

Walt Disney

Teacher Library Card

A separate Teacher Loan library card for Avon Lake Public Library will be issued upon request to primary and secondary teachers, pre-school teachers, and homeschooling instructors residing or working in Avon Lake.

Book Pulls

Don’t have time to come in and search for materials for your latest lesson plan?  The Children’s Department supports parents, teachers of all-aged children, and homeschoolers by pulling materials on topics as needed. Please allow 1-2 days for larger book pulls to be done. 

DIY Storytime Bags

Looking for specific themes to read about paired with fun activities for your toddler or preschooler?  Request a DIY Storytime bag here. Bags include 5-7 picture books to read aloud and a handout with music and activity suggestions to do at home. Themes vary by season.

Click Here

I Just Need Some Library Materials!

Fill out the form here to tell us about your child's interests and reading level. We'll put together a collection of materials that can be picked up through our Curbside Service or at the Holds Shelf.

Click Here

Book List for Kids

The Randolph Caldecott Medal, frequently shortened to just the Caldecott, annually recognizes the preceding year's "most distinguished American picture book for children".

Given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.

The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Each year the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children's books, recordings, and digital media. Use the links below or on the menu at the left to access current and past children's notable lists, and learn about the submission process.