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The Youth Services Staff is committed to offering support to teachers working with children from preschool through high school.  Whatever your needs might be, please do not hesitate to ask for assistance. Contact Youth Services Manager, Mrs. Kathy Heller at minervalibraryyouth@gmail.com or call 330-868-4101.  Minerva Public Library resources of special interest to teachers include:


Book Collections

Patrons who teach in the Minerva Local School District may be given a patron status that will allow them to have up to 500 items checked out at one time. The Youth Services Department manages the teacher collections and can be reached by calling 330-868-4101.  The Youth Services staff is willing to gather the number of books you want on the subjects of your choice and grade level your students require.  A week's notice for preparing your collection is appreciated. 

Class Visits

Library staff are happy to work with local educators to enrich children’s learning. The library offers programs to schools and educators within the library’s service area both at the library and through staff visits to your classroom. Visits by school classes to the library or visits to schools by library staff will be scheduled as time and staffing permit. Visits to the library include a story read by library staff and time for children to select and check out books of their choice. 

Parent Teacher Collection

Our Parent Teacher Collection of books and audio-visual materials can be found in the Youth Services Department. The books and magazines in this collection have been chosen to fulfill the research and resource needs of those working with children.

Websites of Interest to Teachers and Others Working With Children

ALA/ALSC Sites for Parents, Caregivers, Teachers & Others
The American Library Association along with the Association for Library Services to Ohio Children offer an extensive list of sites for Parents, Caregivers, Teachers & Others.

Day By Day Ohio Family Literacy Calendar
With a perpetual calendar featuring songs, activities, book suggestions, and videos, this website supports early literacy skills and helps families, caregivers, and educators get young children ready for school.

Family Education Network 
Activities, crafts, recipes and games for children and their families.

Ohio Department of Education
An obvious Internet stop for Ohio teachers, this site is packed full of useful information and resources, and covers everything from how to renew your teaching license to Ohio's learning standards, from model curricula to professional development, and beyond.

Ohio Web Library
Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN) provides a connection to numerous, reliable research databases for doing homework or other information gathering needs. 

World Book Student for Teachers
This section of World Book Student offers a variety of resources useful for creating lesson plans for students in K-12 that tie into state and provincial curriculum correlations, as well as links to external lesson plans and professional education materials, webquests to help build foundational knowledge of specific topics, and more.