School Visits for Summer Reading

Oceans of Possibilities_kidsThe Library is offering school visits in May to promote Summer Reading. Contact Youth Services Manager Kinsey Hisle at to arrange a visit from our librarians. Summer Reading is a fantastic way to help combat the summer slide. With FREE fun, educational events and reading incentives, students can stay engaged all summer long!

This summer we’ll be using Beanstack to log reading and enter prize drawings. Go to to register for Beanstack. Beginning June 1st you can sign up for the Summer Reading challenge. Read for 10 days this summer for our challenge on Beanstack to earn prize books and raffle tickets for grand prizes. The more you read, the more books you’ll earn and the more chances you’ll have to win a grand prize. Check out our Events Calendar to see what’s coming up this summer. 


The Library has several special services for teachers to support and extend classroom activities. The Library offers the following resources:

Visit Us


Library ToursTime Zippy in library rotunda

Librarians are available to give class tours of the library. Tours may also include storytimes, book talks, library skills, Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) instruction, computer lab usage, and other activities. To arrange a class tour, please contact the Children’s Library at least two weeks before your requested tour date.

Transportation Grant for Library Visits

Through a local grant, the Library is able to offer travel expense reimbursements to teachers who utilize school bus transportation to bring their students to the Library for tours, projects, or programs. Travel reimbursement request forms are available from the Youth Services librarians.


We Visit You

BookmobileSchool Visits

Librarians are available to visit schools and classrooms for storytimes, book discussions, and explanation of library resources, services or programs. To arrange a school visit, please contact the Children’s Library at least two weeks before your requested visit date.

Bookmobile Visits

The bookmobile is available to visit schools for book selection and check out. Valid library cards are required to check out materials. To arrange a bookmobile visit, please contact the Outreach Department at least one week before your requested visit date.


Other Services


Book KitsBook Kits

Book discussion kits are available for small groups. Book kits have a checkout period of 4 weeks and allow for 1 renewal. Click here for a complete listing of book kit titles.


History Crates

Inspired by The Louisville Speed Museum’s Art Detectives project, the History Crates contain historic objects combined with educational materials. The crates are appropriate for Grades 3-5 and for classes lasting about an hour. One crate can serve from two to 25 students. Click here for more information.

Online Resource Training

Librarians are available to visit classrooms or teacher trainings to discuss and demonstrate any of our online resources or eMedia platforms. Click here for a complete listing of online resources.

Assignment Alert

Librarians are available to pull a selection of materials for in-class units or projects. Please contact the Children’s Library at least one week in advance of your requested pick up date. A valid library card is required to check out materials.