Our special teacher cards allow educators to check out titles from our Juvenile Deposit collection at the Main Library to supplement their classroom collections. This collection consists of children’s books, primarily for use in PreK-Grade 6, although also available to educators in middle or high school. To register for an Educator Card, come in to any library, call 304-343-4646, or email Terri.
Interested in bringing your class to the library or having a librarian visit your school? We’d love to work with you to arrange a school or library visit as part of our classroom support for grades PreK to 12. We also welcome visits from homeschool groups.
Connect Child Care Resource & Referral
Determines eligibility for government-subsidized child care, recruits child care providers, and trains and educates child care providers.
The mission of WV Health Right is to provide quality medical, dental, pharmaceutical, and health education services to those who need help.
Healthy Grandfamilies is a free initiative led by West Virginia State University to provide information and resources to grandparents who are raising one or more grandchildren.
Kanawha County Schools
Kanawha County Schools (KCS) is the largest school system in West Virginia. The district serves over 28,000 students.
Legal Aid of West Virginia
Provides civil legal services, behavioral health advocacy, and long-term care and eldercare legal assistance.
Schoenbaum Family Enrichment Center
Big Brothers Big Sisters, Charleston Childcare and Learning Center, WV Birth to Three, WV Career Transition Services, and other programs.
United Way 2-1-1
Find local information about food, shelter, emergency and disaster relief, employment and education opportunities, veteran services, health.
Women's Health Center of West Virginia
Non-profit health center providing the full range of women's reproductive health services and gynecological care
Books for Curriculum Development
Thank You, Teacher from the Very Hungry Caterpillar
Show friends and family how much you appreciate them with the Very Hungry Caterpillar's colorful book of thanks.
Perfect for Thanksgiving or any day of the year, this charming book of pictures is the colorful way to tell loved ones thanks! Featuring art from the World of Eric Carle, this joyful book follows The Very Hungry Caterpillar and celebrates all that makes us most thankful.
We Give Thanks
From acclaimed and beloved creators Cynthia Rylant and Sergio Ruzzier comes a cozy and quirky picture book that reminds us of all the wonderful things we have to be thankful for.
We give thanks for apple trees
and bushes filled with roses.
We give thanks for nice warm soup
and fires to warm our toeses.
Follow two sweet friends as they zip around town talking to all their pals about the things they love. The pair may even have a plan cooking to show everyone their gratitude! With its themes of thankfulness and inclusion, this playfully illustrated story is the perfect read for Thanksgiving—or for any day of the year.
Thank You, Earth
Acclaimed children’s book author and photographer April Pulley Sayre’s love letter to Earth is a stunning exploration of the beauty and complexity of the world around us. Remarkable photographs and a rich, layered text introduce concepts of science, nature, geography, biology, poetry, and community.
April Pulley Sayre, award-winning photographer and acclaimed author of more than sixty-five books, introduces concepts of science, nature, and language arts through stunning photographs and a poetic text structured as a simple thank-you note.
Touching on subjects from life cycles to weather, colors, shapes, and patterns, this is an ideal resource for science and language art curriculums and a terrific book for bedtime sharing. Thank You, Earth is a great choice for Earth Day celebrations, as well as family and group read-alouds.
Includes backmatter with kid-friendly ideas for conservation projects information about the photographs, and additional resources.
Around the Table That Grandad Built
A beautifully illustrated celebration of bounty and gratitude, family and friendship, perfect for the holidays and every day.
This is the table that Grandad built.
These are the sunflowers picked by my cousins,
set on the table that Grandad built.
In a unique take on the cumulative classic "This Is the House That Jack Built," a family gathers with friends and neighbors to share a meal around a table that brims with associations: napkins sewn by Mom, glasses from Mom and Dad's wedding, silverware gifted to Dad by his grandma long ago. Not to mention the squash from the garden, the bread baked by Gran, and the pies made by the young narrator (with a little help). Serving up a diverse array of dishes and faces, this warm and welcoming story is poised to become a savored part of Thanksgiving traditions to come.
Chock full of familiar situations and helpful hints, Thankfulness: A Gratitude Attitude gives readers the tools they need to develop this important character strength.
Recognizing and appreciating the good things in our lives makes us happier people. And it makes us more apt to be generous to others.
Thank You, Bees
This gentle message of gratitude and connection, enhanced by beautifully simple collage illustrations, makes for a charming gift.
Sun gives us light.
Thank you, sun.
Clouds bring the rain that makes puddles to splash in. Sheep give us wool for our sweaters and hats. The honey that sweetens our bread comes from bees (thank you, bees). With spare, repetitive text and bright, torn-paper collage artwork, this picture book gives even the youngest readers a subtle sense of how everyday things are related -- and inspires an appreciation for life's simple gifts.
Ten Thank-You Letters
Pig is writing a thank-you note to his grandma when his friend Rabbit comes over to play. Eager to get in on the action, Rabbit writes one of his own . . . and another . . . and another . . . until his flurry of thank-you notes has Pig in a tizzy. Pig just wants to finish writing his note in peace! Fortunately, Rabbit’s last thank-you note reminds Pig how lucky he is to have Rabbit as a friend.
This funny friendship story shows how different personalities can manage to fit together perfectly. Rabbit’s letters to everyone from the president to the crossing guard will have readers chuckling as the delightful duo from Ten Things I Love About You discovers the joy of showing gratitude to the special people in their lives.
Before We Eat
Before we eat, many people must work very hard--planting grain, catching fish, tending animals, and filling crates. In this book, vibrantly illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Mary Azarian, readers find out what must happen before food can get to our table to nourish our bodies and spirits.
Fountas & Pinnell Level L
Thank You Day
A new generation of children love Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, inspired by the classic series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood!
Celebrate Neighborhood Thank You Day with Daniel Tiger and his friends in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe in this Pre-level 1 Ready-to-Read story.
It is Neighborhood Thank You Day in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe! Join Daniel Tiger and his friends as they put special notes on the Thank You Tree. Who will Daniel decide to thank with his note? This sweet story includes an important message about manners that’s just right for preschoolers.
© 2014 The Fred Rogers Company.
Last Stop on Market Street
#1 New York Times Bestseller
A USA Today Bestseller
Winner of the Newbery Medal
A Caldecott Honor Book
A Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book
This award-winning modern classic—a must-have for every child’s home library—is an inclusive ode to kindness, empathy, gratitude, and finding joy in unexpected places, and celebrates the special bond between a curious young boy and his loving grandmother.
Every Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town. But today, CJ wonders why they don’t own a car like his friend Colby. Why doesn’t he have an iPod like the boys on the bus? How come they always have to get off in the dirty part of town? Each question is met with an encouraging answer from grandma, who helps him see the beauty—and fun—in their routine and the world around them.
This energetic ride through a bustling city highlights the wonderful perspective only grandparent and grandchild can share, and comes to life through Matt de la Peña’s vibrant text and Christian Robinson’s radiant illustrations.