Program Resources

Browse through a variety of program ideas and resources contributed by librarians throughout Northwest Ohio. Have a resource you would like to share? Email a brief description along with a copy and/or link to Erica Pax, Emerging Technologies Educator at epax@norweld.org.

Check back often for new resources and don't forget to browse our Pinterest page for additional ideas.

Imagine Your Story – Storytime for Preschool Age Children

This Imagine Your Story storytime is targeted to preschool age children, includes books, songs, action rhymes, and fills 30 minutes.

Inspired by Nature (Biomimicry) Lesson

This lesson explores how plants and animals have amazing ways to solve problems and explains how biomimicry is when people solve problems with ideas from nature. Get free access to reading material, a waterproof shoe DIY activity instructions, and a lesson plan.

Jellyfish Puppet – Deep Sea Exploration Challenge

Jellyfish have two different swimming styles. Some use jet propulsion and are typically shaped like a cylinder. Others are flatter and disc-shaped and use a paddling motion to swim. Your challenge is to create a jellyfish puppet in one of these shapes to show how they move.

Jump Like a Frog Activity

Jump and measure how far you jump on different surfaces using a variety of jumping methods.

Make an Alien Challenge and Mad Lib (Fill-in-the-blank)

Turn a volunteer into an alien using items provided. Then, complete the fill-in-the-blank story to describe the new alien.

Mermaids and Sea Monsters Ideas and Resources

Mermaid and Sea Monster themed crafts, snacks, fine and gross motor skill activities, and book pairing ideas.

Moon Preschool Story Time

This moon themed storytime includes book recommendations and suggestions for rhymes and songs.

NASA 3D Resources

NASA's 3D Resources database contains a collection of more than 300 3D models, 3D printable models, textures, and images from inside NASA. All resources are free to download and use for educational and informational purposes.

NASA Image and Video Library

The NASA Image and Video Library makes available to the public an extensive collection of high quality image, video, and audio files. All files may be used for educational or informational purposes.

NASA Moon and Mars Treks

View the surfaces of the Moon and Mars using interactive tools to zoom in and out and pan across a 2D view of the terrain or a 3D globe rendering. The "Fly To" search bar makes it easy to locate specific features by name or coordinates. The "Explorer" feature identifies sites of interest and provides additional information.