Teaching Totes

Hughes Main Library children's area Teaching Totes


Teaching Totes are themed bins containing library materials that will engage children with their parents, families, caregivers, and teachers. Youth Services staff have selected library materials that correlate to a specific theme to create an interactive learning experience.

Each Teaching Tote has been correlated to the following learning standards:

  • The Palmetto Basics
  • South Carolina Early Learning Standards
  • South Carolina College and Career-Ready Standards

Teaching Totes contain:

  • Picture books
  • Beginning Reader books (EZ-Readers)
  • Non-fiction books
  • Bilingual books (Spanish/English)
  • May also include rhymes, fingerplay, and other interactive activities

  • For: Babies, preschoolers, toddlers, and school-age children
  • Ideal for: Parents, families, caregivers, teachers, and homeschooling families
  • Loan period: 14 days
  • Checkout limit: Two Teaching Totes (and/or Launchpad Learning Tablets) may be checked out at a time.
  • Return to: The Children’s Area Desk at Hughes Main Library.
  • Availability: Teaching Totes are available at the Hughes Main Library by Adult library card holders. Teaching Totes may be placed on hold for pick-up at the Children’s Area Desk at the Hughes Main Library.
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