Library Resources for Students

With school starting back up again, we compiled some of the ways we are prepared to help students of all ages. Be sure to check out our calendar of upcoming events, too!


  • Library Collection: We have an extensive collection of books, DVDs, video, board, and card games, of all different formats and genres. Give us a call if you don’t see what you’re looking for and we can try to find it from one of the libraries in our consortium.
  • Early Literacy Kits: Kits include books and materials to supplement different learning activities. Each kit has a different theme: animals, colors, food/eating, numbers, clothing, shapes, and body parts. Meant for ages 0-5, these kits will help young children learn more about the topics in a fun and interactive way.

STEM resources

  • Makey Makey: Learn about circuits, with Makey Makey! Use alligator clips to connect to an object. When you touch that object, the computer thinks you’re pressing the keyboard. By mimicking a keyboard and mouse the Makey Makey lets you control any computer program with everyday objects.
  • Lego Kits: Check out Lego Kits, full of a variety of Lego shapes, sizes, and accessories. Building with Legos fosters creative thinking, fine motor skills, and problem solving. Simply check out, create at home, and bring back to the library.
  • Economy Optics Kit: Explore and demonstrate basic principles of light and color. With experiments on topics like rainbows, refraction, magnification, and more, the Optics Kit has something for anyone looking to learn.
  • Renewable Energy Kit: Learn about and demonstrate three kinds of renewable energy: wind, water, and solar. Get first-hand experience with the scientific process, scientific language, circuits, and power sources.
  • Code Master Programming Logic Game: Play through the challenges to build reasoning and planning skills while learning programming logic. Code Master comes with 60 beginner to expert challenges that become increasingly difficult as you play through them.


  • Study Rooms: We offer study rooms for anyone needing a private space to work, study, or meet. Study rooms are available on a first-come first-served basis, so give us a call or ask at the front desk to reserve a room.
  • Teen Space: Beginning Aug 22, we will have an after school space for students each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2:45-4:30. Come in for snacks, comfy seats, and a TV for video games and/or movies. Make the library your space!


  • Hotspots: Check out one of our HotSpots! The Library HotSpots are easy-to-use, mobile hotspots that keep your tablet, laptop, and other WiFi enabled devices connected to the Internet. You can connect up to 10 devices to 4G LTE and 3G networks. Chillicothe Public Library District patrons, over 18 years of age, with a valid Library card are able to check out a HotSpot.
  • Computers/Wifi: We have 8 computers available for public use, no library card needed. We also have plenty of seating throughout the building and free wifi for anyone needing it. The Wifi covers the parking lot and is turned on 24/7.
  • Printing: We offer mobile printing and you can print from our computers. 10¢ per page for black and white and 50¢ per page for color.

Online Resources

  • Online U: OnlineU is an online resource dedicated to helping students find affordable online colleges that match their education and career goals. Its resources include tuition rate comparisons, degree comparisons, and financial and future
  • Workforce Development Center: This online collection provides resources for anyone preparing to enter the workforce. This includes resources like ICC Career Coach, LinkedIn Learning, Northstar Digital Literacy, and more! planning articles.