T.O.T. (Take Out Tales) Boxestotbox

Share the joys of life-long reading and learning with your children with MCDL’s T.O.T. Boxes.

T.O.T. Boxes are great to use with children at home or in the classroom.  Every box centers around a topic of interest to young children and contains books, activities, and puppets or toys related to that theme. Also see the T.O.T. Topics tab to reserve T.O.T.Topics bags which are smaller versions of the T.O.T. Boxes for the very popular holiday and seasonal themes. T.O.T. Topics include 6-9 books on the theme and activity sheets.

Things You Should Know

Check out for two weeks, up to two themes at a time.

Boxes are nonrenewable. Each item within the box accrues overdue fines.

Boxes not picked up after three days will be returned.

T.O.T. Box Themes

  • Alphabet
  • Animals of the Night
  • Bedtime
  • Bugs & Spiders
  • Cars, Trucks & Things That Go
  • Children of the World
  • Colors
  • Community Workers
  • Dinosaurs
  • Emotions
  • Fall
  • Families
  • Farm
  • Five Senses
  • Food
  • Friends & Bullies
  • Frogs & Toads
  • Gardening
  • Grandparents & Older Friends
  • Health & Wellness
  • Life Cycle
  • Manners
  • Math Concepts
  • Movement & Dance
  • Opposites
  • Our Environment
  • Pets
  • Rainforest & Jungle
  • Seasons
  • Self-esteem
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter

Reserve a T.O.T. Box

Call the Professional Resource Center at 330-723-2463 between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday, with the following information:

Theme(s) to be borrowed

Your name, library card number & phone number

Date & Library for pick up


or complete the following form: