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Book Totes

Borrow Our Book Totes!

Educators in daycare, preschool, pre-K, and early elementary settings may borrow our book totes–red plastic bins with 15-20 titles on a particular subject as well as extension materials. These books are most suited for the topics of preschool and primary school students. A list of subjects can be found below and the titles within each tote can be found here.

Please know that these totes are first come, first serve, so flexibility may be needed in order to get a tote!  If you are interested in checking out a tote, please send an email to childrens@portlib.org or give us a call at 207-871-1700 ex. 707. These totes require special cards tied to the daycare or school you work for.

Seasons:

  • Spring (#2)
  • Summer (#8)
  • Fall 1 (#5)
  • Fall 2 (#18)
  • Winter (#20)
  • Seasons and Weather (#25)

Concepts

  • Colors 1 (#6)
  • Colors 2 (#34)
  • ABC Books (#61)

Nature

  • Farms (#1)
  • Gardens (#17)
  • Oceans 1 (#57)
  • Oceans 2 (#58)
  • Water (Rain, etc.) 1 (#51)
  • Water (Rain, etc.) 2 (#59)

Animals

  • Animals (#10)
  • Cats (#23)
  • Dogs (#22)
  • Frogs 1 (#32)
  • Frogs 2 (#33)
  • Farm Animals (#40)
  • Butterflies (#35)
  • Dinosaurs (#13)

Transportation and Machines

  • Transportation 1 (#43)
  • Trains (#9)
  • Trucks (#7)
  • Tools and Construction 1 (#4)
  • Tools and Construction 2 (#29)
  • Tools and Construction 3 (#31)

Pirates

  • Pirates 1 (#11)
  • Pirates 2 (#30)

Classic Storytelling

  • Classics 1 (#12)
  • Classics 2 (#3)
  • Classics 3 (#24)
  • Folktales (#26)
  • Songs and Rhymes 1 (#28)
  • Songs and Rhymes 2 (#27)
  • Songs and Rhymes 3 (#36)
  • Wordless 1 (#14)
  • Wordless 2 (#38)

Community and Relationships

  • Around the World (#42)
  • Maine (#41)
  • Community (#37)
  • Disability (#54)
  • All About Me and You 1 (#55)
  • All About Me and You 2 (#56)
  • Families 1 (#48)
  • Families 2 (#50)
  • Friendship 1 (#21)
  • Friendship 2 (#39)
  • Sharing/Cooperation (#16)
  • Feelings 1 (#46)
  • Feelings 2 (#47)
  • Food 1 (#49)
  • Food 2 (#53)
  • Safety 1 (#19)
  • Safety 2 (#15)

Board Books

  • Board Books (#44)
  • BB Feelings (#45)
  • BB Food (#52)
  • BB Ocean (#60)