Your Students’ New Favorite Field Trip: The Library!

Written by Joe Armstrong, Content Specialist, Downtown Main Library

A field trip to the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library is jam-packed with fun-filled educational programs and hands-on workshops that spark curiosity in kids of every age. Whether you're an educator, homeschooling family, or scout group, a visit to one of the Library's 41 locations is a great learning experience.

Not able to visit your favorite branch? Let Library staff to visit your daycare or classroom for learning experiences that will inspire students to learn and discover!

To arrange a field trip to one a library location or to inquire about having Library staff visit your classroom or daycare, visit CHPL's Library Tours and Visits webpage.

Field Trips to the Library

We're always happy to accommodate scheduled tour groups at our 41 locations! Our staff can provide engaging, age-appropriate information on topics like:

  • Fostering literacy skills
  • Building study and research skills
  • Demonstrating library resources
  • Promoting a love of reading
  • Providing tips for online safety and good digital citizenship
  • Supporting college and career readiness

Branch Library Visits

Educators can schedule a visit to their local branch library for activities like tours, demonstrations of library resources, storytimes, library card sign-ups, and more. To learn more and schedule a visit, contact your nearest branch.

Downtown Main Library Visits

Educators can schedule a visit to the Downtown Main Library for activities like tours, demonstrations of library resources, storytimes, and library card sign-ups. The Downtown Main Library also has special genealogy and local history collections and a MakerSpace that students can tour.

To learn more and schedule a visit, complete this form:

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Note: the Downtown Main Library is currently undergoing renovations through late 2024, so we may not be able to accommodate all requests. The Main Library's North Building is open during the renovations.

Visits to Your School or Afterschool Program

Library staff can come to your community spaces such as schools, daycares, and afterschool programs.

To learn more and set up a visit, contact the library location nearest you.

The Library has also created a wealth of on-demand videos on our YouTube channel that educators, afterschool providers, and caregivers are welcome to use in their teaching and learning activities.

Learn more about arranging a tour of the library or classroom visit on the Library's website.