Online Back-To-School Resources

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As we move into the start of the 20/21 school year, and depart from the traditional back-to-school routine, we have put together this blog post to help out with your school journey. In this post, you will find resources for remote learning, hybrid learning, or homeschooling!

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Get A Library Card:

In order to access the following resources, make sure you have a library card! If you’re new to getting a card, click here to fill out our online card application. A library card will be your most important back-to-school tool!

With your library card, you will be able to put holds on any print materials through our catalog, access the databases and online book platforms below, and submit requests for additional materials to supplement your student’s learning through our Homework Help form!

Try Our Databases:
Did you know that with your library card you can access a variety of educational databases, all filled with helpful resources for students?

Use Explora Primary Schools for topics such as:

  • Animals
  • Arts and Music
  • Biographies
  • Geography
  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Science and Health
  • Social Studies

Use BiblioBoard Library for topics such as:

  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Computers
  • Cooking
  • Foreign Language Study
  • Health & Fitness
  • History
  • Music
  • And more!

Try NoveList K-8 Plus for:

  • Recommended reads for grades K-8

Try Primary Search for:

  • Primary sources for grades 1st-6th on a variety of subjects

Check Out An E-Book:
eBooks and eAudiobooks are a fantastic way to keep your child reading from home! STPL currently has the following e-content platforms available:

Tumblebooks:
This platform features a large selection of English, Spanish and French eBooks and games for children and tweens. You can access Tumblebooks through your browser or download the app to your mobile device!

OverDrive/Libby
OverDrive/Libby has a fantastic selection of eBooks and e-Audiobooks from a wide range of authors!

Hoopla
Access thousands of movies, TV shows, music, eBooks, audiobooks and graphic novels when and where you want!

If You’re Homeschooling:

If you’ve decided to homeschool your child, we’ve created this handy virtual homeschool resource guide, filled with online and print materials, all available at STPL! Click HERE to access the guide.

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Get in touch:

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (815) 725-4368 or email us at childrensdept@shorewoodtroylibrary.org!