Back to School with the Library

It's that time again when kids are heading back to school. With beginnings of a new year, check out all the ways that the library can help you and your child during the course of their school year:

Homework Help

Homework help is available at most library branch locations. Homework Helpers can provide short-term help with school assignments for students from Kindergarten through High School. While they are not tutors, they can help your child get started, find information, and stay on-task. Visit the SLPL website for further details.

Library Bucks

If your child does their homework or reads for 30-60 minutes in the library, they can earn Library Bucks. These Bucks can be used to pay off fines or "purchase" small prizes. Kids up to 17 years of age can earn up to two library bucks a day. 

Computer Resources

Did you know that the library offers online resources for all ages? Visit the SLPL website for a list of all our databases that can be accessed from home, school, or wherever. Does your child have a report that requires a "book" source? No problem! Many of our databases are from reputable sources and are digitally published articles and reports that can count as a "book" source.

Kids can:

  • use online databases to research history, science, literature, current events, and more
  • download audiobooks, movies, eBooks, music, and more
  • Read along with TumbleBooks: animated, talking picture books which kids can read or be read to

If you're looking for a back to school read, check out this book list!

Ready to tackle those back to school blues? Brush up on shapes with a simple shape pencil craft:

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