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We have the resources to help you not only survive, but thrive during the school year! 

Survival Tool #1: A Library Card

The best school survival tool is FREE – a Library card! Don’t have one? Complete our eCard form and get instant access to our online research tools and eMedia. All Ohio residents qualify! 

Get a Library eCard

Survival Tool #2: Homework Helpers

Need to improve your grades or need help understanding assignments after school? Our Homework Helpers are here to offer support for your school assignments! (Grades 1 through 8)

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Homework Help

Sources great for kids ages K-12 to assist in homework assignments - covers literature, science, social science and many other topics

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Survival Tool #3: Parent / Teacher Resources

Students aren’t the only ones who need a little school survival help – We have the resources to help parents and teachers make the school year a success!

Request a Teacher Collection - We can gather books for your classroom to help save you time. Just fill out the form and someone will be in touch with you shortly.

Reserve Class Book Kits - Looking for multiple copies of the same book for your classroom? We have Book Kits with 25 copies of popular fiction for grades 2-12. Book kits check out for up to 9 weeks. 

Assignment Alert Warning - Let us know if you have an assignment coming up so we may request books from around our system to have available for when your students come in.


Cricut is a DIY cutting machine. The Cricut Explore® machine gives you the power to create anything you can imagine. Cut vinyl, iron-on, cardstock, vellum, leather, bonded fabric, and more! Let our machine do the cutting, writing, and scoring,  Available at the Oregon branch and next year at Main Library.

3D Printing

Use our MakerBOT 5th Generation 3D Printer to bring your school projects to life, or to produce something for fun or utility! Learn more about Tinkercad, one of the programs used to design and create 3D pieces.

GoPro Cameras

Take live action video or practice your videography skills using one of our GoPro cameras. 

To borrow, you must have a library card in good standing. Card holders under the age of 17 can borrow the GoPro basic. GoPros checkout for 7 days and must be checked out and returned to the Oregon Branch Library. 

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