Find extra help with Homework, collect books needed for your classroom, book club, or childcare, or find additional Library resources for teachers, parents, and caregivers.
Our Homework Helper is here to offer help with your school assignments (Grades K through 8)! We also have research tools you can access from anywhere when you are looking up topics or historical information.Days & Times
Kits for All Ages
Our Book Kits are perfect when multiple copies of a title are needed for a book club or classroom. If you are a childcare center we deliver and pickup Childcare Kits which can include books, music, and movies for all ages.Kit Options
HOMEWORK HELP CENTERS
|HOMEWORK HELP CENTERS (SPRING 2017) Grades K-8|
|Birmingham Branch||Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays||3:30 - 5:30 p.m.|
|Heatherdowns Branch||Wednesdays & Thursdays||4 - 6 p.m.|
|Holland Branch||Tuesdays & Wednesdays||3:30 - 5:30 p.m.|
|Kent Branch||Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays||3 - 5 p.m.|
|Lagrange Branch||Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays||3:30 - 5:30 p.m|
|Locke Branch||Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays||3:30 - 5:30 p.m.|
|Main Library, Children’s Library||Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays||4 - 6 p.m.|
|Mott Branch||Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays||2:30 - 4:30 p.m.|
|Point Place Branch||Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays||3:30 - 5:30 p.m.|
|Sanger Branch||Tuesdays & Thursdays||3 - 5 p.m.|
|South Branch||Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays||3:30 - 5:30 p.m.|
|Toledo Heights Branch||Tuesdays & Thursdays||3:15 - 5:15 p.m.|
|Washington Branch||Mondays & Wednesdays||3:30 - 5:30 p.m.|
|West Toledo Branch||Mondays & Wednesdays||3:30 - 5:30 p.m.|
|No homework help when school is not in session.|
African American Studies Center
The online authority on the African American Experience. Includes more than 10,000 articles from 7 encyclopedias plus maps, charts, and photographs, and over 450 primary sources with specially written commentaries.Access Now
Biography Reference Bank
Biographies, obituaries, and photographs of thousands of individuals – both living and deceased – updated monthly.Access Now
Watch and listen to an animated picture book and read a related non-fiction book in nine categories. Some books are available in Spanish. Puzzles extend the fun.
CultureGrams provides reports with facts and one-of-a-kind perspectives on daily life and culture, customs, and lifestyles of people across the world including special editions dedicated to US States, Canadian provinces, the world, and kids.Access Now
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos en línea
Version en linea de esta popular fuente estandar de informacion para deberes en espanol.Access Now
Explora Primary Schools (K-5)
Designed with students and educators in grades K through 5 in mind, Explora Primary Schools provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to research facts for class projects or homework.Access Now
Explora Public Libraries
Designed with public library customers in mind, Explora Public Libraries provides user friendly features and easy-to-browse categories of reliable content from the world's leading magazines.Access Now
Explora Secondary Schools (6-12)
Designed with students and educators in grades 6 through 12 in mind, Explora Secondary Schools provides a far better alternative to traditional websites and search engines for students to review articles and facts for research papers or homework.Access Now
Gale Literary Sources
Search for authors, genres, literary movements, and cultural analysis all in a single search environment.Access Now
Gale Virtual Reference
24/7 access to hundreds of books and topics including art, biography, business, history, literature, medicine, and religion. Email, download, print, or save pages. App available.
Hathi Trust is a partnership of academic and research institutions offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world. All users are able to read open access or Creative Commons-licensed works and U.S. works published prior to 1923.
Over 16 million files – text, video, audio, software, and images. Use the live music archive to listen to favorite artists. Watch news coverage or entertainment programs. Search various books published before 1923 in American and Canadian libraries.
Learning Express Library
Online practice for ACT, SAT, and GED tests as well as additional educational tools for learning technical software like the Adobe Suite.Access Now
Learn a language through self-paced lessons that cover vocabulary, phrases, and grammar. Learn English as a second language for Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese, and more!Access Now
Middle Search Plus
Provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines including biographies, and primary source documents, plus an Image Collection.Access Now
Miss Humblebee's Academy
Activities in art, music, math, science, and social studies, plus language and literacy provide a fun way for preschoolers to get ready for kindergarten and kindergarten age children to sharpen their skills. Activities are based on standards developed by national groups such as the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework.Access Now
National Geographic Kids
Includes National Geographic Kids magazines from 2009-present with videos, pictures, books, and downloadable images in a kid friendly environment. Includes some books in French, Spanish, Chinese, and other world languages.Access Now
National Geographic Virtual Library Series
Provides access to the complete archive of National Geographic Magazine (1888-Current) - along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images, and videos including National Geographic: People, Animals, and The World.Access Now
Includes experiments, articles, definitions, and biographies in the field of science ranging from biology to physics to space to weather.Access Now
Science Reference Center
A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text, science-oriented content to meet every student researcher's needs.Access Now
Covers more than 30 different scientific topics in Earth, Space, Life, Health, and Technology. Drill deeper into each topic to watch a video or read a book. Find experiments to try and explore careers in science.
Scribner Writers Series
Provides original, scholar signed essays on the lives and works of authors from around the world and throughout all time periods.Access Now
Something About the Author
Biographical guide to writers that examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults and provides access to all volumes in a series.Access Now
Teachers may find this site useful to research current events and popular topics being discussed in today's classrooms.Access Now
Created for students in grades 3-5, TrueFLIX focuses on 19 science and social studies topics such as the solar system, earth science, the human body, US government, continents, and biographies. Watch a video and read a book then show what you know by doing an activity.
Listen or read along at your own pace – story books, graphic novels, videos, non-fiction, puzzles and games for almost every book, and more. Listen to stories in French, Spanish, and other world languages.
World Book Encyclopedia
Online version of the popular encyclopedia is great for general information and school projects for children and adults including non-fiction ebooks for students and WorldBook in Spanish and French.Access Now
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 20-30 of the same book for your classroom? We have sets of books available to checkout for up to 9 weeks.
Request a Childcare Kit - We have the resources to engage and educate the children you care for. Introducing custom childcare kits with material designed for all ages…with free delivery!
Assignment Alert - 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.