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Education

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.

Homework Help

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.

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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.

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For Teachers

We help schools by gathering teacher collections of books for your classroom. If you have a big assignment coming up, based on an assignment alert, we can have materials ready for your students at any of our locations.

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HOMEWORK HELP CENTERS

HOMEWORK HELP CENTERS (SPRING 2017) Grades K-8
LocationDateTime
Birmingham BranchMondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Heatherdowns BranchWednesdays & Thursdays4 - 6 p.m.
Holland BranchTuesdays & Wednesdays3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Kent BranchMondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays3 - 5 p.m.
Lagrange BranchMondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays3:30 - 5:30 p.m
Locke BranchTuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Main Library, Children’s LibraryMondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays4 - 6 p.m.
Mott BranchTuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Point Place BranchMondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Sanger BranchTuesdays & Thursdays3 - 5 p.m.
South BranchMondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Toledo Heights BranchTuesdays & Thursdays3:15 - 5:15 p.m.
Washington Branch Mondays & Wednesdays3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
West Toledo BranchMondays & Wednesdays3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
No homework help when school is not in session.

Research Tools

Homework Help

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.

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Biography Reference Bank

Biographies, obituaries, and photographs of thousands of individuals – both living and deceased – updated monthly.

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BookFLIX

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.

       

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CultureGrams

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.

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Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos en línea

Version en linea de esta popular fuente estandar de informacion para deberes en espanol.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Gale Literary Sources

Search for authors, genres, literary movements, and cultural analysis all in a single search environment.

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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.

   

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Hathi Trust

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.

   

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Internet Archive

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.

       

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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.

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Mango Languages

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!

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Middle Search Plus

Provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines including biographies, and primary source documents, plus an Image Collection.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Science OnLine

Includes experiments, articles, definitions, and biographies in the field of science ranging from biology to physics to space to weather.

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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.

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ScienceFLIX

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.

       

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Scribner Writers Series

Provides original, scholar signed essays on the lives and works of authors from around the world and throughout all time periods.

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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.

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TOPICSearch

Teachers may find this site useful to research current events and popular topics being discussed in today's classrooms.

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TrueFlix

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.

       

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TumbleBooks

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.

       

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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.

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Childcare Kits

We have the resources to engage and educate the children you care for. Introducing custom child care kits with material designed for all ages…with free delivery! 

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Teacher Resources

Teacher Resources

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.