The Blog of Toledo Lucas County Public Library
Temperatures are becoming (slightly) cooler and the days just a little bit shorter. The signs are popping up all over: It’s time for back to school.
Fortunately, Toledo Lucas County Public Library can help make this year the best yet for students. No matter the scholar’s age, Toledo Library programs assist on the road to excellence.
For lesson help
Tutor.com remains a popular and fantastic site serving library customers. It’s a valuable resource for those enrolled in kindergarten through intro-level college studies.
The cornerstone of Tutor.com is live instructional help in the digital classroom. Lessons cover more than 40 subjects, including math, science and English. In the calculus field alone, there are tutors with Ph.D.s in mathematics, and others who use math daily in their careers as pilots, engineers and teachers.
Online writing support takes place through either live sessions or convenient drop-off review.
For student research
A wealth of expertly curated databases are available to expand students’ understanding of the world.
Gale in Context: Middle School offers detailed reference materials in numerous subjects. For high school students, Gale Virtual Reference Library hosts hundreds of books and publications on 21 different topics, such as arts, business and multicultural studies.
Access World News – Newsbank boasts the most comprehensive collection of full-text newspapers, with coverage from all 50 states and nearly every country. In addition, CultureGrams users can experience reports and unique perspectives on life and culture in other countries.
Make it at the Library
While visiting the branches, check out the maker spaces for completing school projects. These creative corners offer plenty of equipment – recording and editing software, laser engravers and 3D printers – to bring ideas to life. A list of locations and tools is available at toledolibrary.org/making.
And have we mentioned Toledo Library is now fine free?
Whether it’s an especially stubborn math equation or challenging term paper, help is just around the corner. The Toledo Library has students covered.