While you're squeezing in that last-minute Back-to-School shopping, drop by Candor Free Library and pick up a library card. Our library may look like a building filled with books - but we're really a portal to a vast network of resources for parents and students.
You can start by exploring our links to Resources for parents, teachers, and homeschoolers - located over in the far right column. They include literacy, math, and science.
Here are more back-to-school resources you can check out at our library:
For young children:
Story hour – every Tuesday mornings from 10:15 to 11-ish. There are stories, finger plays, and activities for fun and learning. More info here.
Literacy-on-the-go backpacks – brightly colored backpacks contain books, puzzles, games and an activity book. Plus there’s a parent “field guide” filled with lots of ideas for helping your 4 - to 6-year old learn reading and math skills.
Check out picture books to read aloud at night. Hearing stories helps children of all ages build their vocabulary – which helps them do better in school.
TumbleBooks - an online collection of animated, talking picture books which are created from existing picture books. More info here.
Homework help for kids in school:
Your library card gives you access to databases from your home computer. All you need to do is log in. Just click on the library database link (over in the column to the right under Candor Library Links) and then hit the “Homework Help” link - your hotline to helpful resources:
Kids InfoBits – a database for students in kindergarten through grade 5. It features a kid-friendly graphic interface with full-text content from elementary reference sources and magazines. Kids InfoBits covers geography, current events, the arts and sciences, people, government, history, and more.
eLibrary Elementary (ProQuest) - a general reference resource for students in grades K-5 with access to more than 200 magazines, newspapers, reference books, images and more. Includes the DK Eyewitness series, Biomes Atlases, Biographies for Beginners and many other high quality resources.
Grolier Encyclopedias – with full-text access to Amazing Animals of the World (reference and media materials on 1200 animals); America the Beautiful (State-by-State geographical, historical and cultural reference); Encyclopedia Americana; Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia; Lands and Peoples (great for country and state reports); The New Book of Knowledge; and The New Book of Popular Science
Opposing Viewpoints in Context - a comprehensive social issues database providing pro/con viewpoint articles, reference information, statistics, journal and newspaper articles, images, and web links to develop and enhance critical thinking skills for everything from social studies projects to debate preparation.
Learning Express – an instructional database that can help your high school student prepare for the SAT, GED, ASVAB or even civil service exams.
Need extra help with Spanish? We’ve got you covered there, too. Mango Languages is an easy to use online language-learning system teaching actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages.