Back to school already? We can help!

Summer is quickly drawing to a close for students who are returning to school within the next few weeks.  We have enjoyed seeing throngs of kids and parents this summer at the Library and are still giving out prizes to those who finished our summer reading program.

Going back to school brings lots of changes.  Besides getting everyone up and going on time, making lunches and getting school supplies, kids will once again have HOMEWORK!  And this is where the Library can help.  If you have booklists or other school assignments, of course you can check and see whether the Sunnyvale Public Library  has the book.  Additionally, on our website, there are many online resources that can help your student with many subjects. Once you have a library card, you have access to the online version of World Book Encyclopedia  which is simply incredible.  It includes newspapers from around the world, as well as videos and ebooks on a multitude of subjects.  There is also a Spanish edition of the encyclopedia.  If you or your child is learning a new language, there is online help for that is well with Mango Languages.  Forgot your textbook at school?  See if it is part of the Digital Textbook Initiative.  There are too many other resources to name them all here, but check out our Kids Website  for more online help.

No one at home to help with algebra problems?  Don’t despair.  Our Homework Help Center will be starting in September on  Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 4:00 to 6:00 in the Children’s area of the library.  We have wonderful  teens who volunteer to help your students in grades 3 – 8 with their school work.  If you have a first or second grader who just needs some additional reading practice, bring them on Monday or Wednesday and those same smart teens will read with  your child.

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The Children’s and Teen Services blog entries are written by the seven Children's and Teen librarians. We are your go-to people for help with book selections for toddlers through teens, storytimes, parenting, and family fun.

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