Go Back-to-School with the Library

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Back to School with DC Public Library


For Young Children (3- to 5-year-olds)

  • Getting ready to learn to read? Check out BookFlix, online video storybooks that help your child get ready to learn to read. Good for pre-schoolers, kindergartners and beginning readers. Spanish titles are also available.
  • Learning to read? The best thing children can do when they’re learning to read is READ, READ and READ some more. Look up recommended book lists by grade level. Every book is available at the DC Public Library.

For School Age Children (First – 12th grade)

  • Powerspeak LanguagesHomework help needed? The library has a free online tutoring service available for teens and children to help with math, science, social studies and English. Access Homework Help from a computer at home or in the library. Tutors can provide homework help in both English and Spanish.
  • Need help with research papers and school projects? Check out the databases at the library. Find newspaper and magazine articles. Do research on almost any topic – geology, history, science. You name it. The library has it.
  • Getting ready for academic and licensing tests? The library can help. Through Learning Express Library and Testing and Education Reference Center, your child can take practice tests for elementary and high school standardized tests and for college entrance exams such as ACT and SAT.
  • Check out video storybooks. FreedomFlix brings American History alive for grades 4 and up. TrueFlix explores true facts about people, places, history, science and nature for grades 3-6.
  • Books to enjoy. The library has all types of books kids want to read - fantasy, graphic novels, sports, bestsellers and more! If you want your child to read more, search the online catalog or visit your neighborhood library to choose from a great selection of titles. You can start the book selection process by browsing reading lists made just for your reader. Reading lists are also available at libraries.
  • Take online classes in subjects like math, photography, science, music, art, cooking and many more.
  • Learn a new language.

More Great Finds at Your Library

Stop by your library for some back-to-school programs.

Get help preparing for the GED.

Check out services for the deaf and visually impaired.

More resources to help your child start the school year off right.

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