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Homework Help for Kids

Library Databases

Find credible information not typically available through a Google Search. You’ll need your library card to log into some of them.

  • Explora Primary Schools – A research interface for K-5.  Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays, and primary source documents to help students feel successful in their research. Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic to give students research ideas. Topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research.
  •  Funk & Wagnalls – For students and adults alike, the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double-clicking on the topic from the display. The database contains various images and offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas. This database is updated annually.
  • Khan Academy – “Learn almost anything for free.”3300 videos explain many subjects.
  • NoveList K-8 – Kids – Looking for a book in a series? An author who writes books similar to those by your favourite author? Or are you just looking for a book on a particular topic? This online resource can help you! There are over 46,000 books listed in this resource and you can find the ones that interest you by author, title, series or subject. Each listing also includes descriptions and reviews.
  • BC Learning Services Offering free services that support student-centered learning for K-12 students, adult learners, parents and educators.
  • Spot Fake News – Learn 4 simple steps to be able to tell if what you are reading is fact or fake.

Two children’s computers are available in the Children’s Library for kids 11 years of age and under.

  • Computer sessions are a timed half hour to a maximum of one hour per day per child.  Children login with their library card or a guest pass obtained at the Front Desk.
  • Parental permission is required to use the computer stations.  For children with library cards, permission can be given verbally by a parent if he or she is with the child in the library or a note is placed on the child’s library record indicating internet permission has been granted.  Kids without a library card must have a parent or guardian present to give parental/guardian permission and receive a guest pass.
  • Both stations have Microsoft Office programs such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel available for doing homework or other projects.
  • Internet access is provided for and restricted to:

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