Go Back-to-School with the 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)
- Homework help needed? The library has a free online tutoring service available to help your child 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 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.
- 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.
More Great Finds at Your Library
Stop by your library for some back-to-school programs.
Check out more resources to help your child start the school year off right.
- Blue Ribbon Science Fair Projects by Glen Vecchione
- Kids Learn Spanish! by Kim Mitzo Thompson and Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand
- Play and Learn French by Ana Lomba
- Cliff's Notes Parents Crash Course Elementary School Math by Alan David Herzog