Back-to-School: Parents’ Edition

Back-to-school to-do list. Contents read: enrollment, buy supplies, haircut?, new shoes, adjust bedtime!!, clean off desk, e-mail teacher

It’s almost time for our kids to go back to school!  At our house, we’ve been labeling school supplies and discussing lunch ideas, as well as working our way back to an earlier bedtime.  We’re excited for the new school year.  Check out the ideas below on how your library can help your family have an awesome school year.

Homework Center

Teens receiving homework help

The Oveson-Campbell Homework Center is a place for kids of all ages to get help on their homework assignments by trained professionals.  From Addition to Algebra, our Homework Coaches can help with daily assignments, projects, and papers.  Computers are reserved, printing school assignments is free, and reference resources and supplies are close at hand.

The Homework Center is open

  • Monday-Thursday, 4-8 pm
  • Sunday, 2-6 pm

Parenting Neighborhood

Did I mention that we’re working on an earlier bedtime for the school year?  We all know that our kids do better in school when they’re getting enough sleep, eating well, and getting consistent limits.  But those things are all easier said than done!  Fortunately, we have a parenting collection with advice from trusted experts on all that important stuff that helps us succeed in nurturing our kids so they can not only do well in school, but also grow into kind, caring adults.

Online Resources

Add the Kids homepage to your toolbar to easily find links to all sorts of free learning resources that can help you make screen time into learning time.  A few favorites are highlighted below:

PBS KidsPBS Kids has online games for kids of all ages on topics from spelling to engineering.

Storyline Online features professional actors reading aloud their favorite storybooks.


We hope we’re already your first stop to find reading materials for your children.  Did you know you can have holds sent to the bookmobiles and smartlockers ™?  Read on to learn a few more ways your library can help:

  • Check out the Teacher Resources collection to find lesson ideas, curriculum guides, and reproducibles to use with your children.
  • kansas-library-cardStop by your library’s Customer Service desk and request a Kansas Library eCard to get access to even more databases and ebooks!


  • Want to learn more about the inner workings of your library?  Call 785.580.4565 to schedule a tour for your family or group.


Natalie Moreland

Natalie works in the Kids Library and has a background in teaching. She delights in spreading bookjoy to people of all ages. She also takes interest in cycling, creating art, social justice, raising small livestock, and making music.