Back to the library

Summer is nearly over, and the kids will be back in school again (HOORAY!). Head to your public library to stay organized and keep your kids on track. We have the research and learning tools you need as well as some stellar services that weren’t available during the summer. Let’s dive in.

learn and play smallLearn & Play Bus (0-5)

  • Babies, toddlers and preschoolers, look out for this fun bus near you! Our newest vehicle allows for all sorts of learning, reading and playing.
  • New stops are still being added, so check for updates.

Miss Humblebee’s (0-5)

  • Miss Humblebee’s offers more than 700 lessons in a game-like setting for kids getting ready to enter kindergarten.
  • Use this service on your home computer with your library card or use a computer in the kids’ library that’s already set up with Miss Humblebee’s!

Homework Center (6-18)

  • Is that new Algebra thing getting you down? You don’t understand Shakespeare? Stop by our Homework Center and we’ll assist you with questions about your assignments. (Please note that we do not offer tutoring.)
  • Open Mon-Thurs 4 – 8 p.m. and Sun 2 – 6 p.m., closed Fri and Sat
  • No need to sign up, just drop on by (13+)

  • Follow amazing instructional videos on a huge range of topics from singing lessons to graphic design to Photoshop and website development.
  • More than 6,300 courses taught by industry experts with more added every week.
  • Designed for everyone from beginners to experts and available on the go through your mobile device!

Information Galore (12+)

  • A database is a resource the library has purchased from a reliable source – Not Fake News!
  • If you are working on a research project, trying to find out which laptops have the highest ratings and answer almost any question, you have access to more than 75 databases through the library.
  • Access these databases using your library card anytime and anywhere you have internet connection.

Treehouse (13+)

  • Learn new technology skills or improve your existing ones with this online education service that provides the tools you need to create websites, build apps or learn advanced computer techniques.
  • More than 1,000 video courses of all levels.

Snack Time! (0-18)

  • Kids can stop by David J’s Place Monday – Friday from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. during the school year and receive a free snack from the Harvesters/USDA food program.
  • Tasty food made by the Millennium Cafe.

Shift gears by taking a mental break with some fun reading, watching or listening. We always have the book, movie, magazine, comic and music you’re looking for to help you chill.

Stop in and see us, and we will help you start the new school year with a bang!

Rebecca Paquette

Becca is a former teen librarian who enjoyed helping people find things and putting on goofy programs for teens. In her spare time, Becca can be found hanging out with her family, cooking, and spending time outdoors.