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Learning at Home

Whether you are new to distance learning or you are a seasoned home-school parent, young learners and their parents or caretakers can access a world of information with these selected resources available through the library and free on the web. 

Use our Library of Things

Multiple Subject/Multiple Grade Help Sites

Ducksters – “At Duckster’s our goal is to provide a fun and educational web site with lots of interesting content.”

Fact Monster – From the solar system to the world economy to educational games, Fact Monster has the info kids are seeking.

Great Minds – A group of education leaders founded Great Minds to define and encourage content-rich, comprehensive education for all schoolchildren. 

HippoCampus – Explore over 7,000 free videos in 13 Subject Areas.

Khan Academy – Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.

National Archives Educator Resources – For educators who are now teaching remotely and homeschooling parents, The National Archives has several resources for online teaching and learning, and ways to connect to the National Archives.

Open Culture K-12 – Open Culture scours the web for the best free educational media. 

PBS Learning Media – WOSU and PBS have curated free, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more for students preK- 12th grade. 

Wonderopolis –  A place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery in learners of all ages.

Search Starters

Language Arts / Reading Help

ReadWriteThink – From the National Council of Teachers of English. Provides educators, parents, and after-school professionals with access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instruction.

Scholastic for Parents – Scholastic is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, connecting educators and families through accessibility, engagement, and expertise.

Math Help

Math.com – The World of Math online

Math Is Fun – We offer mathematics in an enjoyable and easy-to-learn manner, because we believe that mathematics is fun.

Mathway – Get help with Algebra

Math Games – “The Most Trusted Source for free math games and skill practice online!”

Math Playground – Give Your Brain a Workout

Science Help

Science for Kids – Fun Science and Technology for Kids

Tips & Tricks

HomeworkSpot – A free homework information portal that features the very best K-12 homework-related sites together with engaging editorial in one high-utility, educational spot

WeAreTeachers – An online media brand for educators committed to one of the toughest, most rewarding jobs out there.

Common Sense Education – Common Sense is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of all kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century.

At The Library

Research and Learning Databases – Look up information for your homework, anything from science, math, online encyclopedias, and so much more to assist you with your assignments. Try searching Educational Resources for Children or Teacher Resources by clicking on the topics to the left on our Research Databases page. 

Story Times
Our in-person story times are back at all locations. For those days when you can’t make it out, a new story time video will be available each month along with a new packet of interactive activities matching the weekly story.

Engaging Programs
In-person programs for all ages are fun and educational ways to get your kids excited about reading, science, and more! Check out our event calendar to find details.

Customized Selections
Let the Library staff curate Customized Selections of reading, listening, and/or viewing materials based on your learning at home needs.

MRCPL Storyline
Call 419.526.2665 to hear a new story read each week. 

Take Home a Great Book for Learning at Home

Mansfield/Richland County Public Library subject guides are assembled by our reference team. Please contact the reference department if you would like more help with this subject at 419.521.3110.
Last updated 1/28/21jn

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