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2411 East Main Street
Columbus, OH 43209

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Kids & Teens(614) 231-2878
YOUTH SERVICES EVENTS
Thu, Oct 22, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Bexley Public Library
Join a member of our Youth Services team, sharing one of our favorite books each week online, chosen especially for the elementary school crowd.

Thu, Oct 22, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Bexley Public Library
Every Thursday, join us for Open Gaming! Explore the world of Minecraft with Mr. Bryan in BPL’s very own Minecraft realm or play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with Ms. Amanda in a special, private arena!

Mon, Oct 26, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library
Children ages 4-6 are invited to join us online for super stories and activities designed to help build school and reading readiness. Register online to reserve your packet of materials.

Mon, Oct 26, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Bexley Public Library
Put on your pajamas and join us online to shake your sillies out and wind down before bedtime with fun music and a story.

Wed, Oct 28, 10:00am - 10:30am
Bexley Public Library
Join a member of our Youth Services team for a virtual storytime! We are excited to share some of your favorite songs, rhymes, and stories, online, until we can once again meet in person. Enjoy!

Thu, Oct 29, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Bexley Public Library
Join a member of our Youth Services team, sharing one of our favorite books each week online, chosen especially for the elementary school crowd.

Thu, Oct 29, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Bexley Public Library
Every Thursday, join us for Open Gaming! Explore the world of Minecraft with Mr. Bryan in BPL’s very own Minecraft realm or play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with Ms. Amanda in a special, private arena!

Mon, Nov 02, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library
Children ages 4-6 are invited to join us online for super stories and activities designed to help build school and reading readiness. Register online to reserve your packet of materials.

Mon, Nov 02, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Bexley Public Library
Put on your pajamas and join us online to shake your sillies out and wind down before bedtime with fun music and a story.

Wed, Nov 04, 10:00am - 10:30am
Bexley Public Library
Join a member of our Youth Services team for a virtual storytime! We are excited to share some of your favorite songs, rhymes, and stories, online, until we can once again meet in person. Enjoy!

Thu, Nov 05, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Bexley Public Library
Join a member of our Youth Services team, sharing one of our favorite books each week online, chosen especially for the elementary school crowd.

Thu, Nov 05, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Bexley Public Library
Every Thursday, join us for Open Gaming! Explore the world of Minecraft with Mr. Bryan in BPL’s very own Minecraft realm or play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with Ms. Amanda in a special, private arena!

Mon, Nov 09, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library
Children ages 4-6 are invited to join us online for super stories and activities designed to help build school and reading readiness. Register online to reserve your packet of materials.

Mon, Nov 09, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Bexley Public Library
Put on your pajamas and join us online to shake your sillies out and wind down before bedtime with fun music and a story.

Wed, Nov 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Bexley Public Library
Join a member of our Youth Services team for a virtual storytime! We are excited to share some of your favorite songs, rhymes, and stories, online, until we can once again meet in person. Enjoy!

Thu, Nov 12, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Bexley Public Library
Join a member of our Youth Services team, sharing one of our favorite books each week online, chosen especially for the elementary school crowd.

Thu, Nov 12, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Bexley Public Library
Every Thursday, join us for Open Gaming! Explore the world of Minecraft with Mr. Bryan in BPL’s very own Minecraft realm or play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with Ms. Amanda in a special, private arena!

Mon, Nov 16, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library
Children ages 4-6 are invited to join us online for super stories and activities designed to help build school and reading readiness. Register online to reserve your packet of materials.

Mon, Nov 16, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Bexley Public Library
Put on your pajamas and join us online to shake your sillies out and wind down before bedtime with fun music and a story.

Wed, Nov 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Bexley Public Library
Join a member of our Youth Services team for a virtual storytime! We are excited to share some of your favorite songs, rhymes, and stories, online, until we can once again meet in person. Enjoy!

Thu, Nov 19, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Bexley Public Library
Join a member of our Youth Services team, sharing one of our favorite books each week online, chosen especially for the elementary school crowd.

Thu, Nov 19, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Bexley Public Library
Every Thursday, join us for Open Gaming! Explore the world of Minecraft with Mr. Bryan in BPL’s very own Minecraft realm or play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with Ms. Amanda in a special, private arena!

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Education Station

Educator Resources

Connecting educators with special services,
materials, and resources to support teaching
students in an anywhere learning environment.

Questions?
Call BPL Youth Services
at (614) 231-2878

LEARNING RESOURCES
Virtual Class Visits
Virtual Book Talks
Are your students in a reading rut? Would you like to introduce them to a new genre or subject area? Our Virtual Book Talks are designed to help! These entertaining previews of fiction and nonfiction books will leave your students asking for more. You can specify the genre, subject area, or format you would like us to promote, or we are happy to come up with a variety sure to please a range of readers. Book Talks can last anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on your classroom needs.
Virtual Storytimes
Reading aloud is one of the best ways to help students feel a connection to books and inspire them to read on their own. We have a wonderful collection of fiction and nonfiction picture books to share virtually with students of all ages. Storytimes usually last 20 to 30 minutes.
Teacher Services
Teacher Collections
We know you have enough to do without sifting through the library catalog for books. Let us help by putting together a Teacher Collection to compliment the curriculum and enhance your lesson plans. Teacher Collection requests can be submitted in-person, over the phone, or through the online form.
Educator Cards
To make it easier for you to get library resources into the classroom and the hands of your students, Educator Cards are available to eligible teachers, homeschoolers, and daycare providers in Franklin County. To register, you must have a personal Bexley Public Library card in good standing, as well as proof of current teaching status.
BPL Kindergarten Superstars
Parents and children ages 4-6 are invited to join the Library online for our extended Kindergarten Super Stars program. Join Mrs. Myers on Monday afternoons for super stories and activities designed to help build school and reading readiness skills. Watch the video on Facebook, then Mrs. Myers will be LIVE on Zoom for a virtual meet-up where students can practice their skills.
General
Amazing Educational Resources
A huge database of resources (lesson plans, activities, videos, etc.) covering a wide variety of topics, from Spanish to Biology.
ClassDojo
Program used to connect teachers, parents, and students in a digital community. Various ages.
Education.com
Collection of various resources for teachers that can be adapted to a homeschooling curriculum. Various grade levels.
Enchanted Learning
A huge free collection of lesson plans, activities, and other resources for teachers and homeschooling parents.

Explora
Explora is EBSCO's interface for Schools and Public Libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction.
HippoCampus
Various educational resources for middle grades through high school. Includes lesson plans and activities.

ERIC
ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1,300,000 records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.
Khan Academy
Free, online lessons on a wide variety of topics, from math and science, to art history and life skills. Available for all ages.
Lynda - Online Courses
With your Bexley Public Library card you can access thousands of free, online courses from experts on such topics as business, web development, information technology, job searching, photography and more through Lynda, an award-winning online education service. After you've logged in with your library card number and PIN, you will be prompted to create an account with Lynda.com. You'll use this profile to create playlists, manage your course history, keep notes, and track your Certificates of Completion.
Ohio Department of Education | Learning Standards
Direct link to the Ohio Department of Education learning standards (as well as their own collected resources).
Scholastic Learn-at-Home
Scholastic has collated a number of free resources for families learning from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Smithsonian Learning Lab
The Smithsonian has collected numerous resources related to their various museums and have them available for use.
TED-Ed
\Lets you build a lesson around any TED talk, TED-Ed resource, or YouTube video. You can also find and use existing lessons on a variety of topics. A great resource for any teacher, homeschooler, parent, or student.
Teacher Vision
Teacher Vision is a database of lesson plans and activities for different grade levels and subjects. Various grade levels.
Wide Open School
Free, collection of online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors of Common Sense. Available for all ages.
Language Arts
826 Digital
A writing program with tons of resources (lesson plans, activities, etc.) for use in teaching writing fluency.
Literary Reference Center Plus
Literary Reference Center is a full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing. It contains full text for more than 31,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticism, more than 159,000 author biographies (including more than 22,000 in-depth bios), 450 literary journals, more than 632,000 book reviews, more than 69,000 classic and contemporary poems, more than 18,000 classic and contemporary short stories, more than 5,600 author interviews, more than 8,200 classic texts and much more.
Newsela
Literacy aid that collates news articles and categorizes them by grade-level appropriateness for use in classroom literacy activities.

Novelist K-8 Plus
NoveList K-8 Plus is a comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction. With its fun and intuitive interface, and extensive proprietary content, NoveList K-8 Plus will help you integrate reading across the curriculum and support your young readers.
Reading Eggs
Subscription based with a 30-day free trial. Uses games and activities to teach kids how to read. Bryan’s nephews love it.
ReadWorks
A comprehensive program for building literacy. Works especially well with grade-school students. (K-5)
Storyline Online
A literacy-themed summer camp program which has since branched out. It features numerous video and blog posts for use with literacy learning.

Math
Bridges Math
Classrooms may be different this year, but math learning can continue! The Math Learning Center (MLC) is providing resources for all students to use independently or with support from family members or educators.
Corbett Maths
Free, England-based resource with math videos, math practice questions, and worksheets with answers.
Greg Tang Math
Offers a wide variety of free lesson plans and math activities, created and curated by acclaimed youth mathematics author, Greg Tang.

Hot Math
Provides homework assistance for high school and college students, by walking through examples of various math problems.

Illuminations
A free website from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics that has lesson plans, activities, and games for use.

Illustrative Math
Offers a variety of well-vetted lesson plans, videos, and activities for free.
Manga High
A popular game-based site for math and coding. It’s free during the pandemic shutdowns!

Mr. N365
Tons of math games, workshops, and practice modules, as well as worksheets and other printables!
Ninja Maths
Australia-based site that gamifies learning math. Offers resources for math competitions between more than one student.
Science
National Science Foundation
A collection of National Science Foundation materials for teachers and families.

NSTA
The website for the National Science Teaching Association contains lesson plans, articles, and videos for teaching use. There are also webinars and resources for teachers on topics like distance learning.

PHet Colorado
Has a wide variety of simulations and videos that cover many topics across a wide range of grade levels.
Science 4 Us
Database of lesson plans, activities and more for a variety of age groups.
Science Buddies
Offers a variety of teaching resources, including lesson plans, activities, and more.
Understanding Science
A fully-stocked resource about truly understanding science. Contains lesson plans, articles, videos, and more. Geared towards high-school.
Social Studies
American Heritage
A collection of American History lesson plans and other resources put together by the American Heritage Educational Foundation.

Eyewitness to History
A collection of primary resources/first person account of important historical events for use in lessons.

HeritageQuest
HeritageQuest® Online is an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s. The collection can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past, while also providing a comprehensive treasury of genealogical sources rich in unique records, local and family histories, and finding-aids.
Ohio History Central
An evolving, dynamic online encyclopedia from the Ohio Historical Society. Find information, images, timelines, maps, and documents about Ohio’s history, geography, geology, animals, and American Indian populations.
Ohio Memory Online Scrapbook
Project to bring together digital versions of historical collections from more than 330 archives, historical societies, libraries, and museums. Search or browse more than 26,000 primary sources dating from prehistory to the present. Take the Ohio Memory Challenge. Read essays about Ohio topics. Create your own scrapbook.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Opposing Viewpoints in Context is the premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration. Helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more.
National Park Service
A collection of resources for teachers covering the historical importance of national landmarks.
Young Heroes of History
Lesson plans and booklists of historical fiction centered around the Civil War era of American History.
Music
Chrome Learning Lab
A great hands-on site for learning musical concepts that ties these concepts to topics in math, science, and more.
Qello Concerts
Qello Concerts is the only place to watch over 1700 of the most amazing live moments in music. It's the world's largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on-demand to just about any digital device. It's like a never-ending concert ticket.
Art
Oxford Art Online
The foremost scholarly art encyclopedia, covering both Western and non-Western art, encompassing all aspects of visual culture. It features articles about topics as varied as Fauvism and Frida Kahlo, bibliographies for further research, and thousands of searchable images. Oxford Art Online is a living resource, with scholars and specialists from around the world continually reviewing and updating existing content and contributing new articles.
Physical Wellness and Mindfulness
GoNoodle
An extremely popular classroom app for promoting movement integration and mindfulness learning.
Additional BPL Online Resources
More Resources
Check out BPL's full list of online resources, links and databases.