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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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Student Resources

Connecting students with resources
and services that support them in an
anywhere learning environment.

Questions?
Call BPL Youth Services
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LEARNING RESOURCES
General Resources | K-5
Fact Monster
Create flashcards, research various topics, access almanacs and other resources and more! Grades 1-8.
Fun Brain
Features a variety of learning resources and educational games for different grade levels and topics.
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.
Kids InfoBits
Kids InfoBits is content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use. and features age-appropriate, reliable, and perfect for today's young learners. Its curriculum-related content covers a broad range of educational topics via a modern, graphical interface. The design helps kids explore the product and gain comfort with database searching. Kids InfoBits addresses the way kids learn and conduct research – and makes it fun!
Starfall
A well-known and effective K-3 math and reading resource with games and other activities.
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.
Wide Open School
Free, collection of online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors of Common Sense. Available for all ages.
Wonderopolis
Provides a safe site to research a variety of topics. Various age ranges.
World Book Early World of Learning
Three interactive learning environments for preschoolers and children in early grades. "Trek's Travels" offers narrated stories, interactive games, and original videos that teach early childhood themes, including numbers, shapes, colors, opposites, and more. "Welcome to Reading" develops and strengthen phonics, vocabulary, phonemic awareness, and comprehension skills. "Know It" offers a richly visual first encyclopedia.
World Book Kids
Thousands of colorful illustrations, diagrams, and maps enrich thousands of articles selected for appeal and curricular standards, with teacher guides, provide instructions and stimulating ways to use content in the classroom setting or for homework. World Book Kids is designed especially for younger users, English-language learners, and reluctant readers. The site offers simple navigation, easy-to-read content, bright colors, and a graphical design.
General Resources | 6-12
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.
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.
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.

PBS Crash Course
A collection of videos and other media designed to give a succinct overview of a variety of topics.
Quizlet
Allows students to make flash cards and play learning games to help solidify various concepts. Also allows students to browse other students’ resources.
The Smithsonian Learning Lab
The Smithsonian has collected numerous resources related to their various museums and have them available for use.
TED-Ed
Content to support learning via TED talks, TED-Ed resources, and YouTube Videos. You can also find lessons on a variety of topics. A great resource for any teacher, homeschooler, parent, or student.
Very Short Introductions
Very Short Introductions provide intelligent and serious introductions to a huge range of subjects. In this digital resource, hundreds of titles can be searched at once, opening up new pathways across subjects. Students can use Very Short Introductions to con sider study options, embark on a new module, topic, or essay, or revise a particular subject. Teachers and other educators can assign chapters, or whole books to students. Adult learners can also gain new insights through an introduction to a topic.
Wide Open School
Free, collection of online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors of Common Sense. Available for all ages.
World Book Online
Resources include encyclopedic content, e-books, multimedia, a vast collection of primary source documents, and a wealth of research tools that allow students to customize and save their work. For more information, view this Ten Minute Tutor from the State Library of Ohio. Tailored for the needs and skills of older students, World Book Advanced integrates primary and secondary source databases in a single search.
Language Arts
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.
PBS For Students
A collection of videos and other media designed to give a succinct overview of a variety of topics.
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.
Dr. Math
Provides math-centric homework help for a variety of grade levels.
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.

Jefferson Lab
Offers a variety of well-vetted, fun math games.

Khan Academy
Free, online lessons on a wide variety of topics including math and science. Available for all ages.
Math Game Time
Offers math games across a variety of grade levels and topics.
Math Help
Offers full lessons with videos, guided practice, and interactive self-tests for students.
PBS Math Club
From PBS Learning Media, it offers a video blog that teaches middle-school level Common Core standard math concepts.
Science
Periodic Videos
Hosts a ton of videos covering topics in chemistry.
PBS Crash Course
A collection of videos and other media designed to give a succinct overview of a variety of topics including science.
The Sci Show
A Youtube channel hosting a ton of informative science videos across a wide breadth of topics.
Understanding Science
A fully-stocked resource about truly understanding science. Contains lesson plans, articles, videos, and more. Geared towards high-school.
Social Studies
American Memory
American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.
Biography in Context
Virtually every course of study — from history to science to literature — is ultimately tied to the study of people. Biography in Context delivers outstanding research support with nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography.
CultureGrams
Maps, statistics, photographs, and cultural information on 190 countries and all 50 states. Research country information for school reports. Find authentic native recipes. Learn about local customs when planning travel destinations.
Digital History
A huge cache of audio/visual resources for use in teaching various grade levels of American history.
Eyewitness to History
A collection of primary resources/first person account of important historical events for use in lessons.

History.com
History Channel’s collected videos and other primary documentation from a variety of global historical events.
Jewish Studies Source
This rich full-text database offers a multidisciplinary view of the study of Jewish civilization, from its historical origins to the present. It is one of the only full-text databases available that focuses exclusively on Jewish studies, providing coverage of Judaism, Jewish heritage, Jewish history, mysticism and Kabbalah, Jewish philosophy and much more.

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.
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.
Foreign Lanuages
DuoLingo
Offers comprehensive courses in a ton of different languages, including Spanish, Japanese, and more.

Memrise
Offers a variety of activities to help the student learn various languages, including French, Spanish, and more.
Transparent Languages
Transparent Language Online provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. Combining robust courses, supplemental vocabulary, extensive grammar resources, and mobile apps, Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning system. With over 100 languages to choose from, including English for speakers of over 26 languages, there is something for every learner. Best of all, with enhanced support for mobile platforms, learners can enjoy the freedom to learn at home, in the library, or on the go.
Music & Art
Chrome Learning Lab
A great hands-on site for learning musical concepts that ties these concepts to topics in math, science, and more.
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.
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.
ACT and SAT Resources
Method Test Prep | ACT & SAT
Designed to work seamlessly with students' unique learning styles and busy schedules, Method Test Prep's ACT and SAT prep programs help students raise their ACT scores an average of three points and their SAT scores an average of 150 points. Diagnostic evaluations, lessons, quizzes, and full-length exams help students strategically navigate the SAT and ACT by focusing on both content and test-taking techniques. Students also build their fundamental reading comprehension, grammar, and math skills.
Physical Wellness and Mindfulness
GoNoodle
An extremely popular classroom app for promoting movement integration and mindfulness learning.
Online Tutoring / Homework Help Resources
Ask Rose
A free math and science tutoring service based out of Indiana.
Brainfuse
Free, online tutoring offered through the Chicago Public Library. Offers support for a variety of topics.
KidzWorld
Popular kids’ community website that also offers free homework help.

Tutor.com
Offers access to a huge selection of tutors for all sorts of subjects. Offers a free session, any time of the day, after which they offer several different subscription options.
Additional BPL Online Resources
More Resources
Check out BPL's full list of online resources, links and databases.