Educational Resources

The Youth Services team is happy to support kids of any age with their educational goals. Whether you’re helping a toddler with their speech development, homeschooling a teenager, or looking to supplement your classroom library, we are here to help.

In the Library

  • Educational DVDs on a variety of topics for all ages

  • Broad selection of nonfiction books

  • Public computers with our online catalog and internet access

  • Educator Kits: a collection of resources about a particular topic.  Check a Kit out just like any other item, then take the whole bag home to enjoy. Depending on the topic, kits might contain books, DVDs, interactive items, toys, or other resources. Check out our full list of topics!

American Civil War

American Revolution

Ancient China

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Rome

Colonial America


Exploration of the New World

Five Senses

Force and Motion

Fractions and Decimals


Human Body



Life Cycles: Birds, Butterflies, and Frogs

Light and Electricity


Math Concepts

The Moon


Pioneers and Westward Expansion


Robot Mouse Coding Activity Set

Rocks and Minerals

Simple Machines

Solar System

Weather and Climate

Wildlife Explorers

World War I

World War II

You can download the Educator Kit Policy as a PDF, or read it here:

  • Educator Kits may be checked out to patrons 18+ whose library accounts are in good standing.
    • No checkouts on children’s cards.
  • Kits have a loan period of 3 weeks (21 days) with one renewal.
    • No due date extensions are permitted for Educator Kits.
  • Each household may check out only one Educator Kit per loan period.
  • Failure to return any portion of the kit, or damage to any portion of the kit, may result in the borrowing patron being charged for the total cost of the kit in its entirety.
    • The total cost of each kit varies according to its contents, with an approximate range of $75.00 to $200.00.
    • The cost of the kit is indicated on the list of contents in the front pocket of the kit bag.
  • Educator Kits do not accrue overdue fines. However, failure to return the kit in a timely manner will result in the borrowing patron being charged the total cost of the kit.
  • Kits must be checked out and returned in-person at the Children’s Room circulation desk.
    • Book drop returns are not allowed.
    • Returns to other libraries are not allowed.
  • Kits are not holdable.

Our Services

  • Interlibrary Loan: we can help you obtain resources from other libraries

  • Teacher Cards: a special library account to keep classroom and homeschooling items separate

  • Homeschool Connection: this program is offered periodically to help homeschooling families connect with each other and our resources

Online Resources

  • Scholastic Teachables, for educational resources across many grade levels

  • Universal Class, for continuing education

  • Mometrix, for standardized test preparation

  • AtoZ Maps Online, for learning about geography

  • and many more on our Online Resources page

Have a suggestion?

If you have an idea for a resource, event, or program, we’d love to hear it! Please contact the Head of Youth Services with any suggestions.