The library? Yup! It is packed with free online resources that can save you hundreds of dollars. Whether you homeschool or need help on math skills, local libraries offer a wide variety of free educational programs. You can use them for your homeschool or to supplement your education, hone hobbies and interests. Interested in history? Learn more about the ancient world and important historical events. Need a solid ELA program? Education.com and IXL are both available at library districts around the country for FREE (check your local branch).
The library district is continually adding more to its online resources. We also have a growing list of free or low-cost online curriculum. Check out the well-stocked Homeschool Room at its Centennial Hills Library. With all the library offers, you can get a free online education at any age and for any interests.
Benefits of Using the Library Online
Educational endeavors can be expensive. Libraries offer free programs that can save you time and money tracking down established and proven programs. The Great Courses delves into history, geography, languages and more and can cost around $90 a year. Sign in to learn languages for free with the highly acclaimed, and otherwise relatively expensive, Rosetta Stone.
Free Crafting with Creativebug
The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District recently added Creativebug to its online resources! This free online program has oodles of fun activities for kids and parents. It has everything from knitting and crocheting to building birdhouses, picture frames and marble runs. There are more than 1000+ arts and crafts tutorials for littles, tweens, teens and weekend craft warriors to do! Without your trusty library card, it’s $10 a month to access Creative Bug’s kid-friendly tutorials. We are digging cooking and painting. Have you tried it yet?!
List of the Libraries’ Free Programs
Here’s a few free online resources that our readers have chimed in on and approve for homeschooling or simply supplementing your child’s education.
Education.com and IXL are just two of the rich resources you can download and use in your homeschool or to help kids supplement their education. Whether your child is struggling or looking for more challenging work, the free resources at the library can significantly improve their overall education endeavors.
The library programs are listed on the Electronic Resources and grouped by subject and audience.
Tools for School Success is the library’s free online resources for Homework Help, language learning, STEAM, etc. that you can access from home, which you can access here.
Online Tutoring Services
For kids struggling with math concepts, phonics or other subject, the online tutoring services are free and fantastic!