Learning at Home with PGTPL

Learning at Home with PGTPL

 

Whether you are a seasoned homeschooler, are remote learning as a result of health concerns, or are looking for ways to enhance your child’s classroom experience, the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library has many resources that can help you! While some require a PGTPL library card for access, others are available to anyone.

Online Programs

Does your child or teen need an enrichment activity or a brain break? Check out our YouTube channels for STEM activities, artistic inspiration, book talks, and more–you can even learn a card trick!

Children’s Room YouTube channel

Teen Central YouTube channel

 

Collection Kits

Would you like Children’s Room staff to pull together a collection of books for your child based on a theme? If you have a PGTPL card, fill out the form here. You will tell us one or two topics of interest, your child’s age or grade level, and how many books you would like to borrow. Please make sure you give us at least 48 hours to select books or other materials from our shelves!

 

Databases

Did you know that the library has many databases available to support your needs? You can find a full listing of databases here. However, we have also highlighted some which are especially helpful for homeschooling families!

 

Scholastic Teachables

Check out this online treasure trove of ready-to-go lessons and activities for any grade, subject, and skill level. You can access this resource with your library card.

To learn more about Scholastic Teachables, check out our walkthrough video!

 

Mango Languages

This language-learning software teaches practical conversation in more than 70 languages–including Spanish, Russian, and Pirate! You can log in with your library card via the mobile app or online.

 

INSPIRE

A collection of databases provided by the Indiana State Library, INSPIRE provides access to current and historical newspapers; ACT, SAT, and AP test prep; biographies; ebooks and more! INSPIRE is free and available to all Indiana residents, no need to log in.

 

OverDrive

Your PGTPL card gives you access to thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and videos. OverDrive even has a separate section for kids and teens.

Local Homeschooling Organizations

While these organizations are not affiliated with PGTPL, they may be helpful to homeschooling families in our area.

Indiana Department of Education’s homeschooling page

Indiana Association of Home Educators

Hendricks County Homeschoolers Connect

Hendricks County Homeschool Curriculum Swap and Shop

In conclusion, these are only a few of the many resources available from the library to help you and your children navigate the school year. If you have any questions, please call the Children’s Room or Teen Central at 317-839-6602. Good luck!

 



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