Homeschoolers: we're on your team!
Whether you are new to homeschooling or have been doing it for years, the Plymouth District Library is here to help you meet your family's educational objectives.
The Plymouth District Library offers a variety of resources to support the work you do at home with your children. Please ask a staff member about any of the following:
Books: Print, ebooks, audiobooks, e-audiobooks, braille, large print,, and interloan from other libraries available.
Periodicals: Hundreds of print magazines and periodicals available, as well as, online resources through our extensive databases and Zinio.
Databases: Fact checked, up to date articles and information to support your curriculum needs.
Media: Hundreds of dvd’s, cds, Blu-ray, MP3’s, video games, and computer software packages available.
Exam proctoring: Have your exam proctored by a librarian.
Group study rooms: 8 private rooms available on a first come, first served basis. Perfect for working on group projects!
Parent/Teacher Collection: Over 2000 items available on the topic of teaching and learning. Many mathematics curriculums available for loan. Homeschooling magazines such as “practical Homeschooling” and “Home Education.”
We also offer family or group tours of the library and training on our computer catalog and databases.
Help Your Child Choose A Book To Enjoy
Children's reading levels and preferences change rapidly as they mature and discover new interests. And children's book publishers have responded by providing a cornucopia of attractive and engaging books for all ages and interests. Here are some interactive websites that will help you and your child discover books that will appeal to your child's individual interests and reading style.
A Book And A Hug allows searches by topic, reading level, reader's personality and more. Find out what kind of "reading superhero" you are!
School-age readers (K-12) can use the Accelerated Reader Book Finder to find books by topic and reading level.
A great source for book reviews and a good source for "read alikes." Just enter the name of the last book you really loved and get a list of similar titles. You can search by genre, reading level and topic. Find the NoveList tab on the library's catalog or at mel.org.
Choosing an Easy Reader
Here's some ideas to help you and your child pick out easy readers that they enjoy. There are books that focus on phonics, non-fiction, fiction and favorite characters from children's literature.
Here are a few different types of easy readers to consider.
The easy readers are also color coded by reading level.
Information about Bullying for Parents & Children
Books to read and discuss with children from preschool to 6th grade. Web links for more information about how to handle bullying.
Plymouth Area Preschools & Day Care
Here's a list of preschools and child care facilities in the Plymouth area.
In February, the library hosts a Parade of Preschools where representatives from area preschool programs come and present information about their schools. Check our calendar for the next Parade of Preschools.