Homeschool Resources

Here are some resources available through the Meriden Public Library that may assist Homeschooling families or those who would like supplemental materials for home learning.

Still can’t find what you are looking for? Our Librarians can be your greatest resource! Email the children’s department at childrenslibrary@meriden.lioninc.org if you have any specific questions.

Themed Learning

Are you focusing on a specific theme and want more information? We can help!

We have many book displays available in a variety of topics, with books available in our catalog & via Hoopla or Overdrive/Libby. You can also find book displays for teens here!

Still need more info? Ask a librarian! Our Children’s Room staff are available to help you find books about a specific topic. We call these Book Bundles. Each Book Bundle can be specifically curated for your needs. Click here or the image below to get started.

book bundles

Digital Resources

These are online databases available free with your Library Card. Find more databases and information on our Research & Learning page.

  • NewsBank provides a comprehensive collection of reliable news sources covering a wide array of topics and issues.
  • NoveList Plus – a comprehensive readers’ advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. With an intuitive interface and extensive proprietary content, NoveList Plus answers the question: What should I read next?
  • Learn a new language with Pronunciator! Pronunciator has 99 languages and counting with robust personalized courses.
  • Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning.  Use BookFlix for FREE with your library card.  Click the BookFlix icon to login to access the library of over 50 themes, with over 100 e-books and e-audiobooks for children in preschool to Grade 3
researchIT CT - Free Online Resources. A Service of the CT State Library
  • researchIT CT is part of the Connecticut Education Network. It provides all students, faculty and residents with online access to essential library and information resources. It is administered by the Connecticut State Library in conjunction with your local library.
    Find many databases for Elementary, Middle, and High School curriculum’s and learners on researchIT. You can also access popular magazines, genealogy databases, and much more! Explore researchIT CT today!

Other Information

Additional online resources, not associated with your library account.

open culture

Open Culture has over 200 free textbooks (aka open textbooks), online courses, and many other free kids educational resources including video lessons, apps, books, etc. 200 Free Textbooks, and check back often for new additions.

field trip directory

Field Trip Directory is your guide to fields trips in the state of Connecticut. The guide gives field trip lesson plans with fun facts and objectives. Now including Virtual Field Trips!

khan

Khan Academy offers free courses for all ages in a variety of subjects such as math, art, computing, economics, and SAT prep. They have partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.

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