Parents

Introduction

We’ve built this portal as a way to reorganize both TADL and curated online resources in a user-friendly format. It’s our goal to be as helpful as we can to the community in this evolving landscape. If you have specific requests or would like more information we’d love to hear from you! Our Facebook page and our reference email are both always available.

Tips from Scholastic for creating a great study space!


Parent-Teacher Collection

The Parent-Teacher Collection is an easy to access resource collection consisting of high demand items for parents, teachers, and caregivers of preschool, and elementary and middle school aged children. This collection of books and resources covers many topics including: parenting skills, discipline, reading and literacy promotion, storytimes at home, children’s learning strategies, preschool activities, learning through art, homework help (various levels), popular subjects for homeschoolers, homeschooling, outdoor activities and enjoyment with children, Common Core information, and more. All books, DVDs, and kits in the collection are intended for checkout (4 weeks for books and DVDs, 2 weeks for kits).

This collection is located in the Youth Services Department at the Main Library across from our Story Room doors. Our goal is to make this browsing collection more convenient for adults seeking reliable information but unable to get to our Adult Services department with their family. Parents, teachers, caregivers, and those working with children as part of their employment or volunteering are encourage to make use of this collection.


Resources

Please see the individual student grade level pages – (Preschool-Grade 3; Grades 4-6; Grades 7-9; Grades 10-12)

Have a specific question? Feel free to contact us through our Facebook page or use our ask email.

School schedules and other resources are available in The Record-Eagle Back-to-School reference guide (August, 2020).

Google Classroom TutorialsYouTube has lots of great tutorials, but please know there is lots of advertising. How to Use Google Classroom tutorial


Curriculum

State of Michigan Standards


Technology

TADL has a wide range of technology to supplement what your students have available at home and/or at school. These resources include our:

  • Public computer lab
  • Hotspots and computers parents can check out
  • Free Wifi in the Main Library parking lot and on the Main Library grounds
  • 3D printing

     

Media Literacy

An important component of learning technology is media literacy – being able to not just use the technology but also to comprehend and vet information to make good decisions in research and discovery. Media literacy resources include:

Media Literacy

Lesson plans for evaluating digital information

National Association for Media Literary Education (NAMLE)

Online Coding


Library of Things

TADL has an assortment of learning tools available in our Library of Things! This includes musical instruments, digital recording devices, A/V equipment, board and yard games, a telescope, art projector, and more.


TADL Digital Services

You can access videos and books to supplement learning at home through our digital services! If you haven’t used these services before we’ve created a playlist of tutorials to walk you through it.

Special needs students may enjoy items in our Talking Book Library collection! They are available for digital download.


When you NEED to get out of the house!

You can check out passes to many regional attractions (including Dennos Museum) using your library card! (Brochure, Michigan Activity Pass site)

Transportation Options


Additional Resources

We offer a wide range of assistance on our website, including needs, resources for legal assistance, and other matters. If you have a question about the Student Success portal – or anything else – please feel free to email a librarian!