Homework Help

Access help for any subject from science to research to math via recommended databases and websites from TADL and the Library of Michigan.

Younger Learners

  • Early World of Learning Learn about colors, numbers and other fun things with the help of Trek and Taffy. M
  • Britannica Learning Zone – Pre K – 2nd grade. Play and read to learn letters, numbers, shapes, and more. W
  • World Book Early Learning – Grades PreK-3. Follow Trek and Taffy the cat around the world. Share their love of colors, numbers, and other fun things. Come inside for stories and pictures. M

Subject Area Supplemental Information

  • School Center from Learning Express – Grades 4 through 12 skills improvement in math, writing and grammar, reading comprehension, social studies, and vocabulary and spelling through tests, eBooks, and tutorials. Create a free account to access tools to help you do well in school.
  • The Khan Academy The Khan Academy is a homework center with a youtube type format. Learn Math, Science, Computer Programming and more. W
  • Mango Languages Learn a foreign language or perfect your English. T
  • Transparent Language Online Over 100 languages and dialects – free with your library card! Many Indigenous languages are available, including 3 dialects of Ojibwe. T
  • eBook K-8 Collection – Titles that support K-8 students across all subject areas. M
  • Britannica SchoolMade for today’s digital classroom, Britannica School features differentiated instruction, allowing students to move easily to resources at higher or lower reading levels as needed. M
  • Opposing ViewpointsFeatures contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues. M
  • PebbleGo – Articles and activities for Animals and Social Studies. M


  • Enciclopedia EstudiantilBilingual resources from World Book Encyclopedia for children ages pre-K through grade 5. M

Reading & Books

General Resources

  • Access Video: Just for Kids – Fun and informative video and audio titles on a variety of topics. Kid-safe and ad-free! T
  • ALA Great Websites for Kids – Explore great websites for Animals, The Arts, Literature, Math Science, and beyond. W
  • DKfindout! Perfect for help with homework, DK’s clear, reliable, and highly visual content covers all curriculum subjects and more! W
  • Explora for Elementary Schools – Content from children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedia entries, and images. Students can learn about animals, musicians, fitness, space exploration, and much more. W
  • MeL Kids  From the Library of Michigan. Good stuff for school, funny poems, silly songs, books to read or listen to, Michigan facts, and lots of other cool info. M
  • WorldBook KidsLearning activities for students pre-K through grade 5. M

M = Michigan T = TADL W = website

Parent Teacher Collection

This collection highlights resources that complement parenting materials from our Adult Services collection as well as school resources for homeschoolers, families, and teachers of elementary-aged children. This collection is located in the Youth Services Department near our Story Room for ease of access for our families and teachers. Click here for more information on this collection.