OPL Can Help Ready Students to Return to School

With most Omaha-area schools kicking off classes by mid-August, OPL would like to remind Omaha and Douglas County residents of the great ways their library cards can be used to help make the grade!

  1. Homework help: OPL has several resources that kids, opens a new window and teens, opens a new window can access online with their OPL cards to get assistance with their homework in any subject they may be studying in the year ahead. Getting acquainted with these resources in advance of the school year will likely increase kids' chances of using them, so don't wait to check out OPL's homework help resources!
    Some highlights include: Tutor.com, opens a new window, which offers free homework or career help from a live, online tutor or career coach between 9a.m.-9 p.m.; LearningExpress's School Center, opens a new window, which can help prepare students of all ages for important tests, provide extra help for assignments, boost skills in core subjects, and more. Mango Languages prepares learners for realistic conversations and communication in over 70 world languages.
  2. Test prep: Gale Courses, opens a new window and LearningExpress's College Prep Center, opens a new window and College Center, opens a new window feature online exam preparation courses, skill reviews and practice exams for students who are preparing to take the ACT, SAT, GED, GRE or graduate school admission tests. It's never too early to start preparing to earn the best scores!
  3. Collection/ OPL book lists: Last, but not least, OPL has tons of resources available in its collection for patrons of all ages to check out and enjoy from anywhere. Whether you're interested in any of the several "[subject] for Dummies" books, opens a new window, test prep books, opens a new window; you need to ease your young ones' nerves with any of the books from this list of First Day Back to School Books; or subtly get your teens into a back-to-school mindset with any of these back-to-school reads based primarily in a school setting, there truly is something for everyone in OPL's collection! Search OPL's catalog using your own keywords or subjects.
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Omaha Picks: First Day Back to School

The first day of school can be a nerve-racking time. Check out this list of books all about starting or returning to school to help your child get over their first-day jitters!

Like Lava in My Veins

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