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Educators & Homeschooling

Helpful tools and information for teachers, parents, and homeschooling families.

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Toys & Kits Toys & Kits
OPL has a large selection of toys and kits available for checkout. Click here to learn more.
OPL has a large selection of toys and kits available for checkout. Click here to learn more.
Online Resource
TumbleBook Library TumbleBook Library
Kids, parents, and teachers! Reading is fun with animated talking picture books, videos, puzzles and games, and language learning.
Kids, parents, and teachers! Reading is fun with animated talking picture books, videos, puzzles and games, and language learning.
Event
Literacy & Education Events Literacy & Education Events
Various Locations
Educational events for kids and teens like: book clubs, teen poetry workshops, coding, science club and more!
Educational events for kids and teens like: book clubs, teen poetry workshops, coding, science club and more!
Online Resource
Gale Courses Gale Courses
Online courses for academic learning, professional development, and personal enrichment available now to OPL Library cardholders.
Online courses for academic learning, professional development, and personal enrichment available now to OPL Library cardholders.
Online Resource
LearningExpress Library LearningExpress Library
Offers online practice exams various academic/professional tests including SAT, ACT, GED, GRE, GMAT, ASVAB, Civil Service, and more.
Offers online practice exams various academic/professional tests including SAT, ACT, GED, GRE, GMAT, ASVAB, Civil Service, and more.
Catalog Search
Storyboxes Storyboxes
Boxes feature classroom-favorite themes and are filled with props, manipulatives and 5 books that give a concrete sense of each concept.
Boxes feature classroom-favorite themes and are filled with props, manipulatives and 5 books that give a concrete sense of each concept.
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Test Proctoring Test Proctoring
Any Omaha Public Library location will proctor tests. Arrangements may be made in person or by telephone. View the requirements here.
Any Omaha Public Library location will proctor tests. Arrangements may be made in person or by telephone. View the requirements here.
Blogpost
The Literacy Collection The Literacy Collection
By Egetzschman
What kind of books should a 22-year-old man read? Most young people in their 20s can read whatever they like...
What kind of books should a 22-year-old man read? Most young people in their 20s can read whatever they like...
Online Resource
Mango Languages Mango Languages
Mango is an online language learning system teaching practical conversation skills for a variety of popular languages.
Mango Languages’ PhD-created, linguist-approved language-learning software teaches practical conversation in over 70 languages, while keeping the vibe fun and encouraging. With free mobile apps, hands-free learning features, progress tracking, and some seriously fresh marketin…
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OPL can help with literacy skills OPL can help with literacy skills
Omaha World-Herald: Director: Omaha Public Library can help with children’s literacy skills
Omaha World-Herald: Director: Omaha Public Library can help with children’s literacy skills
Article
Library important for back-to-school Library important for back-to-school
Omaha World-Herald: Library card an important back-to-school item for students
Omaha World-Herald: Library card an important back-to-school item for students
Online Resource
Lynda.com Lynda.com
Take online classes from experts at your own pace, for free at OPL! Topics available include software, business, and design.
Take online classes from experts at your own pace, for free at OPL! Topics available include software, business, and design.
Blogpost
Homeschool Spelling Bee at Sorensen Bran… Homeschool Spelling Bee at Sorensen Bran…
By Omahalibrary
Homeschoolers face off against other grade members for spelling dominance!
Homeschoolers face off against other grade members for spelling dominance!
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S.T.E.A.M Activities at Main Library S.T.E.A.M Activities at Main Library
By Omahalibrary
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math fun!
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math fun!
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