The Children’s Department provides resources for parents. We have parent specific magazines, a parent bookshelf, and programs for you and your child.
Homework Help Now! New! Free homework help tutorials, videos, and live tutors you can talk to who will work one-on-one with your child to complete their homework using all the current Common Core methods and standards. Log in with your Guilford library card from home to access the database 24/7 and talk to a tutor after school (2:00-11:00 PM). You can also access Homework Help Now on any library computer. This service covers all subjects and grades K-12. For a brief explanation of Homework Help Now from Brainfuse, you can watch this three-minute video. For personalized lesson plans and progress tracking you can sign up for a free account with Brainfuse, but this is not necessary for accessing tutor services or lesson videos and tutorial database.
ConnecticutHistory.org – A program from Connecticut Humanities that brings local history to life.
ConneCT Kids – The official State of Connecticut website for children, for state history, symbols, government and more, made easy and fun for kids to explore.
LearningExpress offers courses and practice exams for elementary and middle school students. Improve math, reading and writing skills.
Spark Action-one-stop shop for news and tools to make a difference in the lives of children and youth
Common Sense Media: a non-partisan, non-commerical organization, providing trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can see what others think about the media they consume.
Bookshare: A free resource for people with reading disabilities, such as physical or learning disabilities. Sign up with them to get access to thousands of books in disability-friendly formats, including braille, audio, and large print.
KidsHealth: How the Body Works – Outstanding, easy-to-navigate advice and information on health, fitness, sports, and nutrition is provided by Nemours, a nonprofit organization committed to improving the lives of young people. Also offers links to valuable resources for parents and teachers.
Epoint Plus – Select ebooks for children. Log in with the username: guilfordlibrary and the password: books to access these titles. Tell us if you prefer this platform for ebooks so we can better serve your needs in the future.