Homeschool Resources

Getting Started

Homeschooling Books

Museum Passes

Check out passes for local museums and attractions including the Brookfield Zoo and the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Research

American History Online

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Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history to cover the American experience. Primary sources, maps, charts, videos, and curricula included.

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Ancient and Medieval History Online

Ancient and Medieval History Online

World history from prehistory through the 1500s, with special topic centers on key civilizations and regions. Primary sources, maps, charts, videos, and curricula included.

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Biography in Context

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Learn about the world's most influential people. Search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.

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CultureGrams

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Learn about the daily life and culture of more than 200 countries around the world from an insider's perspective. The Kids section features information written for elementary students.

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Daily Life through History

Daily Life through History

Explore the lives of ordinary people in the ancient world, medieval world, 15th-19th centuries, and the modern world. Learn about family life, food, work, sports, languages and social customs.

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eLibrary

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Designed for students in high school and college, full-text content includes books, magazines, scholarly and trade journals, newspapers, photographs, transcripts, and videos on a variety of subjects.

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Stream & Download

Flipster

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Read full-color digital magazines on your computer or download the app. Featured titles: Consumer Reports, People, Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple, and Bloomberg Businessweek.

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Freegal

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App available. Log in with your library card to instantly stream or download millions of songs. Download up to 5 items per week, and everything you download is yours to keep.

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Hoopla

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App available. Instantly stream or temporarily download TV episodes, movies, ebooks, audiobooks, and comics for all ages on your computer, tablet, or mobile device. Check out up to 20 items per month.

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Kanopy

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App available. Stream classic films and documentaries on-demand on your computer, tablet or mobile device. Check out up to five items per month. Kanopy also includes children's shows and movies in its "Kids" section. 

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Overdrive / Libby

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App available. Download and enjoy ebooks and eaudiobooks on your computer, tablet or mobile device. Check out fiction and non-fiction ebooks, audiobooks, and comics for all ages.

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Scholastic BookFlix

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Pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning.

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TumbleBook Library

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An online collection of animated, talking picture books for kids. Books are also available in a read-along format and in Spanish and French.

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