Back to School Help from Your Local Library

Back to School Help from Your Local Library

This year’s Back to School Season looks substantially different for countless families. Many are navigating trying times to determine what’s best in getting the most information to make informative decisions for their family.

We want you to know that Handley Regional Library System is HERE for you. Whether your child is homeschooling or attending public or private school and even college, we can help. Are you an educator wanting to make the most of the digital content you are sharing with your students? Are you a caregiver that is new to assisting with at-home instruction? Or, are you a student that is anxious about this new school year? Our librarians have compiled the best library resources to support your Back to School journey. 

> Browse the Student & Teacher Resource Guide Here <


Library Services

  • Need WiFi at home? Borrow a T-Mobile hotspot to get a week’s worth of free, unlimited internet service! Need to access the library as well? Come use our WiFi at all three locations.
  • Need to use a computer or print a document? We can help you there, too. Or you can send your document from the PrintMe app at home, and we’ll have it ready for you to pick up at the library, for much cheaper than a print shop. Learn about PrintMe here.

Resources In Our 24/7 Digital Library

We have the latest resources for learning at home and a huge digital library to explore. Students can access databases that support both student research and classroom instruction. Some databases also assist in educator lesson planning! 

View our entire Digital Library here.

View our resources for homework help.

  • Universal Class offers more than 500 online courses, from photography to physics, computers to calligraphy.
  • You can even learn a new language with Mango Languages. Your library card grants you full access to their complete collection of 70 languages from Spanish to Mandarin and Hebrew to Scottish Gaelic. We have you covered!

More to Explore

Your library is the best place to get homework help, find your next read, or even take a break! We offer numerous virtual programs on Facebook or Instagram Live and on Zoom. Check the monthly calendar here and plan to join us! If you're "stuck at home" and needing more ideas for what to do, then check out our blog post on dealing with COVID-19.

Of course, ask our knowledgeable library staff any questions as you explore, and they will point you in the right direction.

> Browse the Student/Teacher Quick Resource Guide HERE 

> Browse the Middle/High School Student Quick Resource Guide HERE

>  Download an infographic to see how else we help with back to school

>  Bridging the Digital Divide

The American Library Association has compiled great resources through their campaign #LooktoLibraries, where it is encouraged for parents and caregivers to turn to their local library for help navigating tough topics, such as Covid 19, depression, divorce, and grief, to name a few. Click here to read the blog and access great resources through tough topics.

Back to School may have changed, but the library is always your community’s constant!