Back-to-School with BPL

September is back-to-school time and the perfect time to learn something new at any age.

Whether you’re a parent of a little learner starting Kindergarten or returning to grade school—or a student heading off to college or university—or an adult with a yearning for learning to keep your brain fit, make the library your go-to place this fall.

Get to know the online resources that are free to access 24/7 with your library card number. Along with online resources for school-age students, here are a few always-available classes we recommend for curious adults: The Great Courses on Kanopy, LinkedIn Learning, ArtistWorks, Creativebug, Transparent Language Online.

Check out our curated Staff Picks booklists and at-home activities for kids below for recommended titles to help you and your family keep calm and carry on through another unusual school year. And, since September is Library Card Sign-up Month, make sure you and your child drop in to one of our six open locations to get their first library card! Please note: If you sign up online, you instantly receive a library card number that you can use to borrow digital and physical items—but not a plastic library card. To get a plastic card, you need to visit us in person.

Ready, Set, School

Online resources for young learners & homework help

At-Home Activities for Kids

Online learning resources for all

The Great Courses on Kanopy

LinkedIn Learning

ArtistWorks

Creativebug

Transparent Language Online

Video tutorials to help get started using BPL's online resources

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