School tools: Ways the library can help your child succeed

A new school year can be stressful for families, but Chesterfield County Public Library can help. Check out these school-boosting library features that can make homework time easier for everyone:

  • Back to School Night (all branches), Thursday, Oct. 17, 6-8 p.m.: Drop by your local library and get inside knowledge on e-resources, such as databases, e-books, e-audiobooks and digital magazines – all accessible from home. Find out how the Your Personal Librarian service can help you get an “A,” and speak to representatives from other county agencies to help your child succeed.
  • Literati: This online student hub offers free, live homework help in math, reading and writing for kids in grades 3-12. The service is staffed by state-certified teachers, and is available Monday-Thursday from 3-9 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Literati also has intuitive and reliable ways to find the information you need. To access Literati, go to library.chesterfield.gov, click on Resources>View All Databases>Literati, then click the blue and black “Homework” tab on the right.
  • Kids Infobits: No need to search through pages of Google search results. This easy-to-use research spot for children in grades K-5 makes writing papers a breeze. Colorful icons let kids explore age-appropriate content by topic, save articles in their virtual backpack, and more. From the library’s home page, go to Resources>View All Databases>Kids Infobits.
  • Infotrac: Need to write about a current event? Infotrac is the place to start. Infotrac offers three versions, for elementary, middle school and high school students. With millions of reliable magazine, newspaper and reference book articles, Infotrac is the perfect place to research the latest information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health and more.

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