Homeschooling Support & Resources

Are you considering homeschooling or microschooling? Your Library is stocked with curriculum books, workbooks, and activity books to help you achieve your at-home learning goals.

This page also includes digital resources from the Library, and a curated list of free, high-quality online sources for information about homeschooling as well as content for lessons and projects.

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Content for Lessons

Creativebug logo

Go to CREATIVEBUG
https://www.creativebug.com/lib/lakeforestlibrary

What you can do with it

Choose from more than 1,000 award-winning art and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

User Guide

  1. Start in your device's web browser and visit the Library's Creativebug link.
  2. Enter your Lake Forest Library card number, then set up an account with your email and password.
  3. You can now use your email and password to log in to Creativebug in your browser or the app.

How to access

App available, search for "creativebug" in your app store
Works on iOS, Android, smartphones, tablets ... just install the app
Works in computer browser
CultureGrams

Go to CULTUREGRAMS

What you can do with it

Explore cultural information including videos, recipes, customs, and lifestyles from other countries in the world and states in the U.S.

DPLA logo

Go to DIGITAL PUBLIC LIBRARY OF AMERICA
https://dp.la

What you can do with it

Explore the riches held within America’s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions, including photographs, museum objects, government documents, and so much more!

Lynda.com

Go to LYNDA
https://www.lynda.com/portal/sip?org=lakeforestlibrary.org

If you have trouble logging in to Lynda, please call their customer support at 1.888.33.LYNDA (1.888.335.9632), Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–7:00 pm.

What you can do with it

Be a lifelong learner with free tutorials from the industry leader in technology training. Enhance and expand your business, technology, and creative skills.

User Guide

Getting Started with Lynda

Watch a tutorial

How to access

App available, search for "lynda" in your app store
Works on iOS, Android, smartphones, tablets ... just install the app
Works in computer browser
Storyline Online

Go to STORYLINE ONLINE

Storyline Online streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books. It is available 24 hours a day for children, parents, caregivers and educators worldwide. Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed elementary educator, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners.

Tumble Book Library

Go to TUMBLE BOOK LIBRARY

TumbleBooks are easy to use eBooks for grades K–6. Read as many books you want, when you want, and on any device with no checkouts, holds, or bulky downloads.

Homeword Help

CultureGrams

Go to CULTUREGRAMS

What you can do with it

Explore cultural information including videos, recipes, customs, and lifestyles from other countries in the world and states in the U.S.

DPLA logo

Go to DIGITAL PUBLIC LIBRARY OF AMERICA
https://dp.la

What you can do with it

Explore the riches held within America’s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions, including photographs, museum objects, government documents, and so much more!

EBSCO Host

Go to EBSCO HOST

Allows for simultaneous searching of any combination of EBSCO databases including: BIR Entertainment, Book Index with Reviews, Business Source Elite, Health Source (Academic and Consumer editions), Masterfile Premier, Regional Business News, Fiction Core Collection, and AHFS Consumer Medication Information.

Lynda.com

Go to LYNDA
https://www.lynda.com/portal/sip?org=lakeforestlibrary.org

If you have trouble logging in to Lynda, please call their customer support at 1.888.33.LYNDA (1.888.335.9632), Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–7:00 pm.

What you can do with it

Be a lifelong learner with free tutorials from the industry leader in technology training. Enhance and expand your business, technology, and creative skills.

User Guide

Getting Started with Lynda

Watch a tutorial

How to access

App available, search for "lynda" in your app store
Works on iOS, Android, smartphones, tablets ... just install the app
Works in computer browser
EBSCO Masterfile Premier

Go to MASTERFILE

Full text and abstracts of magazine and journal articles, as well as reference books and primary source documents.

OAIster

Go to OCLC

Access millions of records from over 2,000 organizations, including books, articles, audio, video, and images.

Tumble Book Library

Go to TUMBLE BOOK LIBRARY

TumbleBooks are easy to use eBooks for grades K–6. Read as many books you want, when you want, and on any device with no checkouts, holds, or bulky downloads.

tutor.com: A service of The Princeton Review

Go to TUTOR.COM

Live one-on-one online tutor help for K–12 students in math, science, English, social studies and writing available daily from 2:00–11:00 pm. Adults can receive one-on-one career help, GED prep, and citizenship test prep.

World Book Online

Go to WORLD BOOK ONLINE

Kids, Student, Advanced, Timelines and Discover versions of World Book Encyclopedias. French and Spanish versions available.