All libraries are closed Thursday & Friday 11/26 & 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday

Book drops, phone service, and walk up holds pick up are available at all 12 VCL locations!
More information about walk up holds pick up here.

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Online Learning for Kids & Teens

Are you learning from home or you do need help with homework? Give these resources a try...

HelpNow! by brainfuse - Tutoring & eLearning for all ages/levels   
Sign in with your library card number to use the following services:

  • Homework Help:  Live tutoring 1-10pm in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests. 
  • Skills-Building:  Choose a topic to receive real-time help.
  • Homework Send Question:  Submit homework questions for expert guidance.
  • 24-Hour Writing Lab:  Submit essays and other forms of writing for constructive feedback.

Ventura County eLibrary Educational Resources 
Some resources will require you to sign in with your library card number.

 

Additional educational websites currently offering free resources:

  • Wide Open School  A free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense, who have been gathering/organizing content so teachers and families can easily find it and plan each day.  
  • Sesame Street in Communities  Activities, games, videos, and topics revelant for grown-ups to use with children ages 2-6, as well as materials for caregiver support. Also, see Sesame Street's COVID-19 resources initiative Caring for Each Other.
  • TumbleMath  Introduces young and reluctant learners to math concepts using stories and literature. Includes lesson plans, quizzes, and How to Use suggestions for parents and teachers.
  • Duolingo  A language-learning platform that uses a game-centered approach to engage beginning through early intermediate learners. The company uses the "freemium" model; the apps and the website are accessible without charge, but contain ads. There is a premium ad-free service for a fee. Apps include: Duolingo ABC, Duolingo Kids, Duolingo Language Lessons.
  • Khan Academy Kids  For children ages 2-7, featuring adaptive and independent learning. Includes a curated collection of activities, books, videos, and coloring pages. Download an app and register for free access.
  • TEDed  Video lessons that can be filtered by subject, student level, content-type, and more.
  • Proquest Quick Access (Grades 3-12)  CA State Library link to K-12 online content normally available to CA students through their school districts. Free through at least May 31.
  • PBS Learning Media  Features multi-subject videos, interactive lessons, lesson plans, and links to printable packets for Grades PreK-12. 
  • HippoCampus  A free, core academic web site that provides videos, animations, and simulations on general education subjects to middle-school and high-school students and teachers. 
  • Typing.com  Learn touch typing. Create a free account to earn badges and keep track of progress.
  • Khan Academy  Online courses for all ages/grades in Math, Science, Language Arts, and more. Register for free access. 
  • UC BerkeleyX  A variety of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) that can be audited for free if you do not require a certificate of completion. Receipt of a verified certificate of completion requires a small fee.