Education & Online Learning
Brainfuse HelpNow – Offers personalized academic assistance in core subjects (math, reading, writing, Languages, science, and computer programming), practice tests for skills-building (including SAT preparation), and much more. Live tutoring is available in either English or Spanish from 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM EST. Students may submit papers to HelpNow’s Writing Lab for expert assistance and feedback. Requires a library card number for login outside of the library.
Creativebug – Offers over 1,000 free video classes in drawing, painting, sketchbooking, sewing, quilting, knitting, jewelry making, and much more. New classes are added daily. Here are PDF Instructions on how to use Creativebug. Requires a library card number for login outside of the library.
Explora Secondary Schools – Supports both student research and classroom instruction with age-appropriate content for middle and high school learners with an easy-to-use interface and great accessibility tools, including translation and text to sound.
EBSCO Read It! – provides those who have a basic foundation in grammar and reading with quality educational articles on a range of topics such as history, literature, science and life skills. Requires a library card number for login outside of the library.
Find It Virginia – Access a variety of academic and popular databases relating to a multitude of topics such as biographies, business, health and wellness, and computers. Requires a library card number for login outside of the library.
Gale In Context: Elementary – Is an exciting resource designed especially for students in kindergarten through grade five that includes educational and engaging videos, images, and magazines.
Just for Kids Access Video – Ad-free streaming videos for kids that are educational and entertaining. The videos include Sesame Street, Arthur, Reading Rainbow, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, and many more.
Learning Express – Test preparation and skill building courses for all levels of students from elementary to graduate, including GED prep. Learning Express has a new look. Get an overview of the changes in our recent blog post. Requires a library card number for login outside of the library.
Storyline Online– Streams videos featuring acclaimed actors reading children’s books.
Universal Class – offers more than 500 online courses, which are either self-paced or instructor-led. Classes offered cover a wide variety of topics such as accounting, computers, writing, cooking, crafts, and many more. Requires a library card number for login outside of the library.
VPM Classroom – VPM has partnered with educators and non-profit organizations to create content that will keep students in grades 4-10 engaged in learning and inspired to discover more. Each show has been created and filmed by educators from their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. VPM Classroom is correlated with Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs).