Back to School: Tools for Students

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Although the 2020-2021 school year is off to an unusual start, one thing is certain—Fauquier Public Library stands ready to help students, teachers and parents by providing support and resources to ensure academic success.

Children Preschool – Grade 5

The library has tools to help young children build early literacy skills and develop a lifelong love of reading.

What:  World Book Early Learning
E-books and activities for preschoolers make learning basic concepts—like numbers, colors and opposites—fun.

What:  Story Times to Go
With 35 themes to choose from, these sets of books, songs, games and other activities are perfect for toddler and preschool children.  Reserve one online to pick up at your nearest Fauquier Public Library.

What: Explora Primary
Get help with classroom assignments on this kid-friendly interface. Learn about endangered species, famous musicians, space exploration and more!

Middle and High School Students

What:  Learning Express Library: School Center
By building skills in reading, writing, math and basic science, students can tackle even the toughest homework assignments.

What: Opposing Viewpoints
Begin and complete your next assignment with confidence and quick access to credible sources on topics you have been taught in class.


Whether you are making your first foray into homeschooling or are a seasoned educator preparing for your first “virtual” academic year, library resources can help you develop your curriculum and challenge students across a wide range of subject areas.

Level: Elementary

What: EBSCO eBook Collection (Cricket Media)
What: EBSCO eBook Collection (K-8)
This collection is aligned with the Common Core Curriculum Standards and includes the award-winning Cricket Media Collection as well as full-text e-books across all subject
areas taught in elementary schools.

What: Gale In Context: Elementary
Educators are empowered with resources that support the full progression of K-5 students as they develop their research abilities, topic pages and “I Wonder…” questions that engage young users’ curiosity.

Level: Elementary/Middle School

What: Access Science
‘Curriculum Maps’ will guide you to highly
relevant and engaging content to use in your teaching, as well as skill-leveled projects aimed at STEM students and educators.

What: NoveList Plus
Quickly access recommended fiction and nonfiction titles that support curriculum ages 0-8, 9-12 and teens.

Level: Upper Middle/High School+

What: Bloom’s Literature
Includes curriculum tools for students and educators covering plagiarism, evaluating online resources and tips on teaching literature through film.

What: JSTOR in the Classroom
Provides students and researchers access to scholarly journals, primary sources and books, JSTOR in the Classroom and offers training materials and lesson plans to foster classroom discussion.

Adults and Recent Graduates

Learning doesn’t stop when school ends.  If you are looking to change careers or broaden your skill set, we can help.

What: Learning Express
Improve your job search, interview and networking skills or prepare for dozens of certification exams to enter a new field.

What:  Hoonuit
Improve your job skills with video-based training for more than 500 popular software applications on both PCs and Macs.

What:  Testing & Education Reference Center
Practice for a career related exam, prepare for the GED, build your resume or learn how to find a new career.

What:  Universal Class
Earn continuing education units or learn for fun through self-paced courses in over 30 subject areas.

Questions? Stop by the nearest Fauquier Public Library location or call 540.422.8500 ext. 3.


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