5 great resources for students

September 1, 2022

It’s time for students to head back to school, and we’ve got great resources to help with homework and home learning for kids and teens.

Here are five resources (free with a library card), that can help students this school year:

  • Libby. Download the app to get free ebooks and digital audiobooks for kids and teens
  • National Geographic Kids. Find reputable, authoritative and appropriate content that brings children aged 6-14 the world in a way they’ve never seen it before. Fun and substantive, National Geographic Kids will take them on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.
  • Solaro. An exam prep and study app based on the BC curriculum for students in Grade 3-12.  Based on the BC Curriculum, SOLARO provides study notes and practice tests for English/language arts, science and math.  Users can also customize their study with their own notes and flashcards.  Parents of younger students can use SOLARO materials as a framework or to build up their own skills to help with homework, while older students can work through material independently.
  • Kanopy Kids. Stream free films for kids.
  • BC Historical Newspapers. Access historical newspapers, including the Vancouver Sun (1912-2010), The Times Colonist (1884-2010) and The Province (1894-2010). It’s great for students who need to do research.