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Tools to learn from home

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KDL wants to support parents as they navigate this new paradigm in teaching.

That’s why we created this new page, where all of our learning resources reside. Some of them will be familiar and others are new, brought to you by KDL staff who have been busy behind the scenes creating content for online storytimes, booktalks, and much more. 

Helpful Info 

Get a library card

If you don't have a KDL card, you can apply for an online-only card that will grant you 90 days of access to our digital collection and research databases. As a requirement to apply, you need to live in the KDL service area and be at least 18 years old.

Use the library from home

A sampling of our online offerings, including our digital ebook and audiobook collection, livestreamed KDL programs, tools to learn new skills and research resources.

Request a personalized list of recommended books

Tell us what you like to read and we'll use that information to create a list of recommendations just for you. We'll even provide links to our online catalog so you can place a hold or find the item's location. 

 

Tutorials on downloading our ebooks

Homework Help

Below are links to lists of KDL-curated research websites geared toward students in K-12 to help with their homework needs. Log in with your KDL card number.

Short Tutorials on Some of Our Most Useful Homework Help Resources for Kids

Study Guides for Nonfiction Topics

Book Talks for Tweens and Teens

Follow kentdistrictlibrary on Instagram for more booktalks. The fall schedule is:

  • Mondays at 11:00am: adult booktalks
  • Mondays at 8:00pm: adult booktalks
  • Wednesdays at 8:00pm: adult booktalks
  • Thursdays at 11:00am: middle grade booktalks

Book Discussion Guides for Middle and High School Books

Want to read a book together with a group? These titles are all available through Hoopla, one of KDL’s apps for digital downloads. With Hoopla, there are no limits on the number of copies checked out, so you can have a copy, your best friend can have a copy, your mom can have a copy… everyone can have a copy!

Want to know more about the titles before you check them out? Visit kdl.org and type the name of the book into the search bar. After you’ve clicked on the title name, scroll to the bottom to the “Explore” tab – this will give you publisher reviews, age recommendations, readalikes and more. Happy reading!

Booktalks for Elementary School Kids

Storytimes

There are live storytimes every day of the week streaming on our Facebook page. The schedule is August 31 - November 27 (there will be no program on days KDL is closed system-wide):

  • Wimee's Words on weekdays at 1:00pm, starting September 14
  • Family Storytime on Mondays at 10:00am
  • Yoga Storytime on Tuesdays at 10:00am
  • Toddler Time on Wednesdays at 10:00am
  • Baby Time on Thursdays at 10:00am
  • Rhyme Time on Thursdays at 7:00pm

Mission: Read

Mission: Read is our reading program open to enrollment by students in K-3. The mission? Read for 1,000 days before 6th grade. Although 1,000 days sounds like a lot — and it is — Mission: Read makes it fun!

Learn more on our Mission: Read page and enroll online via the Beanstack website or app (Android | iOS). We also offer paper packets if you want to participate offline but these will not be available until our branches reopen.

STEAM Activities

Resources to Help Parents with Homeschooling