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Homeschooling and Your Bailey Library

BOOKS
COMPUTERS
LIBRARY TOURS & VISITS
BAILEY STEAM CORNER
DOWNLOAD EBOOKS & AUDIOBOOKS
KANOPY FILM STREAMING
ONLINE RESOURCES
RESEARCH HELP
ACCESS TO OVER SIX MILLION ITEMS
PROGRAMS
SUMMER READING
TEENS
HELPFUL LINKS

BOOKS >>
The Library has many books to assist homeschoolers. These can be found both in the library’s Parenting section in the Children’s Wing, and in the library’s Non-Fiction collection in the Adult Wing. Most of these materials are found under the 370s call numbers (Education), while other helpful materials can be found under call numbers 028 (Reading), 649 (Parenting), and 909 (World History). The library’s non-fiction collection is arranged with easy-to-read subject signage. For more information about how our collection is organized please visit our Homework Help page here: baileylibrary.org/teens/homeworkhelp.


COMPUTERS >>
The library has public computers with internet access and word processing available for use. Children age 14 and younger may use the terminals in the Children’s Wing of the library.


LIBRARY TOURS & VISITS >>
Our Youth Programming Coordinator, Stacy Tomassone is available to give tours of the library with prior arrangement. Information can be tailored to the needs of a particular group, or a particular subject. Email stomassone@baileylibrary.org to schedule a tour.


BAILEY STEAM CORNER
Homeschoolers are able to schedule time in our STEAM (science/technology/engineering/art/mathematics) Corner for students. Items may not be taken out of the library.

The corner is located in our King Event Room and features:

  • Bird Song Learning Tool w/ Binoculars (8)
  • Black+Decker Tool Kit w/ Cordless Drill
  • Chemistry Model Set
  • DNA Model Set
  • Flash Cards (8 sets)
  • Full Size Human Skeleton
  • Human Bone Structures Model
  • Janome DC Sewing Machine
  • Kill A Watt Electricity Usage Monitor (2)
  • Kindle Paperwhite with preloaded titles
  • K’NEX Education Sets (10)
  • LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 Core Set
  • Makey Makey Invention Kits (2)
  • Orion StarBlast Telescope
  • Ozobot Pocket-Sized Bots (2)
  • Projector & Laptop w/ Tabletop Projection Screen
  • Roku Streaming Stick+ (2)
  • Snowshoes (40+)
  • SparkFun Inventor’s Kits (3)
  • Thames & Kosmos Science Kits (3)
  • True to Life Human X-Rays (2 sets)
  • USA Pan Aluminized Steel Bakeware Set

DOWNLOAD EBOOKS & AUDIOBOOKS >>
Homeschoolers may download the cloudLibrary app on their smartphones or devices and use their library card to borrow eBooks and audiobooks. Visit baileylibrary.org for instructions or contact nperry@baileylibrary.org.


KANOPY FILM STREAMING >>
Use your Library card to discover more than 30,000 movies to stream through the library’s subscription with Kanopy. Films can be watched at any time on smartphones, tablets, PCs and smart TVs. The Kanopy app is available for iOS, Android and Roku. The app can also be watched through Chromecast or Apple TV.


ONLINE RESOURCES >>
The Digital Maine Library has thousands of digital magazines, newspapers, and reference books available to homeschoolers doing research. For help finding full text PDF scholarly journal articles, please contact: reference@baileylibrary.org


RESEARCH HELP >>
Homeschoolers may email our staff to request full-text scholarly journals on research topics. Email rfortin@baileylibrary.org with the topic being requested and staff will reply with PDF articles.


ACCESS TO OVER SIX MILLION ITEMS >>
As part of the Bailey Library’s membership in the Minerva branch system, enjoy access to over six million items to borrow from the library. This shared catalog provides access to not only books, but also DVDs, audiobooks, magazines, and music CDs. Minerva can be searched by author, title, subject, keyword, and material type.


PROGRAMS >>
A wide range of programs for all ages is presented at the library year-round. Programs may be hands-on arts and crafts, informational, educational, or pure fun. Visit our event listings for more details: www.baileylibrary.org/eventlistings


SUMMER READING >>
The Summer Reading Program encourages children to maintain their reading skills during the summer by offering incentives for reading. Summer Reading runs June through August each year. Visit our Summer Reading page for more information: www.baileylibrary.org/summerreading


TEENS >>
Older children and young adults have a wealth of information on colleges, financial aid and scholarships, and careers available to them in the Teen section of the library (located on the west side of the Locashio Adult Wing).


HELPFUL LINKS >>
Educational Worksheets
A2Z Homeschooling
Homeschool Central
Homeschool Facts
Maine Homeschool Support Groups
Homeschool Legal Defense Association
Homeschool.com
Lesson Plans Page

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