From free online tutoring and databases to our Library of Things collection, we have plenty to offer to help you learn for school and for fun!

Homeschool Resources

Here you will find resources on homeschooling, including tips on how to get started, picking the correct curriculum and more. We also have a list on social media of different homeschoolers- here you can see what they use and how they organize their day while homeschooling. We have also provided a list of books for kids and adults from the Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library. Finally, you can find a list of different homeschooling groups around the area. *Please note, it is the responsibility of the parent/caregiver to verify and research homeschool groups and their curriculum to see if they are a good fit for the students. This is NOT an endorsement in any way by the Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library District. 

 

 Tutor.com - FREE ONLINE TUTORING WITH YOUR LIBRARY CARD

Pull out your Alsip-Merrionette Park Library card and try our tutoring service, Tutor.com. Live tutors will be available to Alsip-Merrionette Park Library cardholders every day from noon to midnight (CST), 7 days a week. Tutoring is available in English and Spanish. There also are free resources from the SkillsCenter available 24/7. Tutor.com also has an app for iOS or Android. You can learn more about Tutor.com here.

 

 

TUTOR REFERRAL LIST

It is the responsibility of the parent or caregiver to verify all tutor credentials, references, and to establish any fees associated with tutoring. This list is NOT an endorsement in any way by the Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library District. You can download the list here.

 

ABCMOUSE EARLY LEARNING ACADEMY

abcmouse logoABCmouse Home Access for Libraries includes more than 10,000 learning activities across all core academic subjects (including more than 2,000 STEM learning activities and over 1,200 learning activities in Spanish) that can be used by several children in the same household—all at the same time. These learning activities consist of books, educational games, puzzles, art activities, poems, songs, music videos, and more. And our 2,000+ book titles can be accessed by Age Level, Guided Reading Level, or Lexile Level. Use your library card to create an account. Click here to get started!

 

ADDITIONAL DATABASES FOR HOMEWORK HELP

Your Alsip-Merrionette Park Library Card barcode is your password for all these databases, too.  Type in all the numbers with no spaces (21145. . . ) For assistance, contact us at 708.371-5666 x140.

 

 worldbook kids     World Book Encyclopedia

                       When you need fast, reliable information for homework or reports.

 

novelistk8Novelist K-8

Looking for a good story to read? Here are some suggestions.

LIBRARY OF THINGS

The library is more than just books! Check out items like cake pans, a guitar, science experiment kits, robots, puzzles, and more! There is something for everyone in our Library of Things collection! These items can only be checked out by AMP library card holders. There is a 3 item limit per card, and checkouts last for 2 weeks. Click here to see a brochure of what is in our collection.

ELLISON DIE CUT MACHINE

Make an appointment to use the library's Ellison Die Cut machine, and get the perfect cut each time! You supply the paper, we supply the machine and the die cuts. This is perfect for making decorations, signs, classroom materials, or projects. To use the machine, you must be an AMP library card holder, or a verified district teacher, or an Alsip Park District employee, and at least 16 years of age. To learn more about the machine, click here. To make an appointment, call the Youth Services Department.

WEBSITES WE LOVE

There are so many wonderful websites to explore! Here are some of our favorites. Click on the name of the website to visit it today.

ABCYa!: This website has math, reading, social studies, and science games for all ages.

Brains On!: Listen to podcast episodes that answer cool science questions, like "What's inside a jellyfish?"

Chrome Music Lab: Make your own music!

Cooking with Kids: Find fun kid-friendly recipes you can makes as a family!

DC Kids: Play games with your favorite DC characters like Batman, DC Superhero Girls, and the Teen Titans!

Education Learning Library: Browse lesson plans, worksheets, educational games, and more!

The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza: Watch the fun YouTube videos that inspired the book by Mac Barnett!

Funbrain: This is a great mix of educational and just for fun games!

Grace Lin: Find fun activities for books from the author of A Big Mooncake for Little Star, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, and many more!

Highlights Kids: Play games and solve puzzles from your favorite magazine!

The Kid Should See This: Watch cool videos about everything from crafting to science!

Lego: Play games with your favorite Legos!

Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams: Watch cool live streams of different animals from Monterey Bay Aquarium!

National Geographic Kids: Play fun games and watch cool videos about your favorite animals!

Nature Nuggets: Watch fun one-minute videos of animals, produced by PBS!

Nick Jr.: Play games with your favorite Nick Jr. characters like Peppa Pig, Paw Patrol, and Ryan from Ryan's World!

Nintendo: Play memory matching and paint-by-number games with your favorite Nintendo characters like Mario, Zelda, Pikachu, and more!

PBS Kids: Play games with your favorite PBS Kids characters like Elmo, Daniel Tiger, Alma, and more!

Prodigy: Play fun games to practice math or English with daily prizes! You will need a grown-up to help you make an account.

SciShow Kids: Discover cool science experiment with  YouTube channel where Jessi, Squeaks the Robot Lab Rat, and their friends explore the world!

Scratch: Create your own games while learning how to write computer code!

Sesame Street: Play games with all of your favorite Sesame Street characters!

Sesame for Families: Get resources, activities, videos, printables, and tips for family conversations in both English and Spanish.

Spellie: Can figure out today's word in six guesses with this fun guessing game?

Story Time from Space: Watch cool videos of real-life astronauts reading books... all the way from outer space!

Turtle Diary: This website has games about typing, math, reading, and so much more for kids in grades K-5.

Wonderopolis: Get your most interesting questions answered with a special "Wonder of the Day" to discover the world around you!

Contact us at 708-371-5666 x. 140