Homework Resources for Children and Families

Online Resources for Homework Help


Use of these resources requires a valid library card if you are using them outside a Madison Public Library. For more online homework help, see also:
Ancestry Library [connect] [more] [availability]
A public library version of the popular Ancestry.com that contains census data, passenger lists, and birth, marriage and death records. Search by name, by where a person lived or browse by region or states.

EBSCOhost logo
EBSCOhost [connect] [more] [availability]
EBSCOhost includes thousands of indexed magazines, many full-text, for over fifteen years. Magazine coverage ranges from the popular to the academic.

Encyclopedia Britannica School Edition [connect] [more] [availability]
Access age-appropriate reference articles, journals, magazines and more. Teacher resources are also available through this school edition of Encyclopedia Britannica for grades PreK-12.

Escolar [connect] [more] [availability]
A Spanish elementary encyclopedia, containing images, Spanish-language videos, and learning materials specifically designed for younger students.

Gale Virtual Reference Library [connect] [more] [availability]
Over twenty titles of popular multi-volume reference sets including Business Plans Handbook.

HeritageQuest
HeritageQuest [connect] [more] [availability]
HeritageQuest provides access to genealogy records and books, including census data, local histories, tax rolls, cemetery lists, military rosters, and more.

LearningExpress Library welcome screen
LearningExpress Library [connect] [more] [availability]
Civil service, high school and college prep & citizenship tests, computer training, and other information for career training. Create an account to test and track your progress. Includes TOEFL and some materials in Spanish.

LearningExpress Library welcome screen
LexisNexis Library Express [connect] [more] [availability]
Search a wealth of news, company and financial information, and legal research sources. Some foreign languages available.

LitFinder entry screen
LitFinder [connect] [more] [availability]
Includes thousands of full-text poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays. Also includes biographies, work summaries, photos, and a glossary.

NoveList K-8 [connect] [more] [availability]
NoveList K-8 meets all the fictional reading needs of kids (0-18) and includes picture books, chapter books, and young adult titles.

Wisconsin's Digital Library For Kids & Teens
Wisconsin's Digital Library For Kids and Teens [connect] [more] [availability]
Overdrive developed this new site just for Kids and Teens. It complements the main digital library site.

Wisconsin's Digital Library, Powered by Overdrive
Wisconsin's Digital Library, Powered by Overdrive [connect] [more] [availability]
Download audiobooks, eBooks, music and videos directly to your computer or for use with a variety of devices. Fiction and nonfiction are included, and many popular titles are available.

News for Kids and Families


Downtown Madison Family Halloween Downtown Madison Family Halloween Downtown Madison Family Halloween is Wednesday, October 29 this year.  Drop in between 2-6 pm to make creepy crafts and more in the Central Library Children’s Room! Gather ...read more

Posted by Krissy on
October 15, 2014
kittens viewing a projection Home Movie Day Home Movies – we all have them. Wouldn’t you like to view them again with your friends and neighbors? Doesn’t matter if you shot the family trip to the Dells, 3 innings of a ...read more

Posted by Jaime on
October 9, 2014
Supper Club Supper Club The Alicia Ashman Library is featuring an exciting new monthly storytime series - The Supper Club. Thursday, September 18, 6-7pm Thursday, October 16, 6-7pm Thursday, November 20 ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
September 4, 2014

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