AADL is here to help with a variety of services and products offered online or in our library branches! Check out these resources that you can use to get through your next essay, social studies project, or math assignment.
Drop-In Homework Help
AADL partners with college student organizations to provide free homework help for school-aged children and teenagers. During the school year, all sessions are at the Downtown Library in the Youth Room Story Corner, Mondays and Wednesdays 4:00-8:00pm, and Sundays 3:00-5:00pm.
Get help with homework, or get ahead of the curve, with this online tutoring service. Live expert tutors are available from 2-11pm every day to assist students, grades 3 through adult, in the subject areas of: math, English, science, social studies, GED prep, college exam and application prep, resume writing, technology skills-building and more! You can even submit papers for comments before they get turned in for grades. Learn more about this service or start trying Brainfuse: Help Now! right now.
AADL provides access to online collections of books, articles, and encyclopedias through our research databases. Take a look at our lists of databases for kids or for student papers, or take a look at the whole subject list to see what will help you with your next assignment.
*To use any of our research databases or to use Brainfuse Homework Help you have to have an AADL username and password. If you don't already have an aadl.org username, just click register on the login page. Make sure to put in your library card number!
The AADL catalog can help you find books for the appropriate instructional level your child is in at AAPS. Just do a search in our catalog for "AAPS Level" and the appropriate letter or follow the links below to get a list of AADL's holdings in each of the different instructional levels.
As Michigan schools adopt Common Core State Standards, more information about a child's reading level may be given to caregivers in Lexile levels. Follow the links below to get a list of AADL’s holdings according to Lexile ranges.
If you know someone who is overwhelmed by reading, AADL can help. A HiLo book refers to a text that has been written on a lower grade reading level, but with subject matter that would appeal to older students. Interest levels are labeled by age. Just search our catalog with HiLo_level and the appropriate numbered grade reading level (2,3,4,5,6), or follow the links below to get a full list of AADL's holdings in each of the different reading levels.
Did you know that the team of talented librarians and storytellers who entertain, inspire and educate hundreds and hundreds of babies, toddlers, parents and families at our Baby Playgroups and Preschool Storytimes perform thirteen storytimes, at four locations, every week, all year round?
We now have fun, short and entertaining videos of our staff performing rhymes, songs and short stories! Each video is just a short sample from a Baby Playgroup or Preschool Storytime. Seasoned attendees will enjoy being able to practice their favorite parts at home and newbies will appreciate the sneak peak at what AADL has to offer.
Check out Miss Rachel and musician, Sara, performing their Preschool Storytime “Hello, Hello” song. Story Laura presents several bits of her Baby Playgroups with A Tisket, A Tasket, Bell Horses with musician, Sara, Peek-a-Boo and her short Teddy Bear story. We’ll be releasing more videos as we can. Let us know what you think!
School has started so it's also time to get some FREE tutoring help! Circle K students will be available three days a week: Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. And Sundays (FREE Parking Downtown) from 3-5 PM. Students in grades K-12 can get homework help at AADL (all subjects), provided by volunteers for the University of Michigan chapter of Circle K. No appointment necessary - just drop by!
In 1996, local author Barbara Stark-Nemon received a box of letters, photos, and other documents from a German priest. The box told her great-aunt’s story, from surviving the Holocaust and the unconventional life she lived in post-war Germany, and inspired Barbara to write a novel. On Tuesday, April 14 at 7 pm, Barbara Stark-Nemon will share how that box, along with 15 years of research, international travel, interviews, and translations led her to writing Even in Darkness, her debut novel, and how what she learned influenced her understanding of the Holocaust.
Find out about all of the library's fun stuff for kids with AADL's parent page! JUMP is your stop to find recommended stuff for kids and learn about upcoming library events. Parents can also get information to plan their visit to the library an even find out about resources to help kids with their homework. It's all at jump.aadl.org!