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. Circle K holds tutoring sessions throughout the school year. You can view all upcoming Circle K homework help sessions here.
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!
Head to the Pittsfield Branch on Thursday, February 18 at 2pm to learn the art of story creation, drawing characters, and to brainstorm settings, story problems, friends and enemies with Ruth McNally Barshaw, author of the popular Ellie McDoodle Diaries book series!
On Pulp you will find excitement and appreciation for the Ann Arbor area’s arts & culture scene and all it has to offer - from our loveliest galleries to our grungiest basement venues. Check in for previews, thoughts, critiques, reviews, dorky puns, opinions, observations, and heads-ups on what’s happening in the area from professional journalists, community contributors, and your very own AADL staffers.