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 is finished for this year but will resume again next school year.
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!
The Oscar-nominated documentary Cutie and the Boxer provides a lively account of renowned “boxing” painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife and artist Noriko’s 40 years together, full of financial struggle, inebriation, parties, exhibitions, and Ushio's single-minded dedication to his work. The essence of the film takes place in the present as Noriko finds her artistic voice in a storytelling series of black-and-white drawings depicting the relationship of "Cutie and Bullie," a thinly veiled recounting of her life with Ushio. AADL will screen this weird, funny, and heartbreaking film at 7 pm on Tuesday, September 1 at the Downtown Library. This event is collaboration with POV, PBS' award-winning nonfiction film series. The 82-minute documentary is rated R for art images
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!