Ventress Memorial Library


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Ventress Memorial Library

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For Educators

Are you looking for a selection of books on a topic to borrow for your classroom? Do you want help finding the perfect selection for a unit? We can help with that!

Do you want your student or community group (of any age--preschool through high school) to learn more about the library? Would you like to arrange a library tour or a visit from a librarian? We love doing visits and hosting tours (provided that we have enough notice to fit them into the schedule).

Please contact our children's librarian Kelsey at ksocha@ocln.org or by phone at 781-834-5535 to learn more or find a time to meet.


Helpful Links for Parents & Teachers

Book Awards To Know

Educational Websites for Kids

  • ABCMouse.com
    • The award-winning ABCmouse. com curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2–7+) build a strong foundation for academic success. ABCmouse. com is 100% educational, with more than 4,000 learning activities across all major subject areas-reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music.
  • NASA Kids' Club
    • Are you a future astronaut? Or do you just want to have a little fun in space? Check out the Nasa Kids' Club for some cool games, and fun facts about space.
  • National Geographic Kids
    • Educational games for science explorers!
  • PBS Cyberchase
    • Fun and educational games - math, sports, science, environment, geometry, and more. And it's from PBS!

Homework Help for Families

  • Family Education
    • This site is packed with 'back-to-school' information - and it goes beyond homework help (although there is a great homework section here...)
    • The main back-to-school page includes links on getting ready for school, back-to-school safety, 'what parents need to know this school year', and even breakfast and lunch ideas and recipes.
  • TLS Books Free Worksheets
    • Need a little more help with school work? This site is full of free educational worksheets for PreK to Grade 5.
  • Scholastic School Success
    • Tips from Scholastic to help your kids succeed in school from Pre-K to Grade 8

Internet Safety

  • On Guard Online - this site from the federal government provides tips for parents for navigation online safety including talking with your kids.
  • NetSmartz - this site created by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has links for parents, educators, law enforcement to find information for internet safety. Each page provides presentations and links to more information. This site also has a link for parents with teens and a special section just for kids.
  • Cybersmart - this website created by the Australian government is great for resources and advice about being online safely for all ages.
  • FBI's Parent Guide to Internet Safety - this is a direct link to the FBI's informational pamphlet to online exploitation and the risks to your children.

Parenting Resources