A collection of articles about community resources for education besides schools. Includes articles about libraries, including information on public library services, the system of libraries, bookmobiles, how public libraries are funded, college libraries, library technology, and summer reading programs, as well as other community resources that foster education.

Community Resources Articles

Public Library Services Not Just Books: Public Library Services - Libraries offer many services you many not be aware of, like promoting community outreach programs and events. Keep reading to find out more about services public libraries offer. Read more - Public Library Services
Summer Reading Program Summer reading programs offer children the opportunity to maintain and improve their reading skills and further their reading education. Summer reading programs are often sponsored by libraries, bookstores, and government agencies. Read more - Summer Reading Program
Homeschool Resources Looking for homeschool resources? Here’s an article to help you through the maze so that you’ll spend more time getting the help you need from helpful homeschool resources--whether agencies, departments, or websites--and less time searching for information.
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Public Libraries Overview This public libraries overview explains the types of libraries, what materials you can get at a public library, how many public libraries there are in the United States, and what type of circulating materials are available in most public libraries. Read more - Public Libraries Overview
Library Services This article provides information about library services such as circulation, references, children's collections, special collections, computer/Internet access, and other special programs. Be aware that not all libraries offer all of these services. Read more - Library Services
Bookmobile Bookmobile services are offered in many rural areas where library services and library books are often not available. Read this article for the history of the bookmobile and learn how bookmobiles have developed due to changes in technology. Read more - Bookmobile
Library Technology Like other types of technology, library technology changes over time. Changes in technology have lead to better preservation of library holdings, easier access to information about what materials each library contains, and increased access to library materials. This article provides an overview of some important types of library technology. Read more - Library Technology
Homeschool Field Trips This article explains the value of homeschool field trips. Looking for ideas for homeschool field trips? Look no further! This article helps you in your quest for interesting and educational journeys, both near and far. Read more - Homeschool Field Trips
Library System This article discusses three types of library systems: library management software tools, library classification systems, and groups of libraries that function as a collective. Read this article for a greater understanding of library systems.
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Public Library Funding Public library funding can come from a number of sources including federal library funding, state library funding, and local sources. Read this article for statistics and more information about public library funding. Read more - Public Library Funding
Friends of the Library Friends of the Library may sound like a loosely organized group, but in most cases it is a very carefully run non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. This article provides an overview of typical Friends of the Library activities. Read more - Friends of the Library
School Library A school library is a library that is housed within an elementary, middle, or high school. Many towns and cities have school libraries in addition to public libraries. This article provides some basic information about what one can expect in a school library. Read more - School Library
Library Books In the twenty-first century, a library book may be several different things and be used for several different reasons. This article provides an overview of library books. Learn what a library book is and some of the benefits of using library books. Read more - Library Books