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Learn at Home Support

The Library has many resources to support life-long learning, for children to adults. The resources below are gathered from our website to provide a central site to discover what the library has to offer! All you need is a Harford County Public Library card.

Maryland State Department of Education

Maryland Public School's "Parents' Back to School Backpack"

A "backpack" of resources to help parents support their students as they begin the school year - how to help them keep organized, creating the right environment, etc.

Creating a Learning Space in Your Home: Tips from Homeschool Moms Who Happen to be Librarians

Books on Learning at Home


One-on-one homework help and tutoring

HelpNow! by Brainfuse

HelpNow! offers one-on-one homework help with expert tutors and a 24-hour writing lab to HCPL library card holders. Tutors are available Monday-Sunday 2:00 P.M.-11:55 Eastern Standard Time.

Resources to Support at Home Learning

How to use our Digital Resources
Watch tutorials to learn how to use many of the library’s digital resources.

Online Encyclopedias and General Research
Find the Encyclopaedia Britannica plus the In Context research databases for elementary, middle school and high school.

Online Learning Resource Page
Take classes with Gale Courses or Lynda.com. Learn a foreign language with Mango Languages and Rosetta Stone, or use LearningExpress Library to take practice tests, or use the skills-building modules for elementary, middle or high school.

History and Biography Research Guide
Research ancient, world, and U.S. history.

Language Learning Research Guide
Find Rosetta Stone and Mango, as well as resources for American Sign language.

At-Home Learning
In support of students, teachers, and parents facing school closures during this public health emergency, the region’s three public TV stations, MPT, WETA and WHUT have partnered to develop this content.

Literature and Language Arts Research Guide
Use NoveList or Books and Authors to search for books for children, teens and adults. The Towson University Online Writing Support website provides help with grammar and provides self-teaching units.

National Gallery of Art Lessons and Activities
Learn about art history with activities for child to adult learners.

Science Research Guide
Find ScienceFlix for children, as well as OneFile: Science that provides scientific articles for researchers.

Articles and Magazines and Newspapers
Read current digital newspapers and magazines. Research primary source material in Harpers Weekly or Proquest History Newspapers.

Skill Surfer from Brainfuse: Welcome to the Learning Library!
Lessons, videos, and practice tests for different grade levels, plus a Parent Corner with additional resources.

Find the entire list of research databases: A to Z eResources or eResources by Subject.

Books to Support At-Home Learning: Activities and More! A Selection of Books from the Library’s Parent Teacher Collection


Digital Books, Audio, Movies and Music

Digital Library
Access movies, music, ebooks, eAudio Books from home.

Children’s Digital Library
Digital resources for children! Tumblebooks, TumbleMath, Bookflix, hoopla, Kanopy Kids and more!

Library Collections and Booklists

Recommended Booklists for Children
Find library-curated book lists including recommended booklists by grade level.

Early Literacy Page
Resources for Young Children

Special Collections
The library has many specials collections to support home learning such as LEAP or Little Leaper Science kits, board games, or LEAP Music!

Maryland Homeschooling Resources

Maryland Home Instruction

Home Instruction Fact Sheet

Maryland Homeschool Organizations and Support Groups

Maryland Homeschool Association