Bixby Library Resources for 2020-2021 School Year

The Bixby Memorial Free Library is here to support families during the unique school year of 2020-2021. Listed below are a variety of books available to patrons on a range of topics related to education, enrichment and care-giving, so no matter what this school year looks like for your family, we hope you find something that can provide you with support and joy. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Check out the Vermont Department of Libraries resource page or send an email to Ashley (ashley.bolger@bixbylibrary.org) or Laura  (laura.fetterolf@bixbylibrary.org), they would love to help you!

If you are looking for homeschooling curriculum ideas

This series covers all of the must-knows for your child’s lower grade years. From science to social studies, it’s in these books! We also have a kindergarten version plus several other homeschooling books coming to the Bixby soon. Be sure to also check out the Vermont Department of Education website for up to date information about home study in Vermont: https://education.vermont.gov/vermont-schools/school-operations/home-study

If you are looking for parenting support…

There’s no one right way to be a parent, but there are plenty of books that can help you along. Don’t forget, you can always ask for a title we don’t have via Interlibrary Loan! There are also local agencies that are there for you to reach out to for extra support. https://www.addisoncountypcc.org/

If you are feeling stressed out…  

Whether your child is in the classroom, in a hybrid model, or fully distance learning, this school year is bound to bring up new challenges for the whole family. Take some time just for yourself to get outside, call a friend, or read one of these encouraging books. This article gives some great ideas on how to let go of a little bit of stress.https://www.calverteducation.com/parenting/homeschooling-parents-can-relax-reduce-stress

If you are a busy parent looking for a good read… 

Check one of these great reads or try out Fantastic Fiction, a website that recommends new books to you based on authors you already like. Or contact Ashley for a personalized recommendation!https://www.fantasticfiction.com/

If you’re looking for enrichment ideas

We all know that learning doesn’t only take place in the classroom. Engage your child’s curiosity and creativity with an art project, science experiment, or other fun activity at home. These books each have dozens of different activities you can do to boost your child’s learning. One online resource for your budding artist is Lunch Doodles, a draw-along series with children’s author and illustrator Mo Willems. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmzjCPQv3y8