Children's Weekly
September 14th

Back-to-School
Special Edition
7 Ways WFL Supports Learning this School Year
Attending class in person? from home? Wellesley Free Library is here to help with learning resources, activities - and books!
(1) Personalized Library Recommendations, Lists & Resources for School
Contact the Children's Department to get services tailored to your specific needs. WFL continues to offer three options to get library materials. Visit us in person, enter our separate in person express holds room at your convenience, or schedule a contactless curbside pickup. Or you can call 781-235-1610 X1108.
(2) Back to School Programming
Join Deb Hudgins for Back-to-School stories and songs to get you and your family excited to start the school year. Don't forget to check the WFL calendar for upcoming educational and fun programs, such as Intermediate Chess, Picture Book Theater, and 4th-6th Grade Book Club & Trivia, and more. Visit WFL Kids Youtube Playlist for storytime, baking, crafts, and science videos.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries
(3) Education-Focused Library Collections
Check out these great learning options:
Ask about our puzzles and educational games to support learning. Click here to access the entire library catalog.
Use your library card for immediate online access to Hoopla's Back-to-School collection for caregivers.
Need to find Brazil's population or climate? Use your library card to access A to Z Maps Online. Or have a project on frogs? Try checking PowerKnowledge Life Science for accurate information. Visit our online Homework Help page to find over 20 trusted databases for grades K-8 all in one place.
For early literacy resources, internet safety, homeschooling, child development websites, and much more information geared toward teachers and family members click here.
(7) Curated Back-to-School Advice for Families
Up-to-date advice and resources for returning to school during Covid 19.
Watch the best moments from CNN Sesame Street's 'Back to School' Covid 19 town hall with your children. Medical experts answer kids' questions. Elmo, Big Bird, and Ernie make appearances to talk about masks, school supplies and social distancing.
Edutopia addresses trends in education for the 2020-21 school year and provides articles on learning environment research.
Check for local Massachusetts resources and for coronavirus updates impacting families here .
Wellesley Free Library
530 Washington St.
Wellesley, MA 02482
Phone 781.235.1610