Parents • Grandparents • Caregivers
Introduce your child to this interactive learning site and let us know what you think!
We are asking your help in evaluating an interactive, online, early literacy program,
Miss Humblebee’s Academy. The trial subscription will be available to our patrons through November 24, 2015. You won’t need an Elkhart Public Library card for the trial but if we proceed with an annual subscription, one will be required.
Miss Humblebee’s Academy:
- Prepares children ages 3 to 6 for kindergarten proficiency
- Includes hundreds of guided lessons with sound cues across many disciplines
- Assesses skill levels and reports outcomes regularly
- Emails parent a link to view weekly progress report
With a combination of online and offline learning opportunities, kids can play and learn anywhere.
- Access at the Library or at home on a computer
- Access on mobile devices (iPads and tablets)
- 20% of the curriculum is available as printables and practice worksheets, giving children practice using writing tools
- Offers a safe and secure learning environment with no pop-ups, ads, or links to other websites
- To experience the full extent of Miss Humblebee’s Academy, please create a user account.
- Once you have created an account and log into the product, you will have two options:
- Go to the classroom and get started. This will take you into the classroom and allow you to begin taking lessons.
- Learn more about Miss Humblebee’s Academy and key features such as mobile access, assessments, progress reports and the lesson subjects. Additional product detail can be found in the footer navigation under Learn More, FAQs, and About.
- To have extended access to the trial beyond your first session, you MUST bookmark your page or save the URL.
Homework Help at All EPL Locations
Homework Help is available to all students from Kindergarten through 12th grade. National Honor Society students from Elkhart Central and Memorial High Schools will be on hand to help in many different subjects, and on a first come, first served basis.
Students should bring their assignments, as well as needed materials and supplies.
Times and Locations:
- Main Library – Mondays from 5 to 8 p.m.
- Cleveland Branch Library – Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m.
- Dunlap Branch – Tuesdays from 4 to 7 p.m.
- Osolo Branch Library – Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m.
- Pierre Moran Branch Library – Tuesdays from 4 to 7 p.m.
Homework Help is offered from September 7 to May 21. For more information, feel free to give us a call.
EPL Links and Online Resources
- Kid Links
- Go to myEPL.org/kids
- Hover your cursor over Research & Homework on the purple bar
- Select Links from the drop-down menu
- Teen Links
- Go to myEPL.org/teen
- Hover your cursor over Research & Homework on the blue bar
- Select Links from the drop-down menu
- OR select from the quick links list on the right side of the page
- Online Resources (EPL cardholders)
For more information, or assistance in using the EPL website, call 522-KNOW (522-5669)
April Fisher’s school assignment was to make a video for elementary-age students who have never been to, or borrowed from a library. She was asked to demonstrate library services and materials that are available to children in their age group.
Since April’s family moved to Elkhart County about 5 years ago, she has been visiting all EPL locations. She especially likes her Cleveland Branch. It shows in her impressive YouTube video!
Elkhart Public Library has a new computer for kids just like you!
The Literacy Computer is for kids ages 2-8. The computer is equipped with a touchscreen, a mouse, and a color-coded keyboard. It has over 60 games that kids will love. You don’t even need a library card to get on.
You can play Diego’s Safari Rescue, JumpStart Learning, Kid Pix 3D, Sesame Street, and many other games with your favorite characters. All the games on the computer help with skills like math, reading, and science and you’ll have lots of fun too. Come to the library to try it out today. Just come to the Children’s Desk to ask for the day’s password.
This project is supported by the Institute of Museums and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Indiana State Library.