- Herrin City Library Tech Help Wiki: Resource for technology questions.
- Navigating College: The Resource Guide for Homeless & Low Income Students
Organized by Subject: (Teacher Resources are at the bottom.)
Information about history, people, government, economy, and other facts about nearly every country in the world.
Use these when writing research papers to make sure your citations and format style are correct. For MLA or APA citations.
Local teachers and students use this site to do practice exercises and view instructional videos in math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. The personalized learning dashboard allows learners to track their progress and study at their own pace.
- KidsClick: A comprehensive search engine organized
ACT Prep: Many links for understanding the test and practice questions
Art & Music:
Search by artist, artwork, movement, medium or nationality to find works of art online and artist biographies.
- Metropolitan Museum of Art: Kid Zone
The Met’s Kid Zone offers interactive resources for both young children and older children.
Music Teachers National Association Websites for KidsThis site created and supported by music teachers includes links on various aspects and genres of music.
- NGA Kids
View the guided online exhibits for kids by clicking on the works of art and following the arrows, or scroll down from the main page for more adventures from the National Gallery of Art.
- America’s Story: Meet Amazing Americans
Review biographical information about individuals that helped shape American history. From the Library of Congress.
- Gallery of Achievers
View photographic images and biographical data on individuals by area where they achieved notoriety.
- Notable African Americans – Infoplease
Visit this site to find short biographies of notable African Americans in alphabetical order.
- Women’s International Center Biographies
View this site for an alphabetic index of both well know and lesser know notable women.
- AAA Math
Basic math site offering interactive practice, lessons and games, searchable by grade (Kindergarten through Eighth Grade) and math topic (such as addition or fractions).
Find fun games just right for grades K through five!
- Bedtime Math
Daily math problems for mathematicians of every age.
- Kids’ Place Mathematics
Try out some brain teasers and find out tips for problem solving.
- Math Is Fun
Math activities for all ages to encourage learning by doing.
- The Mint
Complete challenges to be money smart!
This site created by a math teacher includes free tutorials, quizzes and worksheets.
- Real Life Math
Algebra, geometry and probability explored through real-world scenarios!
- Web Math
Solve any math problem immediately.
Read articles, take quizzes, and watch videos about health, nutrition, and fitness.
Learn about food, fun, and fitness on this website that includes scavenger hunts, fitness challenges, recipes, and more.
- Let’s Move
Join the First Lady in activities that encourage kids to get moving and exercise more.
- Nutrition Explorations
Learn about the foods you should eat from the National Dairy Council.
- The Super Crew for Kids
Learn healthy eating habits from the Super Crew!
- My Plate: (The “New” Food Guide Pyramid)
Resources include games, activity sheets, kid-friendly recipes, and physical activity tips.
Science & Technology:
24/7 Science: Activities anytime…anywhere and for anyone.
Find information on famous inventors or discover how to become an inventor.
- Carnegie Science Center: STEMisphere
STEMisphere.org is a community resource that lists STEM-related programs, classes, events and more for kids Pre-K through Grade 12, parents, educators and partners!
Discover chemistry by learning about reactions, elements, atoms, etc.
- Earth Floor
Dive into plate tectonics, geologic time, biomes and other earth-related topics.
- Energy Education
Learn energy facts, energy history, and play some games.
- Energy for Kids
Find out what it is, how to save it, and its history.
- Hands-On Science
Quick and easy science experiments for preschoolers to high schoolers.
- How Stuff Works
Learn about how all kinds of stuff works-from batteries to money to toys.
Learn about the origins of life, classification, animal kingdoms, human biology, and more.
Explore dinosaurs by learning fun facts, memorizing dinosaur names and discovering the work of paleontologist.
- My Plate Kids’ Place
Learn to live healthy.
- NASA Kids’ Club
Explore the outer limits of space.
Astronomy, paleontology, zoology and much more!
- Science Buddies
Discover the perfect science fair project for you!
Discovery Education transforms classrooms, empowers teachers and captivates students by leading the way in providing high quality, dynamic, digital content to school districts large and small.
Science Fair Projects:
- All Science Fair Projects
Visit this site for over 500 science fair project ideas sorted by area of science.
- Science Buddies
Learn about steps in the scientific process along with researching science fair project ideas.
Science Experiments for All Around Your Home Easy Ideas from around your home.
- Science Fair Central from DiscoverySchool.com
Visit the Science Fair Studio for a Handbook outlining everything you need to know about creating a science project, a list of project ideas, and a helpful bibliography on science projects. Also check out frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) and tip sheets.
- Science Fair Project Resource Guide
Provides websites that take you through all of the steps of creating a good science fair project.
- Successful Science Fair Projects
Provides the sections for a science project, as well as display tips. This site was created by a science teacher and former science fair organizer and judge.
- Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
Learn how our government works.
- Chicago History Museum
Explore Chicago’s past, present and future.
- Encyclopedia of Chicago
Determine the connection between your history fair topic and Chicago’s history.
- Illinois State Museum
Discover the natural, cultural and artistic past of Illinois.
- Illinois State Symbols
Find the history behind Illinois’ state symbols.
(Find out how to cite your sources on the HCL’s Library Links Page under Citations & Style Guides)
Autism Spectrum Disorder:
- Sesame Street Autism Resources for Parents
- Reduce the Noise: Help Loved Ones with Sensory Overload Enjoy Shopping
- Resources for Military Families
- Academic Accommodation Resources
- Estate Planning for Parents of Special Needs Kids
- Bright Solutions for Dyslexia: Sharing the latest dyslexia research with those who need to know
- Decoding Dyslexia: A Parent-Led grassroots movement for dyslexia
- Dyslexia Help: Success Starts Here (University of Michigan)
- International Dyslexia Association
Dyslexia Book List:
Available to borrow from other libraries in our system.
- Dyslexia Is Not a Disease – It’s a Learning Difference 
- The Dyslexia Help Handbook for Parents 
- Journey Into Dyslexia Packet (Kit) 
- Living With Dyslexia 
- Handy Health Guide to Dyslexia