Image of a boy lying in the grass using a magnifying glassHomeschool families are encouraged to use the resources available at the library. An orientation tour to learn about specific resources can be requested by calling the library at 508-835-3711. Here is an overview of some of the services which may be beneficial to you.

A Professional Collection of Databases linking teachers to ERIC, Curriculum Administrator, the Journal of Education, High School Journal, Journal of Educational Research, Journal of Learning Disabilities, Reading Teacher and others are available through Educators Reference Complete. A variety of online databases are available day and night to anyone with a valid Beaman Library card.

Brainpack Multimedia Learning Kits

The Library loans a number of multimedia learning kits, called Brainpacks, appropriate for use with children in grades 2-5. Each kit includes a variety of items which may include hands-on items, games, music or dvds as well as books related to a specific subject area. They are packed into a rolling bookbag to make it easy for you to transport the kits home.

Kits are available in the following subjects:

Available Brainpacks include: Adventures in Air & Space • American Adventure • America's Treasures (National Parks & Monuments, etc.) • Animals • Biography • Birds • Body Human • Earth • Electricity • Energy • Folktales & Folklore • Light • Magnetism • Massachusetts • Math Helps • Planets • Poetry • Simple Machines • Study Skills • Trees and Plants

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