School Age Learning

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Age of Learning's award-winning curriculum for young children. Designed to help kids learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and much more. For ages 2-6.

Must use at a CADL Library

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BookFlix offers a wide range of video storybooks paired with non-fiction titles. Educational games add to the fun and learning.

CADL library card required (this includes Student Success Initiative cards)

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Suite of Britannica School resources at four levels - Britannica Fundamentals, Elementary, Middle, and High. School code is MeL5. Each contains resources at the appropriate learning and skill level including primary sources in subjects such as people, countries, science, animals, current events, and biographies.

If you are having issues accessing this resource with the link above, try using this link instead. You will need to sign in with your CADL library account login information. 

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Content from children's magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedia entries, and images. Highlights relevant, reliable, and age-appropriate content that's easy and fun for young learners to search and explore. Students can learn about animals, musicians, fitness, space exploration, and much more.

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Covers subjects of interest for elementary aged children through adults, including: test preparation materials, interactive practice exams, job and career acceleration tools, and skill building resources.  

 

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With courses in 110+ languages, Transparent Language Online provides an effective and engaging experience for language learners looking to build their vocabulary, practice their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, and maintain what they learn. Includes KidSpeak™, a fun, age-appropriate online language course designed for children ages 6 and up with more than 40 activities, puzzles, and songs to guide young learners through the basics.

 

To use the mobile app or to save your progress, you must create an account.

CADL library card required (this includes Student Success Initiative cards)

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Access live online tutors with no need for an appointment from 2-9pm. Or, use a number of services anytime, including: Drop-Off Review for essays/writing, resumes/cover letters, and even math help; and Self-Study Tools, with standardized test prep resources and more! 

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CADL library card required (this includes Student Success Initiative cards)

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Recommended for: Early elementary.  Learning about colors, numbers and other fun things. Strengthen reading foundations with stories, activities and videos. Includes materials for educators. For ages 3-8.


Other Resources

Personal Tutoring

During the school year, some CADL branches host free tutoring sessions provided by MSU’s Service Learning volunteers. Find a current schedule here.  

Launchpads

Tablets are pre-loaded with a mix of interactive science, technology, engineering, art, and math-based games – this collection will challenge, propel, and open young minds. For ages 5-10 and a selection of tablets with brain games for adults is also available.

STEM Events at the Library

We have a wide array of events for all ages across our branches that explore science, technology, engineering, and math concepts in hands-on ways.