Homework Help for Children at Your Fingal Library
Fingal County Libraries are here to help your child with all their homework and school project needs. We can provide access to several free resources, including premium online databases, allowing children to Learn, Explore and Discover in a safe and age appropriate environment. Access is free. All you need is your Fingal Library Card. At your Library […]
Fingal County Libraries are here to help your child with all their homework and school project needs. We can provide access to several free resources, including premium online databases, allowing children to Learn, Explore and Discover in a safe and age appropriate environment. Access is free. All you need is your Fingal Library Card.
At your Library
Fingal Libraries hold an extensive collection of fiction and non-fiction, Irish and international books for children, which can be read in the library or borrowed for home. Our collection of books are up-to-date and provide good quality information on a wide variety of subjects. If you can’t find a book on your chosen subject, make sure to ask a Library staff member for help. They can order a book from another library for you or alternatively, you can browse our Online Catalogue, order a book of your choice and arrange to have it collected from your local Library, free of charge.
In addition to our extensive collection of books, Fingal Libraries provide designated computers for children to use for homework and school projects needs. Our computers feature a variety of software applications, including Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, Windows Media Player – all to help your child with presenting their school projects. In addition, we offer free Wi-Fi which will allow children to work on their school project from their own device.
At Home with Our Online Learning Tools
- Britannica Junior is an award-winning learning resource for children aged between 6 to 12 years. It offers children reliable and comprehensive information in a safe environment. At a time when so-called fake news is on the rise, the content on Britannica is compiled by expert authors. The website is accessible 24 hours/7 days from all devices – PCs, laptops, tablets and smart phones and features more than 100,000 articles, 60,000 images and videos, an interactive world atlas, a Merriam-Webster dictionary and much more. Britannica’ search facility makes it easy to find the content you need and at a reading level appropriate for your child’s age.
- Credo Reference is an easy-to-use tool when working on your school project and is suitable for children aged 10 and up. Gather background information on your topic from hundreds of articles, images, audio files and videos. By using Credo Reference, you have access to hundreds of in-depth subject encyclopaedias and handbooks covering every major subject and there are mind maps that visually show relationships between topics and keywords. Unlike other resources on the internet, information found on Credo is credible and citable so it is a good place to go to if you want more information on a topic.
- Ask About Ireland’s Learning Zone is great for history and environmental information about Ireland. The Ask About Ireland Learning Zone Primary School content has been developed by the public libraries service in conjunction with primary school teachers and in consultation with other educational bodies. The website groups information by primary school class i.e. Infants, 1st & 2nd Class, 3rd & 4th Class and 5th & 6th Class and provides information on subjects such as History, Geography, Science, Environment, Irish, English, Music and Art.
- Ask About Ireland’s ENFO Kids allows children to discover all about their environment, play exciting games and go on fun adventures. Children can choose from a list of environment topics such as Habitats, Bugs and Beasties, Climate change and information is conveniently grouped by the child’s class.
- National Geographic Kids magazine is available free from RBDigital Magazines: our FREE digital magazines. National Geographic Kids is the perfect balance between learning and fun! A must-have for school children as each issue is packed with colorful photos, games, puzzles, fun features and facts about animals, science, technology, and much more. National Geographic Litte Kids magazine is perfect for children aged 3 to 6 years whilst National Geographic Kids is perfect for children aged 6 years and up.
- Horrible Histories magazine is available free from RBDigital Magazines: our FREE digital magazines. Horrible Histories is the funniest, foulest and goriest magazine you’ll ever see! If you are brave enough, you’ll discover so much stuff about the awful Egyptians, rotten Romans, terrible Tudors and vile Victorians.
- Mango Languages makes learning a new language fun and easy. Early language learning has become increasingly relevant in recent years, with more children becoming interested in other cultures and more parents raising their children to speak multiple languages. Through fun and engaging interactive online lessons, coupled with our range of dual language picture books, your child with be a multilinguist in no time!
- Oxford/Grove Music Online, the leading online resource for music research, offering comprehensive coverage of music, musicians,music-making, and music scholarship.
- Artistworks contains hundreds of music and art lessons in video format created by world renown instructors. Lessons in vocal, fine art and musical instruments of all types are also available.
We hope you have found some answers to all your homework and learning needs. Visit Fingal County Libraries website today and explore our vast range of online services.