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Kids & Parents

The Library offers opportunities for your family to create, connect, explore and learn! Prepare young learners for school at story times, get free homework help, stream age-appropriate movies and music, attend family-friendly events, explore our Library of Things, and so much more.

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The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a fun way to develop early literacy skills nd help your kids develop a love for reading.

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Dial-A-Story offers free pre-recorded stories, poems, riddles, and jokes read by your favorite ASCPL Staff.

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Build early literacy and social skills through songs, stories, puppets, music, and playtime. Virtual and in-person options are available.



  • New & Notable

    Check back often to see what new titles have been added to our shelves including books, movies, and music for preschool through adult.

  • Novelist

    Find read-alikes for those favorite books, and lists by genre and topic organized by age. You can also find Lexile and Accelerated Reader information for many titles. You will need a Library card to access this database.

Individualized Library Services

  • Ask A Librarian

    Don’t see a list of books or a single title that fits what you are looking for? Our Ask a Librarian service lets you email a request to the Library for a librarian to gather just what you seek.

  • Book A Librarian

    Is your search a little more in-depth or do you just need to speak with a librarian to figure out what resources will best meet your need? Our new Book A Librarian service will allow you to schedule a time to talk with a librarian and get that one-on-one help.

  • Your Next 5 Reads

    Looking for that next great book? Try out our new service, Your Next 5 Reads. Fill out and submit the form online or download the PDF of the form , fill it out, and return it to your local Library branch location.

  • Dial-A-Story

    Dial-A-Story offers free pre-recorded stories, poems, riddles, and jokes read by your favorite ASCPL Staff. Call 234.274.4400 and choose the recording you would like to hear from the menu.

Research Tools & Homework Help

  • Databases

    Databases are digital collections of newspaper and magazine articles, books, and journals that offer reputable information on a variety of topics. These resources can be used for homework assignments, writing papers, and exploring interests.


    Free online tutoring is available for students of all ages. Connect virtually with a real person to get homework help, submit a paper for review and editing help, or access ACT and SAT study guides and practice tests.  Available 12 pm-12 am daily.

  • Science Project Index

    Visit this online index, created by the Library’s Business, Government & Science Division, of science projects, experiments, and demonstrations.

  • Homework Help Topics

    Your librarians have assembled lists of the best websites covering a variety of topics—explore your interests or find help with homework.

Digital Media

  • Overdrive

    Discover thousands of ebooks, digital magazines, and digital audiobooks for all ages.

  • Hoopla

    Gain access to ebooks, digital audiobooks, television shows, movies, and digital comics through Hoopla.

  • Kanopy

    Kanopy Kids provides access to popular and award-winning content for children.

  • Tumblebooks

    Provides access to hundreds of children’s digitized or animated ebooks, audiobooks, puzzles and games, and language learning books for children in preschool through grade school.