Teachers, Tutors, and Homeschooling

Library Resources

AtoZ Maps Online

Digital Information Products for Libraries | World Trade PressAtoZ Maps Online provides a wide variety of city, state, and country maps – both current and historical. You can find climate, ecology, and topographic maps. There are historical maps and maps about empires and exploration. It even includes a section about world flags!

Core Collections: Book Recommendations

Librarian-selected book recommendations, with documented selection criteria and four recommendation levels. Individual lists cover Children’s books, Graphic Novels, Fiction, Middle & Junior High reading, and Nonfiction titles.


Learn a new skill or hobby with 1,000+ award-winning art & craft video classes, taught by recognized design experts and artists. You can also see a list of project videos before logging in.

Educator’s Reference Complete

More than full-text 1,100 periodicals and 200 reports in the Eric database geared towards educators – from school teachers and administrators to those studying in the field at the collegiate and graduate level.

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center | Kansas State Library, KS - Official  WebsiteFerguson’s offers a wealth of resources for users to assess their career goals and interests, plan their education, learn workplace skills, find apprenticeships and internships, conduct a job search, and much more.

Niche Academy: Online Learning

Tutorials created by staff in Chelmsford and libraries across the country, focusing on educational topics across a variety of subjects: business, finance, evaluating online information, health, research skills, and more. Click into any tutorial for a step-by-step guide, with text, graphic, and video instructions. We also take suggestions for new tutorials!

Niche Academy: Technology Learning

Tutorials created by staff in Chelmsford and libraries across the country, focusing on technology and research topics. Click into any tutorial for a step-by-step guide, with text, graphic, and video instructions, on topics such as using Microsoft Word, using Instragram, researching your family’s genealogy, buying a new computer, and more. We also take suggestions for new tutorials!

Research Companion

A great resource for getting started with or organizing research. Provides self-paced tutorials to learn how to Find Information, Evaluate Information, and Use Information, although with specific tools (such as a citation builder) to help along the way with a student’s project.

World Book Distance Learning

Resources for Parents, Caregivers, and Teachers looking for help with online learning, entertaining kids and supplementing classroom instruction at home. Sign up for an account to access World Book’s online resources free!
Please Note: This resource is provided free by the publisher during the COVID-19 crisis.


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Great Websites for Kids

Great Websites for Young Children

  • Starfall
    A fun online phonics approach to learning to read
  • Bedtime math
    Math enrichment site that provides a fun math fact daily with questions at different levels
  • PBSkids.org
    A companion website for PBS shows.

Great Websites for Older Kids & Grownups

  • Common Sense Media
    Reviews of apps, movies and games for children
  • Book-a-Day Almanac
    Find out about a different book each day
  • American Sign Language
    For sign language learners of all ages
  • Every Child Ready To Read
    Basis for many literacy practices at the Chelmsford Library
  • Brain Building in Progress
    The Cognitive, Social, and Emotional development of young children will have an impact on the economic prosperity of everyone in Massachusetts. We should all understand the science behind brain building and learn how to enrich the lives of young children.
  • Reading Rockets
    Dedicated to helping parents understand ways to help children learn to read
  • US Dept. of Education – Help my Child Read
    Educational excellence leads to global competitiveness. Learn many ways of helping children to read.
  • Driving-Test.org: MA Permit Practice – Free RMV permit practice tests, including 11 car practice tests, 6 motorcycle practice tests, 3 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests, 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL), and an FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions. Please Note: Driving-Test.org is not affiliated with or evaluated by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. The official RMV Driver’s Manual is available on their website, along with additional driver’s education information.
  • ESL Resources for Chelmsford Patrons – courses or other information for learning English as a speaker of another language