The Fourth of July holiday was barely over when stores had their back-to-school supplies on display, but the most useful and valuable school supply you can get for your child is not to be found on those shelves. A library card and regular trips to the library will improve your child’s education more than the big box of crayons, 5 stretchy book covers, and a 6 section Trapper Keeper notebook combined.
It seems like summer just began, and it is already time for kids to think about going back to school. A new school year means new research papers and new homework headaches. Let your local Mid-Continent Library branch help!
There’s so much to do with summer ending and school starting: clothes to buy and schedules to keep. Here’s one less thing to worry about: your child’s class work. Why not let the Claycomo Branch help you with your children’s homework with our Live Homework Help. Free online tutoring with real tutors is available everyday from noon to midnight in math, science, English, social studies, and composition.
As you head back to school, don't forget the library has all of the resources to make your year successful. The library is a great place to study, but you can access many library materials from home, school, or wherever you happen to be.
Live Homework Help connects students with online tutors who can help with subjects ranging from history to math.
Moms and dads, older brothers and sisters... Help the kids have a safe school year. Now that school has begun, be extra cautious. School buses obstruct your view of the kids getting on and off the bus. Be aware that a child may cross in your path without realizing that you are there.
It's that time of year again! Yep, school is starting. Be sure to include “mymcpl.org” as part of their school supplies. Our website includes hundreds of research databases, many in areas such as science, history, and geography.
One World, Many Stories: Jamaican Food, Schools, & Money
I discovered that the national dish of Jamaica is ackee and saltfish. The saltfish is imported, but the ackee grows on trees in Jamaica which, when prepared, resembles scrambled eggs! I also learned that if an ackee is split open before it is ripe, it releases a deadly poisonous gas. All the ackees we had was, happily, ripe enough! Jamaicans also eat a lot of bananas. They fry or boil green bananas.
It seems like just yesterday our kids were counting down the last days of school. They were so excited about their summer vacation! And now, it is time for them to go back. I know when I was a kid, I hated the "BACK TO SCHOOL" commercials on TV. They were awful, constant reminders that your freedom would soon be over.
We’re well on our way into the school year. Who can believe that it’s half-way through September? Not me! But here at Parkville, we feel like we're missing out on the wonderfulness that is a new school year, and so we’ve been reminiscing about our old school days.