Whether you're teaching in the classroom, facilitating e-learning or homeschooling your children, we know learning--especially in today's climate--takes on many forms. Below you'll find a variety of personalized services; programs and events; and digital resources to help you support students of all ages and skill levels.
Use your Richland Library card to access these resources. Questions? Feel free to give us a call at 803-799-9084.
The Education Studio offers resources and services for emerging readers, their parents and reading tutors.
Need help with a research project or homework question? Submit your question via our Ask-a-Librarian form and a library staff member will be in touch to help. After hours? Try Tutor.com for immediate assistance.
Our staff is excited to recommend age appropriate books for the whole family. Tell us a little about your reader and we'll pull a variety of titles for you to choose from.
We can handpick a variety of resources for your classroom on any topic to help your students succeed. Complete our Ask-A-Librarian form to tell us more about your specific needs
Schedule a virtual storytime, invite us to an online parent’s night or set up a training about the library and our resources for your students or the teachers at your school. Fill out our form to get started.
Take a look at our events calendar and join us for an online bookclub or storytime!
Check out our curated list of quick, screen-free activities perfect for school-age children.
Check out our curated list of quick, screen-free activities perfect for teens and tweens.
Encourage your Midlands-area students (ages 6-18) to submit their poetry, stories, short plays, essays, drawings, photographs and more for possible inclusion in our literary magazine.
Every summer, we encourage students to combat the Summer Slide by finding opportunities to learn, create and share! Students and families can read, complete activities or attend programs to earn points and win prizes.
Find books and activities to support specific SC Education Standards to help you introduce these learning concepts your children and students.
Connect students of all ages with books they'll love. Search by age range, keyword and format to find an array of recommendations from library staff.
Bring storytime to your classroom or home thanks to a few easy steps that will keep your students reading, singing, playing and talking every day.
Compiled by Richland Library’s Social Workers, this guide contains contact information, locations and types of social services offered for students and families seeking free or low-cost assistance.
We've created a group for caregivers, educators and homeschoolers to share ideas, tips and tricks, connect with library resources and more.
Educating at home? Use these helpful posts, book lists, and activities to meet your family's needs.
From animated picture books to read-along chapter books, Tumble Books has something for children of every age
This online encyclopedia offers leveled articles including pictures, videos, links to websites, primary source documents, and hyperlinked vocabulary. “Read to you” and “translate” tools provide additional support for students.
The content includes: encyclopedias, dictionaries, magazines, ebooks, images, video, biographies, academic journals, and newspapers. It offers filters for publication date, Lexile level, a citation button to help with reference pages. Teachers can access lesson plans, professional development material, and a Curriculum Standards Module.
(Formerly Kids Info Bits): Provides quick overviews of large topics, current events, monthly “fun facts”, daily “I Wonder” questions, and Lexile reading range filters. The sharing tool allows teachers to send articles via Google Drive, One Drive, and Google Classroom.
Allows you to search by group, animal name, or by animal habitat. It offers different text levels, “read to you”, and a translate option. The teacher tab features SC standards, and links to lesson plans.
Use Richland Library’s collection of resources to start an honest internal dialog or conversation about Race, Equity and Inclusion and really get to know yourself, your neighbors and your community. This collection includes great resources and information for children and teens!
A database providing information on topics including history, biography, literature, music, pop culture, folklore, business, slavery, civil rights, politics, and religion.
Pick a topic straight from the headlines and have your teens learn about BOTH sides of each issue.
Learn to play the guitar or design a comic book! LinkedIN Learning has online courses to help you learn a wide range of topics and IT skills.
Offers online skill-building in reading and math concepts for fourth graders and older. Plus students can brush up on test taking skills with practice SAT and ACT tests as well as the PRAXIS.
Explore ordinary life through time and across the globe.
Currently teaching in a K-12 Richland County school or daycare? Get an Education Card and check out library materials for your classroom. Education Cards are free and materials do not accrue fines! Contact us through the Ask-a-Librarian form to get started.
We've partnered with Richland School District One and Richland School District Two to provide library cards to ALL students in those districts. Find out how to activate your Richland One or Two students' cards, here.
Homeschooling or have a student attending private school? Anyone can enjoy the full benefits of the library! Click here for more details on resident and non-resident library cards.