Popular resources for educators and homeschooling families

This page is still under construction – check back frequently for updates!  This is only a partial list of our physical and digital resources!  Please review the individual item description for age recommendations.


Would you like assistance developing a homeschool unit?  Or would you like recommendations for pleasure reading for your child?  Send this form to our Youth Services coordinator and we’ll provide a nice list of options for you (and we’ll even reserve them for you if you like!).


Take the 2021 Fluor Engineering Challenge


Do you have paper and tape handy?  Support Quarryville Library while your child learns engineering skills!  We’re participating in a world-wide event through ScienceBuddies.org.  It’s free and easy, and every participating entry gives us an additional chance to win $1,000!  February 12 – March 12, 2021.



Your child (K through grade 12) can write a novel this summer (2021)!  We piloted this program through the summer of 2020 with four age groups, and we’re bringing it back this summer again by popular demand!  Your child may sign up anytime after March, and we’ll post weekly writing warm-ups for practicing the habit of writing.  In June we will post weekly assignments to work on elements of your child’s novel and build a word count goal. And starting July 1, your child will write daily toward his/her word count goal.  We will offer optional weekly Zoom meet-ups to discuss how we are progressing with peers and our writing coach, Ms. Sharon.  On August 1 we will be finished writing, and will celebrate our achievement!   We invite writers to perform their work at our end-of-summer fundraising Read-a-Thon and we will provide a writing journal or notebook to every participant.  Sign up for the program by completing the form and you will be given access to the NaNoWriMo platform and we’ll send you Zoom links when the meetings start up.  Write on!



Requires Lancaster Library card in good standing. Brainfuse HelpNow provides online academic support for all ages and levels. We offer innovative services designed to meet the needs of your students. Our unique suite of tutoring, writing, study, and collaboration tools has been proven to boost academic performance and increase student retention.


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click to check out a board game!

In addition to providing an antidote to boredom, board games offer lots of educational benefits!   You can check out a wide variety of classic games using your library card!





Concept bags for young readers – contains a combination of books related to a topic.  Some topics are academic, others deal with a child’s social and emotional needs.  Several bags also offer games or other activities that connect to the topic.  Please check these items in and out of Quarryville Library – no interlibrary loans permitted.

Digital ResourcesLibrary System of Lancaster County Library card is required for access. Follow the link to PA Power Library and enter your account, then look for the icon as shown below to access each resource.

bookflix logoBookflix is a versatile resource from Scholastic, offering themed units ready to show your class along with supplementary activities.  Some books are available in Spanish, too.




Pre-K through Middle School

Kids Info Bits is a high-quality children’s database with visual scaffolds for beginning readers and advanced searches that work for students from Pre-K up through middle school.  Ability to translate search results into multiple languages.  Found in PA Power Library resources.


Tumble Books is a fun and interactive library of animated, talking story books for preschoolers, beginner readers and older independent readers in upper elementary grades. Read along and listen, or read on your own. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing story books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic (e-book) story book. TumbleBooks will help teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love! PA Power Library,  Available in multiple languages.

STEM kits and other learning stations for small groups or individual children – we have a wide variety of materials to explore.  Use our kits to augment your unit and give your students hands-on practice with concepts!


Welcome to TrueFlix™, the only online resource that leverages the award-winning True Books content to help students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st Century Skills through the inquiry process. All of the True Book titles are supported with a deep and diverse reservoir of related content and primary sources featuring videos, audio, images, and text.  Found in PA Power Library resources.



Ask our Youth Services Coordinator to schedule a Digital Literacy tutorial for your classroom or homeschool group (grades 4-12) through Zoom!  sroche@quarryvillelibrary.org

Discover reliable and trusted information on a variety of topics to support middle school student research for government, U.S and world history, geography, literature, sciences, and social issues. ¬†Research In Context offers cross-curricular content aligned to national and state standards, and presents material organized into a highly visual and topic portal approach to quickly find answers.  Found in PA Power Library resources


Secondary school students will have access to age-appropriate content from magazines, journals, newspapers, reference books, and engaging multi-media covering a wide range of subjects, from science, history, and literature to political science, sports, and environmental studies.


  Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories’ student shadowing program allows middle/high school and college students to shadow an employee for a day.  Free.

Please contact the organization to make a reservation at least two weeks in advance.


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Button: Learning Express Library logoLeading source for test preparation materials and interactive practice exams from K-12, to college level and professional occupations. Proceed at your own pace and receive instant scoring upon completion of the exam.   Includes Praxis, GEDs, SATs, GREs, Civil Service, EMS, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Nursing, Real Estate, U.S. Citizenship exams, and more.  Personal account creation is required.


Access over 1,100 academic journals and ERIC database reports in the field of education. Key subject areas include administration, bilingual education, child development and psychology, funding, health education, technology, and testing


And much more!  See all of our online resources here!