Nesmith Library

Windham, New Hampshire

For Teachers and Homeschooling Resources

For Teachers

Current Library Services: Please visit our Phased Reopening and Updates pages to see all of our current services.

The Nesmith Library in Windham, NH strives to be actively part of the Windham School District. If you are a teacher in the area, we would love to work with you on a project or a virtual classroom visit! Please email our Head of Youth Services Azra Palo to get started with your questions and ideas. We look forward to hearing from you!

Windham Teachers are eligible for a free Nesmith Library card, even if you are not a Windham resident! Sign up for a library card virtually by clicking the 'register' link. 

  • Classroom Visit: Schedule a time for a librarian to [virtually] visit your class and talk about the Nesmith Library and the resources we offer!
  • Special Project: Is your class working on a project? We can help! Let us know about the project and we can help prepare materials that will be ready at the library for your students. 
  • Homework: If students are looking for a particular resource for their daily homework, please let us know. With access to materials from the GMILCS Consortium and other helpful options, we have a plethora of ways to help your students succeed.
  • Other: Have an idea about [virtually] connecting your classroom to the library? Email us or call and ask for the Youth Services Department! Depending on your idea you will get connected with Azra, Molly, or Chris.

Resources for Teachers:


Homeschooling

The Nesmith Library seeks to act as a resource for Windham homeschooling parents and their children. 

Current Library Services: Please visit our Phased Reopening and Updates pages to see all of our current services.

Hoopla has several collections focused on school for caregivers and children:

November Bonus Borrows - Learning From Home

(Bonus Borrows do not use any of your four (4) monthly borrows!)

Homeschool with Hoopla

Learning with STEAM: Titles for Kids & Teens

Guidance from Institutions:

Questions? Please email our Head of Youth Services Azra Palo at apalo@nesmithlibrary.org!

The Lane Memorial Library and the North Hampton Public Library had a panel of homeschool parents and the NH Homeschooling Coalition's Portsmouth representative to share their experiences with homeschooling. The session included a Q&A from the audience and directed questions from the host libraries. 


Places to Search:

A great resource is Pinterest.  In the search box use "homeschooling" and related terms, then click on "boards."  The results will bring back hundreds of boards containing thousands of links to teaching methods, curriculum materials, etc.

Use this search box to search "home schooling" to see everything we have available in our catalog, including items available at other GMILCS libraries available for borrowing.

Here is a selection of items available from Nesmith Library which feature homeschooling: some of them are fiction with stories that include homeschooling, while some of them are nonfiction and feature advice and guidance about curriculum and other homeschooling information. 

 

Read together: Visit our Digital Reading for Kids and Parents page for both digital reading services requiring a library card, and those available to everyone for free!

Sesame Street provides this excellent Caring for Each Other kit, chock full of fun resources for caregivers and children.


Enhancing Remote Learning:

Try these resources in addition to the research databases Nesmith Library cardholders can always access!  Browsing these services is a great way to expand curious minds and keep schoolwork interesting!

    • The Digital Public Library of America has Primary Source kits available on a wide variety of topics, great for research projects or curiosity!

Need a virtual brain break and want to make it a learning experience for the kids?  Check out a virtual zoo or aquarium tour offering a chance to look inside while they are closed.


At Home Content from our Museum Pass Locations:
The Friends of the Library of Windham (FLOW) enable us to provide museum passes to a variety of great locations nearby. While many institutions are temporarily closed, enjoy this virtual, at home content they have created for everyone!

Bonus: Have your child email a librarian a question about something they are reading or learning! Reach library staff with general library questions at info@nesmithlibrary.org, or reach Head of Youth Services AzraYouth Services Librarian Molly, or Children's Library Assistant Chris!

Please visit our Internet Resources for further recommended sites on a variety of topics, and visit our Children's Updates page for our most up to date services!

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