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Here you’ll find an invaluable collection of health, education and support resources to help the children in your life – from infancy to five-years-old – grow and flourish in our community. Click for more information.






ecoEXPLORE HotSpot at TCL

HotSpot at Transylvania County Library

Who’s ready to become a citizen scientist? Join the crew of ecoEXPLORERS – kids who earn prizes & badges by submitting observations of plants and animals for scientists to study. When you sign up at the Youth Services desk at the Transylvania County Library, you’ll get an ecoEXPLORE patch! Sign up today and start earning points. Click here for more information.


For Parents & Teachers:

NCHE North Carolinians for Home Education (NCHE) has supported NC homeschoolers since 1984. Their website is a cache of information about curriculum, FAQs, guidelines, and resources. This group sponsors an annual conference, leadership training, a legislative watch, a statewide graduation ceremony, Greenhouse – a bimonthly magazine, scholarships, and more.

TCL’s Parents & Teachers Page Great list of a variety of online resources for parents, caregivers, and teachers.

For Kids:

Transylvania County Schools official web site for Transylvania County Schools

Battle of the Books Information about the Battle of the Books, sponsored by the North Carolina School Media Association.

DKfindout! An online encyclopedia launched by book publisher DK. Children, parents, and teachers can look up information in subject areas such as math, science, history, computer coding, and more!

Great Websites for Kids This site has a selection of fun and educational websites for children that have been reviewed for content and excellence. Subjects like Animals, the Arts, History, Biography, Literature, Language, Math, Computers, Science, and Social Sciences each have a variety of websites with content for preschoolers up through high-schoolers. Games, videos, and informational content are all included. Many sites have features for classroom and/or teacher use. Sponsored by the American Library Association’s Association for Library Service to Children (ALA / ALSC).

Mango Languages A language-learning software with over 70 world language courses and over 17 ESL/ELL courses, featuring an engaging user interface, voice comparison, fresh design, foreign language films, cultural anecdotes, and a user-friendly mobile app.

NC LIVE provides North Carolina residents and students with access to high quality information – searchable collections of magazine, newspaper, and journal articles, electronic books, historical materials, maps, and much more – covering a wide range of topics. Will require Login with library card number if using remotely (outside of the library).

Reading Eggs Login page for Transylvania County elementary school students.

SIRS Knowledge Source Package Interface designed for students in grades K through 12. Includes Issues Researcher, Government Reporter, Renaissance, and WebSelect.

TCL Science Source Page The Transylvania County Library is committed to helping students in all grade levels find the support materials they need for science projects – from choosing a topic to project research.  This page is full of links and resources for all the science related help you need.

Wondermind Explore the brain! Wondermind introduces kids to concepts in neuroscience through four Alice-in-wonderland themed games. Kids ages 8-12 who are curious about how the brain works will find much of interest here.

Word Central  Merriam-Webster’s kid friendly definitions make this a great reference site

Other Helpful Websites:

50 States Provides facts and links to a broad range of information on each U.S. state.

American Presidents Developed by C-SPAN this site provides information on each U.S. President.

Fact Monster Contains links to an almanac, an atlas, a dictionary, the Columbia Encyclopedia, topics in the news, sites to help with homework, and many, many more “cool” sites.

Kids Discovery Join the adventure as the Discovery Channel leads kids on an exploration of the world with fun, games, puzzles and quizzes.

Mr. Nussbaum an entertaining website featuring a wide array of educational games and activities to help reinforce what is taught in school. Elementary aged students will find fun interactive games that hone math, science, language arts, and social studies skills.

National Geographic Kids Learn about the world with National Geographic. Includes great printable maps.

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