Learning Resources

The Librarians at Neenah Public Library's Youth Desk can assist you in finding resources for your at home educational needs.

Call the youth desk at 920-886-6335 for additional assistance. 


Book Bundles

Complete a Book Bundle request at bit.ly/NPLbookbundle Youth Librarians will select age appropriate high quality materials kids are sure to enjoy.


Neenah Public Library has an extensive list of online databases you can access from home. These databases and educational resources have been hand-selected by librarians from the Winnefox system libraries. With a total annual subscription price of more than $40,000; these research tools provide reliable information that can be used for research projects of all levels, as well as professional and personal development.  Find the database home page here, find the Teacher Reference Center here, and find the complete list of available resources here.

Britannica Online: Elementary School
Easy-to-read encyclopedia articles cover subjects for school and fun, from nations of the world to animals and sports.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Britannica Online: High School
Encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, illustrations, maps, and biographies.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Britannica Online: Learning Zone
Early-childhood learning, covering letters, words, numbers, time, sound, geography and more.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Britannica Online: Middle School
Search Compton's and other resources for geography, science, arts, and additional topics.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Virtual Youth Programs

The Youth Department Librarians publish storytimes and programs on-line so you can recreate your favorite library experiences at home! Storytimes include songs, parent tips, and book recommendations. Virtual Take and Create programs have a video component and an accompanying kit to check-out and complete activities at home. Videos can be found at bit.ly/NPLplaylist Call the youth desk or use the book bundle form bit.ly/NPLbookbundle to request your materials for curbside pickup!

Nontraditional materials available for check-out

Neenah Public Library has a wealth of non-traditional items available for check out. For a complete list follow this link

Crafts-to-go   Support your children's creativity with these take-home projects.  These preschool-age kits include the materials you need to make fun process-based art. 

Play and Learn Totes  (catalog link) Early Literacy to Young readers learning materials, STEM activities, Yoga, Diversity and more. See a complete list with pictures here!

Puzzles   Jigsaw puzzles from 36 to 3000 pieces are available to check out for 28 days.

Ukulele Take home a Ukulele today! Includes everything you need to start playing.

Discovery to Go Design, build, concoct, and discover with these kits perfect for curious kids.  Kids will experiment, explore, test, play, and learn a great deal through problem-solving and experimenting.     

Cake Pans (catalog link)  The Library has over 100 cake and baking pans for check out! See a complete list with pictures here!                                  


External Links

PBS Wisconsin PBS Wisconsin is committed to ensuring equitable access to free and trusted resources in a variety of formats to help meet the needs of all learners in any learning environment. In partnership with Milwaukee PBS and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), we are continuing our At-Home Learning TV broadcast schedule for the school year, accompanied by curriculum-aligned digital resources.

WI DPI - Parental Education Options Page

The DPI Parental Education Options Team provides technical assistance to school districts and the public in the areas of public school open enrollment, public school district administration and organization, district boundary changes, school district facilities, private schools, private school choice (voucher) programs for Milwaukee, Racine, and statewide, charter schools, home-based private education (homeschooling), and whole grade sharing. 

Homeschool Resources

Wisconsin Statutes 115.001 (3) A home-based private educational program as a program of educational instruction provided to a child by the child’s parent.

A Homeschool Informational binder is available in the Parent/Teacher Section in the Youth Department.

Wisconsin Homeschool Parents Association (WHPA)
For continuing families, filing the PI-1206 (intent to homeschool) must be done no earlier than the 3rd Friday in September and no later than October 15th. 

In the instance that you are removing your student(s) from a registered school- completing a letter of intent to homeschool and filing for the PI-1206 are needed to be done before starting your home-based education. Visit WHPA's website for further details.

Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents who homeschool.