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Education (Grade School to High School)
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List of Online Educational Resources for your child

ScholasticTeachables web-banner_0
Scholastic Teachables is a user friendly educational database with over 30,000+ resources available for patron use. There is unlimited and copyright free access because the library pays for you to utilize this service. Simply logon with your library card and set your child(ren) up for success.
Learn at the library or from the comfort of your own home - Scholastic Teachables is available on the library's public access computers, your own personal computer, and/or accessible through your portable device, but you do have to logon with your library card # from the library website at or through the Librista App.

Take advantage of everything this learning tool has to offer, covering all subject areas: activity sheets, lesson plans, monthly and seasonal activities, art and science projects, mathematics exercises, reading comprehension, social studies, grammar, vocabulary building, read-aloud plays, arts and crafts, assessment tools, classroom management and teacher tools, clipart and images, differientiation collections, games and puzzles, learning centers, skills sheets, wide variety of level readers/mini-books, test prep tools, and more.100+ new resources added each month, file cabinet feature to plan ahead, save, and organize resources. Resources developed by teachers and curriculum
Made possible through a Humanities Texas Relief Grant provided by the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan.

Bookflix Logo
BookFlix through Scholastic - Thematically paired fiction and nonfiction titles are designed to bridge learning-to-read and reading-to-learn. Animated classic storybooks introduce early learners to the delights of reading while sparking curiosity, and creating a natural springboard into the paired nonfiction text for deeper discovery. Each storybook is brought to life through compelling narrators and delightful animations that ignite imaginations and pave the way for readers to begin a journey of deeper discovery. With Puzzlers, Bookflix's built-in comprehension activities, students can put their learning to the test in fun and dynamic ways, making their reading experience even more joyful and rewarding. Recommended for grade levels Pre-K through 3rd.

Mango Logo - Language Centered Around You
Mango Languages offers over 70 world language courses expertly designed to adapt to a diverse range of learning needs, styles, and backgrounds. It is self-paced, intuitive, and accessible from anywhere. Mango combines the latest in online learning technology with proven language acquisition methodology to give learners of every age and background the skills they need to communicate with confidence.
Through a wide variety of adaptable exercises and learning activities, learners pick up on new vocabulary, intuit unfamiliar grammatical structures, train pronunciation, and boost their cultural IQ. Included with Mango is: conversational, bite-sized lessons, listening & reading activities, critical thinking and memory building exercises, and more than 20 English second language paired-approach courses for learners of English. The Mango App is also available for download so you may learn on the go. If learning from a computer, go to:, click on Mango Languages, create a profile, login, and get started learning a new language. Card holders may also create up to 5 family profiles for multiple learners. You may also access Mango through the Librista App.
comenzando con los lenguajes del mango - Getting Started With Mango (Spanish)
The links within this text provide you with additional information on how to utilize Mango Languages - so please consider taking a peak at them.
Made possible through a Humanities Texas Relief Grant provided by the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan.
duolingo is a FREE American educational technology company which produces apps for language-learning and provides language certification. On its main app, users can practice vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and listening skills using spaced repetition

Education (GED, College, Professional Development, Job Seekers)
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GED Informational Pamphlet
GED Tutoring @ First United Methodist Church in Yoakum

FAFSA - Federal Student Aid
The U.S. Department of Education's office of Federal Student Aid provides more than $120 billion in financial aid to help pay for college or
career school each year. Plan how to pay for college before you start. It's never too early—or too late—to explore your options for college
or career school. This site discusses key steps in preparing for college and provides resources that can help you along the way. Ask school
counselors and the college financial aid office about state, college, and nonprofit grants and scholarships you can apply for. Be sure to meet
application deadlines. Start saving before you get to college. Consider prepaid tuition and education savings (529) plans.

Texas Workforce Commission Transition/Vocational Services Texas Workforce Solutions
Vocational Rehabilitation Services serves youth and students with disabilities to help prepare for post-secondary education and employment
opportunities. Services are provided on an as needed basis.

Texas Workforce Commission Job Search
Register for work so employers can find you. Use job search resources to increase your job opportunities. Get résumé writing tips and learn job-winning interviewing techniques.
Apply for benefits, estimate your weekly benefits, request payment, check the status of your claim and select your payment option. Get help with your claim, appeal or general questions.
Indeed is the #1 job site in the world1 with over 250 million unique visitors2 every month. Indeed strives to put job seekers first, giving them free access to search for jobs, post resumes, and research companies. Every day, we connect millions of people to new opportunities.

Legal Resources
legal is dedicated to providing free, reliable legal information to low-income Texans. The website is
part of a national legal aid effort that is using technology to enhance and expand the delivery of legal services. In
the last year alone, more than 3.8 million people visited the site. is a collaborative effort by Texas legal aid organizations and foundations, courts, and
nonprofits. It is managed by Texas Legal Services Center (TLSC). TLSC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
that empowers underserved Texans through legal education, advocacy, advice, and representation.
The information available on this website is available to all visitors at no cost.
All grantees of the Texas Access to Justice Foundation help sustain this site by drafting legal information, forms,
documentation, and support.

Texas Legal Services Center
Meet with a TLSC Attorney who can help you with family law matters. Family law focuses on issues involving
family relationships, such as adoption, divorce, and child custody.
All appointments are over the phone or Zoom and FREE.
To learn more and schedule a virtual consultation, visit them on the web at

Auto Repair

Health and Wellness

Crafts, Hobbies, Food/Recipes, Genealogy, and Other Resources

A to Z Food America contains recipes in all course categories (appetizers, soups, salads, breads, main courses, side dishes, desserts, snacks, and beverages) for six US regions, all 50 states, and 33 ethnic cuisines. It also covers food culture for the previously named regions, states, and ethnic cuisines with articles such as Classic Dishes, State Foods, Top Agricultural Products, Special Occasion Foods, Ethnic and Geographic Influences, Special Ingredients, and Food Trivia. 9,000+ food photos, 650+ Ingredient Articles, 800+ Food Glossary Terms, 1,700+ Food Quotes, 250+ State Beer Reviews; Personal Recipe Book, 2,500+ Recipes, 600+ Food Culture Articles, and Share & Print Options will keep you interested for hours at a time!

A to Z World Food - Spice is the Variety of Life and Love of International Cuisine! This is the only food database that contains traditional recipes for 174 countries of the world in all course categories: appetizers, soups, salads, breads, main courses, side dishes, desserts, snacks, and beverages. There are over 7,000 Recipes, 1,400 Food Culture Articles, 9,000+ Food Photos, 650+ Ingredients Articles, 800+ Glossary Terms, 1,700+ Food Quotes, 750+ World Beer Reviews, and a Person Recipe Book.

Portal to Texas History Yoakum Newspapers - 1890 to present
Through the generosity of the Tocker Foundation and the University of North Texas, the Yoakum newspapers are being uploaded to this database and are available for research, viewing, and printing to everyone.

Yoakum Community First 100 Years (1887-1987)
View this book in its entirety by also visiting the Portal (click link above or image to right)

Salem Press Reference eBooks
These books explore each era/decade in U.S. History. A fantastic research tool for genealogy or American History. The richly-illustrated text provides an interesting way to study a truly unique time in American History. Includes census information. If you are an active patron, please give us a call at 361-293-5001 for the sign in credentials.
Resources available include: This is Who We Were in 1492-1775, 1880-1899, 1900s, 1910s. 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, The Value of a Dollar, Working Americans: Farming & Ranching

Financial Resources (Financial Planning, Planning for College, Identity Theft)

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau:
The CFPB's Misadventures in Money Management (MiMM) is a gamified financial educational training program that trains current and future
servicemembers, veterans and their families on how to navigate the financial landscape in a fun and interactive way. (en espanol) - U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Many people just like you turn to the markets to help buy a home, send children to college, or build a retirement nest egg. But unlike the
banking world, where deposits are guaranteed by federal deposit insurance, the value of stocks, bonds, and other securities fluctuates with
market conditions. No one can guarantee that you’ll make money from your investments, and they may lose value.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission enforces the laws on how investments are offered and sold to you. Protecting investors is an
important part of our mission. We cannot tell you what investments to make, but this website provides unbiased information to help you
evaluate your choices and protect yourself against fraud.FREE Financial Planning Tools at your fingertips. Required Minimum Distribution
Calculator; Compound Interest Calculator and Savings Goal Calculator; Social Security Retirement Estimator; Retirement Ballpark Estimator;
Mutual Fund Analyzer; 529 Expense Analyzer, and more.

Federal Trade Commission -
the federal government’s one-stop resource for identity theft victims. The site provides streamlined checklists and sample letters to guide you
through the recovery process.

The Library does not endorse any of the sites, companies, and/or information contained within this list. Parent/Guardian of child assumes complete responsibility for their child visiting the websites and
the information viewed on the websites. Some of these websites may require fees to access more features. Information contained was retrieved online through the websites listed.