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Homework & Educational Resources

Database services are provided to you at no cost; it is 100% FREE to you as a library card holder.
TexShare's databases: please call the library for password if you are a library card holder.
Your account information will be verified prior to releasing the password.

1) Please click on "Choose Your Library" in the upper right-hand corner of the TexShare screen, 2) Select the Carl and Mary Welhausen Library, 3) Enter in the password you have been given by library staff, 4) Click on "Access", 5) Locate the service listed below that you wish to access.
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Designed for Preschool through 5th Grade; Educate Station content is created by a team of experienced and passionate educators from across the United States. These educators bring vast subject-matter expertise, teaching credentials, and many years of experience as classroom teachers and curriculum developers. Through the content created, this learning database provides ready-to-use, hands-on activities for kids to do at home or at school.

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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 also available on the library's public access computers, your own personal computer, and/or accessible through your portable device.

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BookFlix through Scholastic - (logon by clicking graphic above) - 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.
Weston Woods Plus eBooks for Kids - Now streaming through your local library. All you need is a library card. 
  • Brings the best picture books in children's literature to life!
  • Provides the highest-quality learning tools to enhance literacy experiences
  • Supports all learners with joyful literacy experiences
  • Enhances story time in school or the library for children and their families
  • Instills a lifelong love of books and reading
  • Study Guides available to accompany books
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, Profiles of Texas

Download this list of numerous homework help and educational websites here

Language Learning:
* Books and Material on the shelves for checkout at the Yoakum Library
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.

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

Sign Language Resources:
* Books in the Yoakum Library on Signing
* National Association of the Deaf
* American Sign Language Dictionary

* Signing Savvy Video Sign Language Dictionary
* Handpseak Sign Language Dictionary

GED Prep:

GED Informational Pamphlet
GED Tutoring @ First United Methodist Church in Yoakum

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.