Educational e-Resources Parents' Guides


TutoSM_2021_FALL_Kick-Off-younger Opens in new combines online tutoring, homework help, test preparation, and career support with a variety of self-study resources to provide a well-balanced and flexible educational environment designed to meet the individual needs of learners of all ages. Learn more - An introduction for patrons from Youtube (3:50 min.)

  • Support in over 95 subjects and test prep areas
  • One-to-one, on-demand homework help & tutoring
  • The Princeton Review SAT/ACT Essentials test prep
  • Self-study tools such as practice quizzes and flashcards
  • Fully vetted educational and job search resources
  • Tutors available in English and Spanish from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm 
  • All you need is your Palm Springs Public Library card's barcode number
  • App is available for iPhone and Android devices

    In using all users agree to the following: 
    Customer, including its users, will not (i) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the services or the Online Classroom or use or access the services or the Online Classroom in a way intended to avoid fees, (ii) interfere with or disrupt the services or the Online Classroom or (iii) upload to or distribute through the Online Classroom any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, or other similar programs.

TUTOR.COM (¡NUEVO!)Tutor spanish Opens in new window combina tutoría en línea, ayuda con las tareas, preparación para exámenes y apoyo profesional con una variedad de recursos de autoaprendizaje para proporcionar un entorno educativo equilibrado y flexible diseñado para satisfacer las necesidades individuales de los estudiantes de todas las edades. Más información: An introduction for patrons from Youtube (3:50 min.)

  • Ayuda en más de 95 temas y áreas de preparación para exámenes
  • Ayuda con la tarea bajo demanda y tutoría individualizada
  • Preparación para exámenes con The Princeton Review SAT/ACT Essentials
  • Herramientas de autoaprendizaje como pruebas de práctica y tarjetas didácticas
  • Recursos aprobados de aprendizaje y búsqueda de empleos
  • Tutores disponibles en inglés y español de 3:00 p.m. a 10:00 p.m. 
  • Lo único que se necesita es el número de código de barras de la tarjeta de la Biblioteca Pública de Palm Springs
  • La aplicación está disponible para dispositivos iPhone y Android - School District page for instructions for distance learning that begins March 31st.

Parents, these are tools for you to help learn how Google Classroom works.

G-Suite Classroom Tutorials

Youtube Introductory Videos

Parents Guide to Google Classroom in 2020 – Navigating to Google and getting to Google Classroom

Google Classroom Tutorial for Students and Parents – Navigating Google classroom

Remote Learning Tips for Parents using Google Classroom --

Google Classroom 101 for Students & Parent/Guardians

Parenting Resources from Children’s Services Council: 

ONLINE STORYTIME KITS has a wonderful collection of storytime ideas for you and your child. It has a summary of the book, tips for reading to children, discussion topics before and after the reading and craft ideas for kindergarten through 5th grade.

We have assembled a few of the storytime ideas with links to various YouTube and craft sources for learning and entertainment.


How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight / by Jane Yolen

National Emergency Library free direct access to the ebook of this title.

Dinosaur coloring pages to add to the storytime fun.

Giraffe’s Can’t Dance / by Giles Andreae

YouTube video of the book put to music can be found here.

Teaching ideas and YouTube narrated story. storytime ideas for this book.

Giraffe paper craft for more fun (PDF)

Library Lion / written by Michelle Knudsen, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes

YouTube video of the story read by Mindy Sterling from Storyline Online.

YouTube narrated book with reading prompt in the text to follow along.

A heart shaped lion head craft that is simple, cute, made with construction paper.

Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes / story by: Eric Litwin ; art by James Dean