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Libraries Resume Regular Hours Oct. 13

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BCLS DirectorBranches re-opening - a message from the director.

Community Links

eReader and eBooks

Homeschool Resources

*Some of the institutions and organizations listed below require memberships or dues/fees to use their services. However, most of these will allow a free search for How-tos, FAQs and Tips & Tricks.

Brazoria County Library Resources—All BCLS resources are free, but a library card is required for access.
https://bcls.lib.tx.us/research/databases.asp and choose “Homework & Continuing Education”.
  • Brainfuse HelpNow: Skills reviews, Summer Camp, and Writing Lab 24/7. Live tutors are available from 2:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. daily.
  • Creedo Reference:a research data base for elementary school through adult levels
  • Explora: a research data base for primary, middle school, high school and adult levels.
  • Learning Express Library: learning exercises and practice tests in reading and math for grades 4 and up. Also provides GED practice, college exam prep, skills for college and adult core skills.
  • World Book Encyclopedia Online: Informative articles for ages 4 to adult. Also includes, timelines, crafting and educational games.
  • The Well Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home by Susan Wise Bauer. This book is available to check out from the library. There is also a website and chatroom associated with the book: https://welltrainedmind.com/
Getting Started
Local Academic Co-ops
Curriculum Resources
Local Social Groups - Find them on Facebook
  • Brazoria County Home Schoolers Facebook Group
  • Brazosport Homeschool Village
  • Homeschool for Free
  • Homeschoolers of Houston and Surrounding Cities
  • Homeschooling Resources Support Group
  • Houston Secular Homeschoolers (they include areas surrounding Houston as well)
  • Lake Jackson Homeschool Group
  • Pearland HomeSchool Moms
  • R.A.M.P Homeschool Families (Rosharon, Alvin, Manvel & Pearland, TX)
  • West Columbia Homeschool Group
*This list is for informational use only. BCLS does not endorse or recommend any of the organizations or their services.

Language

  • Forvo All the words in the world. Pronounced.

Learning

Local News Media - serving Brazoria County

Newspapers
Television Stations
  • KIAH – CW39, Channel 39.1
  • KHOU – CBS, Channel 11.1
  • KPRC – NBC, Channel 2.1
  • KRIV – FOX , Channel 26.1
  • KTRK – ABC, Channel 13.1
  • KTXH – My20, Channel 20.1
  • KUHT – PBS, Channel 8.1

Social Services

    Brazoria County First Time Homebuyer Grant Program
    979-864-1860

    Food Pantries in Brazoria County
    • Alvin-Manvel Community Food Pantry
      281-824-8871
      1212 South Durant, Alvin, TX 77511

    • Angleton Community Food Pantry
      979-848-1285
      216 West Murray, Angleton, TX 77516

    • Pearland Neighborhood Center
      281-485-1987
      2335 North Texas Ave., Pearland, TX 77581
    Texas Law Help Helping low-income individuals solve civil legal issues.

    Victims Services Program
    Brazoria County resources for victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault, drug & alcohol addiction and family crisis

    United Way of Brazoria County

    • ActionS Inc. of Brazoria County
      979-849-6132
      1524 E. Mulberry Suite 135, Angleton, TX 77515
      Nutrition, recreation, education, transportation and health screening for seniors 60 years and older

    • American Red Cross

      979-849-6439
      105 South Chenango St.,Angleton, TX 77515
      Humanitarian organization led by volunteers

    • Boys and Girls Club of Brazoria County
      979-373-9668
      202 West 1st Street, Freeport, TX 77541
      Youth development programs including character and leadership

    • Lone Star Legal Aid - Brazoria County office, 1-800-244-5492
      Legal counseling
      Alvin – Third Tuesday of the month
      309 West Sealy, Alvin, TX 77511

      Angleton –  Coordinator for Brazoria, Matagorda and Wharton counties.
      Appointments Monday through Thursday on first-call first-served basis, limited number, starting at 9:00 a.m.
      126 N. Velasco Street, Angleton, TX 77515

      Pearland – Second Wednesday of the month
      Pearland Neighborhood Center
      2335 North Texas, Pearland, TX 77581

    • Memorial Child Care Center
      979-233-2393
      1912 Victoria Street, Freeport, TX 77541
      Child care, preschool and after-school for children 6 weeks to 12 years whose parents are moderate to low-income working people and/or in school.

    • NAMI Gulf Coast
      281-585-3100
      319 East South St., Alvin, TX 77512
      Educating family members and professionals about mental illnesses.

    • Salvation Army
      979-233-5420
      1618 North Avenue J, Freeport, TX 77542
      Emergency assistance with basic needs; food, medicine, clothing, utilities; temporary shelter, unemployed seeking work, disaster victims. Day care program for children ages 2 – 12 years.

    • Women’s Center of Brazoria County
      800-243-5788
      715 N. Valderas, Angleton, TX 77515
      Emergency shelter, counseling and advocacy for victims of family violence.

    • Youth and Family Counseling Services
      979-864-1577 or 281-331-2649
      801 North Buchta Road, Angleton, TX 77516
      Counseling and preventive programs for children and parents.

State of Texas