Families in Mesa now have free access to Miss Humblebee’s Academy, an award-winning online, educational program from Gale, a Cengage company, that assists the library’s youngest learners in building foundational literacy skills and preparing for kindergarten. Parents and children can access the fun and interactive learning program through the Mesa Public Library website.
Designed for children ages 3 to 6, Miss Humblebee’s Academy employs friendly cartoon characters to guide learning activities, making it an easy-to-use, kindergarten-readiness solution. It offers hundreds of lessons spanning all major academic subjects, weekly progress reports and is the only library-based resource that provides assessments to measure proficiency and learning outcomes.
“Public libraries do a lot to support the life-long learning needs of the community,” Mesa Public Library Director Heather Wolf said. “Offering Miss Humblebee’s Academy ensures we’re helping our youngest patrons prepare for kindergarten and beyond.”
Families can access Miss Humblebee’s Academy at the library, from home or on-the-go via a mobile device at www.mesalibrary.org. A Mesa Public Library card is needed to access the program through the website. Weekly emails alert parents to review curriculum progress and assessment results that are available online. A portion of the curriculum is also available offline in the form of printable materials and practice worksheets.