Library Helps with Homework as Students Head Back to School
Published on Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 10:14am
(Washington, DC) As students in the District return to classes, parents begin their search for homework help. The DC Public Library offers many tools to help students.
“Students can find people, books and tools that make homework easier,” said Ginnie Cooper, chief librarian at the DC Public Library. “When students understand their homework, their grades and attitude toward learning improves.”
Tools the library has to offer include:
- Live Homework Help gives one-on-one help from certified tutors in math, science, social studies and English. Live Homework Help is available every day from 2 p.m. until midnight in English and Spanish.
- Databases such as Learning Express Library and the Student Resource Center Gold pull information from reference material, magazines and newspapers, and creative works such as plays and multimedia clips and podcasts.
- Bookflix pairs children’s video storybooks with activities to reinforce early reading skills for pre-schoolers, kindergartners and beginning readers.