It’s hard to believe that summer is over and school is starting up again! Before we know it, we’re going to be in the thick of homework assignments and our kids are going to need help. Thankfully, many libraries throughout the Lower Mainland have the resources needed; specifically: Homework Help. Below are only some examples of the free homework help available at libraries – check your local library to see what else may be offered.
The librarians at Burnaby Public Library are always ready to help students with their research. From basic tips students can use on their own, to information resources compiled at the library, students will find successful ways to start on any assignment. Librarians offer study help, writing help, research help and a list of school library websites to get you started. Most of this can be accessed online which allows flexibility to your student’s schedule.
Head over to the New Westminster Public Library and you will find more of the same. There are many books and magazines on a variety of subjects. They offer study guides for Math, Science, and English, as well as online magazines and newspapers from Canadian Newsstand and Pressreader. Librarians are available for help where it is needed.
The North Vancouver City Library offers Teen Tutors to assist with homework. Teen tutors will help students reach their academic goals. Students can register to book an appointment and work one-on-one with another teen. They can also provide resources to help by subject area. These are available online, providing them flexibility with any schedule.
The Richmond Public Library has homework help from grade 8 up to post-graduation. They offer databases, websites, and books in the myriad of subject areas taught specific to each grade and beyond, ensuring that your child has the most up-to-date information at their fingertips.
At the Surrey Public Libraries, you will find Reading Buddies who can help your child with their literacy skills. You will also find tools and resources online, ranging from Ancient and Medieval History to Science Online. All services are free with a library membership.
The Vancouver Public Library also offers free access to online resources with a library card ranging from access to encyclopaedias to online tutorials in many subject areas. They also offer an online collection of young adult and teen novels, classics, poetry, short stories, audiobooks and more with their free access to TeenBookCloud.
The West Vancouver Memorial Library also offers Homework Help. Whether you’re looking for something to help study for exams, or reliable articles for a paper, they’ve got it. Librarians can help at any stage of the research process from identifying the main concepts or keywords for questions, through searching and exploring the library collections to find the right resources.
With the above resources and knowledge available to you, your child will be able to research the topic completely and fully. Your child will learn the skills required to think critically and evaluate the information more closely and become one step closer to becoming a contributing member of this beautiful world we live in.
I wish you a happy start to your school year. I hope you tap into the resources of your public library as you move forward through this school year. Librarians have been working hard to ensure you have what you need to get you through this school year. Good luck.