The award winning homework help program was established in 1991 and has been fully Foundation and grant funded since its inception in 1991. Many students need help after school to complete their homework and to keep up with their school work. Yet, many children do not have the environment at home, or an adult who can help them accomplish this task.
After-school Homework Centers are located in ten branch libraries — Carmel Valley, Castroville, Gonzales, Greenfield, King City, Marina, Pajaro, Prunedale, Seaside, and Soledad. Each Homework Center has a trained coordinator to assist students and is open 46 weeks each year based on the schedules of the local schools. Students of all ages, from kindergarten through college, use the centers regularly. Students are given help on specific assignments, reading practice, research, and library skills in a safe, positive, nonjudgmental learning environment. Volunteers are also usually available to help students with homework and to help young children read.
Online homework help is available from 1:00 PM to 11:00 PM daily for students who do not live close to one of the Homework Centers, or are unable to visit the library branches when they are open.
“The reason I come to the library is because of the Homework Center. I know I’ll get the help I need to finish my homework.”
“Thanks to the Homework Center I finished my report on time. I know I’ll get a good grade.”