Homework Help

Students don't just DO their homework in our branches. They receive FREE homework assistance from trained staff through our after-school Homework Centers and Homework Mentors programs for students in grades K-8. Use the links below to learn more.

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Homework Centers

Since 2002, our free Homework Centers program has helped thousands of students in grades K-8 improve their grades and subject comprehension. Homework Centers are located in 10 branch locations after school Monday through Thursday. Library Homework Centers are on summer break now, but will re-open in September. Check back here later this summer for updates.  Students who participate in the program receive homework assistance from trained tutors in the following subjects:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Homework Center sessions are led by our Homework Center Coordinators. Homework help is provided by a combination of trained tutors from the America Reads programs at local colleges and universities, such as Baldwin-Wallace University, Cuyahoga Community College, John Carroll University, Notre Dame College and Ursuline College; and through the dedication of trained volunteers who graciously give their time to help students. Adults interested in volunteering at our Homework Centers locations are invited to learn more at our Volunteer Opportunities page. 

Homework Center Locations

Each Homework Center location offers two after-school sessions. Starting late in September, each session is 1 hour and 15 minutes.   Also, Homework Mentors are available at 12 additional library branches for two hours after school.
On Tuesday September 19, 2017, meet the staff and learn more about this free service during Homework Center Open House. Just drop in; light refreshments will be served.  See below for times..
 
Brook Park Branch
4:00-5:15 PM & 5:15-6:30 PM
Open House
- Tuesday, 9/19, 6-8 PM
 
Brooklyn Branch
4:00-5:15 PM & 5:15-6:30 PM
Open House
- Tuesday, 9/19, 6-8 PM 
 
Garfield Heights Branch
4:00-5:15 PM & 5:15-6:30 PM
Open House
- Tuesday, 9/19, 6-7:30 PM
 
Maple Heights Branch
4:00-5:15 PM & 5:15-6:30 PM
Open House
- Tuesday, 9/19, 5:30-7:30 PM
 
North Olmsted Branch
4:00-5:15 PM & 5:15-6:30 PM
Open House
- Tuesday, 9/19, 4-6 PM
 
Parma Branch
4:00-5:15 PM & 5:15-6:30 PM
Open House
- Tuesday, 9/19, 5-7:30 PM
 
Richmond Heights Branch
3:30-4:45 PM & 4:45- 6:00 PM
Open House
- Tuesday, 9/19, 4:30-6:30 PM
 
South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch
4:00-5:15 PM & 5:15-6:30 PM
Open House
- Tuesday, 9/19, 5:30-7:30 PM
 
Southeast Branch
4:00-5:15 PM & 5:15-6:30 PM
Open House
- Tuesday, 9/19, 4-6 PM
Warrensville Heights Branch
4:00-5:15 PM & 5:15-6:30 PM
Open House - Tuesday, 9/19, 6-8 PM  

Homework Center Guidelines

Students who participate in the Homework Centers program must adhere to our Rules of Conduct and Homework Center guidelines:
  • Students will follow a suggested schedule that includes time working in three major areas.
    • Homework or reading/math assistance.
    • 20 minutes of reading practice.
    • 20 minutes of education games or activities.
  • Homework Center participation is limited to one session per day.
  • We can accommodate up to 25 students per session.
  • Registration is required.  

Homework Center Registration

To enroll your child in the Homework Centers program, please fill out a copy of our Registration Form. Please bring the completed form to your Homework Center location. 

Homework Mentors

Get free after-school homework help in 14 branch locations through our new Homework Mentors program. Trained mentors will be available to provide students in grades K-8 with homework assistance for 2 hours after school, Monday through Thursday. Sessions open following public school hours , excluding public school vacation days (closed now during Summer vacation) and emergency school closings) at the branches below.
On Wednesday September 20, 2017, meet the trained mentor and discover the resources available to your child. The entire family is welcome at the Homework Mentor Open House. Just drop in; see below for times..

Homework Mentors Locations

Bay Village Branch
3:30-5:30 PM
Open House Wednesday, 9/20, 3:30-5:30 PM
Beachwood Branch
3:00-5:00 PM
Open House Wednesday, 9/20, 3-5 PM 
Brecksville Branch
4:00-6:00 PM
Open House Wednesday, 9/20, 4-6 PM 
 
Chagrin Falls Branch
3:30-5:30 PM
Open House Wednesday, 9/20, 3:30-5:30 PM
 
Fairview Park Branch
3:30-5:30 PM
Open House Wednesday, 9/20, 3:30-5:30 PM
 
Independence Branch
3:30-5:30 PM
Open House Wednesday, 9/20, 3:30-5:30 PM
 
Mayfield Branch
3:30-5:30 PM
Open House Wednesday, 9/20, 3:30-5:30 PM
 
Middleburg Heights Branch
4:00-6:00 PM
Open House Wednesday, 9/20, 3:30-5:30 PM
 
North Royalton Branch
4:00-6:00 PM
Open House Wednesday, 9/20, 4-6 PM 
 
Olmsted Falls Branch
3:30-5:30 PM
Open House Wednesday, 9/20, 3:30-5:30 PM
 
Orange Branch
3:30-5:30 PM
Open House Wednesday, 9/20, 3:30-5:30 PM
 
Parma-Snow Branch
4:00-6:00 PM
Open House Wednesday, 9/20, 3:30-5:30 PM
 
Solon Branch
4:00-6:00 PM
Open House Wednesday, 9/20, 4-6 PM 
 
Strongsville Branch
4:00-6:00 PM
Open House Wednesday, 9/20, 4-6 PM 
 
 

Engage with Me schedule with links to register online1•2•3 Engage with Me

Join us as a family for refreshments and to discuss a variety of topics that will help your students to success. Engage with Me programs are held monthly starting in October and are open to all interested families! Topics for conversation include stress reduction techniques, coping strategies,  and effective ways to communicate.

Engage with Me schedule

 


Our Homework Centers and Homework Mentors programs are made possible through the generous support of  The Reinberger Foundation, The First Energy Foundation, and individual donors.