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. The Homework Centers program is currently offered at 10 branch locations after school Monday through Thursday, beginning in late September through mid-May. 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. Each session is 1 hour and 15 minutes. Also, Homework Mentors are available at 12 additional library branches for two hours after school.
 
Brook Park Branch
Sessions / 4-5:15PM & 5:15-6:30PM
Brooklyn Branch
Sessions / 4-5:15PM & 5:15-6:30PM
Garfield Heights Branch
Sessions / 4-5:15PM & 5:15-6:30PM
Maple Heights Branch
Sessions / 4-5:15PM & 5:15-6:30PM
North Olmsted Branch
Sessions / 4-5:15PM & 5:15-6:30PM
Parma Branch
Sessions / 4-5:15PM & 5:15-6:30PM
Richmond Heights Branch
Sessions / 3:30-4:45PM & 4:45-6PM
South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch
Sessions / 4-5:15PM & 5:15-6:30PM
Southeast Branch
Sessions / 4-5:15PM & 5:15-6:30PM
Warrensville Heights Branch
Sessions / 4-5:15PM & 5:15-6:30PM  

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

This fall, we are expanding our after-school homework help to an additional 12 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 at the following branches: 

Homework Mentors Locations

Bay Village Branch
3-5PM
Beginning October 19, 2016
Beachwood Branch
3-5PM
Beginning September 21, 2016
Brecksville Branch
Beginning November 9, 2016
Chagrin Falls Branch
Beginning October 19, 2016
Fairview Park Branch
3:30-5:30PM
Beginning September 21, 2016
Independence Branch
Beginning October 19, 2016
Middleburg Heights Branch
Beginning November 9, 2016
North Royalton Branch
Beginning November 9, 2016
Olmsted Falls Branch
Beginning October 19, 2016
Parma-Snow Branch
Beginning November 9, 2016
Solon Branch
4-6PM
Beginning September 21, 2016
Strongsville Branch
Beginning October 19, 2016
 
Our Homework Centers and Homework Mentors programs are made possible through the generous support of the Cleveland Foundation.