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Do Your Homework @ the Library

DYH@L Summer Camp

Got Homework? We've got help!

The Do Your Homework @ the Library program offers FREE homework assistance for students to support out of school learning and engagement.
 

Don't stop learning this summer!

Stop by one of our Homework Centers to hone your skills.  We've got games, learning activities, STEAM crafts, and more fun ways to learn.

The program includes:

  • Free access to paid Coaches who are available to will provide assistance and guide students K-8 as they learn.
  • Free access to learning materials, computers, online research tools, and other digital resources available at the library.
 
Homework Help and Sharpen Your Skills available at these locations from June 20 - August 10:
City Heights/Weingart Library
Linda Vista Library
Logan Heights Library
San Ysidro Library
Scripps Miramar Ranch Library
Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library
 
Sharpen Your Skills Flyers 

Regular Hours

Monday - Thursday

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

Summer Camps

Summer Camps will open for registration May 15, 2023 and June 1, 2023.  If you have any questions email DYHAL@sandiego.gov.

Program Flyers

PDF icon English | PDF icon Spanish

 
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KinderCamp  - Grades: Pre-Kindergarten
June 20 - 23, 2023 | 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. | Linda Vista
Register here.
 
Get your child ready for their first day of school! This is a perfect time for your child to prepare for kindergarten! KinderCamp offers a variety of lessons and activities that focus on a child’s academic development, learning readiness, social wellness and more. For children 4-5 years old who are entering Kindergarten in the Fall of 2023 and their guardians. Parent/Guardian is required to attend with child.

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Bilingual KinderCamp  - Grades: Pre-Kindergarten
July 10 - 13, 2023 | 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. | Otay Mesa-Nestor
Register here.
 
Get your child ready for their first day of school! This is a perfect time for your child to prepare for kindergarten! KinderCamp offers a variety of lessons and activities that focus on a child’s academic development, learning readiness, social wellness and more. For children 4-5 years old who are entering Kindergarten in the Fall of 2023 and their guardians. Parent/Guardian is required to attend with child.
 
¡Prepara a tu hijo para su primer día de clases! ¡Este es el momento perfecto para que su hijo se prepare para el Kinder! KinderCamp ofrece una variedad de lecciones y actividades que se enfocan en el desarrollo académico del niño, la preparación para el aprendizaje, el bienestar social y más. Para niños de 4 a 5 años que ingresarán al jardín de infantes en el otoño de 2023 y sus padre/guardián. Se requiere que el padre/guardián asista con el niño.

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Bookworms Reading Camp - Grades: 1st - 2nd
July 24 - 27, 2023 | 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. | Mira Mesa
Register here.
 
Want to dive deeper into reading?  Using literacy techniques, campers will participate in group reading, character analysis, and story discussions.  Fun interactive activities will create a learning environment that campers can take into their next book!  Parent/Guardian must accompany campers under 8 years old.

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Dino Camp - Grades: 1st - 3rd
June 26 - 29, 2023 | 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. | Virtual
Register here.
 
Dinosaurs used to rule the earth! Explore the world of dinosaurs with fun hands-on activities, crafts & interactive learning.

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Math-tastic Camp - Grades: 1st - 3rd
June 26 - 29, 2023 | 3:30 -5:30 p.m. | North Clairemont
Register here.
 
Join us for four fun-filled days of Math-tastic Camp!  There will be hands-on activities, games, and math inspired art projects.  This summer promises to be a cool Math-tastic Camp experience! Parent/Guardian must accompany campers under 8 years old.

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Full STEAM Ahead Summer Camp - Grades: 1st - 3rd
July 10 - 13, 2023 | 2:30 - 5:00 p.m. | Valencia Park/Malcolm X
Register here.
 
Come experience the elements of STEAM with hands on learning activities.  We will dive into nature, create chemical reactions, engineer creations, and explore the meaning of STEAMing Ahead with science, technology, engineering, art, and math.  Parent/Guardian must accompany campers under 8 years old.

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Summer in Color - Grades: 1st - 3rd
July 17 - 20, 2023 | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. | College-Rolando
Register here.
 
In this art-centered camp, campers will learn basic drawing & painting techniques to create their own masterpieces!  Parent/Guardian must accompany campers under 8 years old.

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Summer in Color - Grades: 1st - 3rd
July 31 - August 3, 2023 | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. | Virtual
Register here.
 
In this art-centered camp, campers will learn basic drawing & painting techniques to create their own masterpieces!  Kits will be provided for registered campers at select library locations for pick-up.

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Bookworms Reading Camp - Grades: 3rd - 4th
July 17 - 20, 2023 | 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. | Logan Heights
Register here.
 
Want to dive deeper into reading?  Using literacy techniques, campers will participate in group reading, character analysis, and story discussions.  Fun interactive activities will create a learning environment that campers can take into their next book! 

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Greater Green Camp - Grades: 3rd - 6th
July 17 - 20, 2023 | 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. | North University Community
Register here.
 
Be a part of four fun-filled days learning how to achieve a sustainable future for you and the world.  Discover about the impact you have on the world and how the world has an impact on you. 

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STEAMing around the World - Grades: 4th - 6th
June 20 - 23, 2023 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. | Skyline Hills
Register here.
 
Engineer your way around the world as you travel and cruise to exotic locations. Each day you will visit a different place and tackle a new challenge as a team guided by Challenge Island.

Wooden dinosaurs on top of books
Dino Camp - Grades: 4th - 6th
July 10 - 13, 2023 | 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Central
Register here.
 
Dinosaurs used to rule the earth! Explore the world of dinosaurs with fun hands-on activities, crafts & interactive learning.

Art and science equipment
Full STEAM Ahead Summer Camp - Grades: 4th - 6th
July 24 - 27, 2023 | 12:00 - 2:30 p.m. | Linda Vista
Register here.
 
Come experience the elements of STEAM with hands on learning activities.  We will dive into nature, create chemical reactions, engineer creations, and explore the meaning of STEAMing Ahead with science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

Letters spelling out MATHS on whiteboard with mathematical images
Math-tastic Camp - Grades: 4th - 6th
July 24 - 27, 2023 | 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Mountain View/Beckwourth
Register here.
 
Join us for four fun-filled days of Math-tastic Camp!  There will be hands-on activities, games, and math inspired art projects.  This summer promises to be a cool Math-tastic Camp experience!

Wooden dinosaurs on top of books
Dino Camp - Grades: 4th - 6th
July 31 - August 3, 2023 | 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Virtual
Register here.
 
Dinosaurs used to rule the earth! Explore the world of dinosaurs with fun hands-on activities, crafts & interactive learning. Kits will be provided for registered campers at select library locations.

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Camp Chef - Grades: 4th - 8th
June 20 - 23, 2023 | 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. | College-Rolando
Register here.
 
Do you like to eat yummy food?  Do you want to learn how to cook tasty and healthy meals?  Healthy Adventures presents a hands on cooking camp that will teach you how to make your own meals, snacks, and deserts all while using healthy ingredients.  Bring your appetite and love of food to this 4-day camp!

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Camp Chef - Grades: 4th - 8th
June 26 - 29, 2023 | 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. | Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa
Register here.
 
Do you like to eat yummy food?  Do you want to learn how to cook tasty and healthy meals?  Healthy Adventures presents a hands on cooking camp that will teach you how to make your own meals, snacks, and deserts all while using healthy ingredients.  Bring your appetite and love of food to this 4-day camp!

Chef chopping mushroomHealthy Adventures logo
Camp Chef - Grades: 4th - 8th
July 10 - 13, 2023 | 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. | San Ysidro
Register here.
 
Do you like to eat yummy food?  Do you want to learn how to cook tasty and healthy meals?  Healthy Adventures presents a hands on cooking camp that will teach you how to make your own meals, snacks, and deserts all while using healthy ingredients.  Bring your appetite and love of food to this 4-day camp!
 

Volunteering

COVID-19 Update: We are not currently onboarding any new volunteers. We are looking forward to the time that volunteers will be back serving in our libraries.

We need volunteers! Do you have what it takes?

Learn more about volunteer opportunities at the library here.

If you have questions or are interested in volunteering as a homework coach, contact the the Do Your Homework @ the Library program at 619-238-6687.

Homework Resources

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If you need help with your homework, we offer free, live online tutoring 24 hours a day, every day via Brainfuse HelpNow. Get help in English or Spanish, for all grades K-12. In addition, you'll find writing assistance and help with standardized tests, such as the SAT, ACT, AP, TOEFL, GED, and ASVAB.
 
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For parents and caregivers who are educating their children--either via distance learning or homeschooling--we have curated a list of free, well-established academic resources on a variety of subjects. Resources are broken down first by grade level, and then by subject.

FAQ

Is the program open to students from all school districts and San Diego County at large?
Yes. Homework Help is available to all students.
 
Where can I go for in-person Homework Help?
Please refer to the DYH@L program flyer for a listing of the currently open homework centers: 
PDF icon English | PDF icon Spanish
 
Am I guaranteed a spot?
There are no guaranteed spots. We will help as many students as possible during the session allotted time.
 
Can high school or college students receive homework help?
They can receive help, but our homework help coaches are trained to assist Kindergarten to 8th grade students. If the library staff is unable to help, they will provide alternative resources that may help the student.
 
For questions about the program, please contact the Do Your Homework @ the Library program at DYHAL@sandiego.gov.