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Do Your Homework @ the Library

Do Your Homework @ the Library

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.
 
 
The program includes:
  • Free access to paid Coaches and caring volunteers who are available to help K-8 students with their homework assignments;
  • Free access to learning materials; and
  • Free access to computers, online research tools, and other digital resources available at the library

Regular Hours

Monday - Thursday

Friday (Virtual Only)

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

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

Saturday (Central Library Only) 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Homework Help Available in person at these locations:
Central Library
City Heights/Weingart Library
College-Rolando Library
Linda Vista Library
Logan Heights Library
North Park Library
Otay Mesa-Nestor Library
San Carlos Library
San Ysidro Library
Scripps Miramar Ranch Library
Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library
 
Program Flyers 
2022 Homework Help Calendar

The Do Your Homework @ the Library Virtual Homework Help will be available Friday's to serve K-8th grade students.
  • The Do Your Homework @ the Library program is available to students and their families for free.
  • Math, English, and science help will be available every day.
  • Email registration is required to connect with the DYH@L Virtual Homework Help program.
  • Email DYHAL@SanDiego.gov with your student’s name, grade, school, birth month and year, and their local library.

Regular Virtual Hours

Friday 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Program Guidelines

Summer Camps

Summer Camps will open for registration May 16th, 2022.  If you have any questions email DYHAL@sandiego.gov.

Program Flyers

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Summer in Color Camp
Summer in Color Camp - Grades: 1st - 3rd
June 13 - 17 | 10 am - 12 pm | Virtual / Zoom
Register here.
 
Learn drawing & painting techniques to create masterpieces with the guidance of instructors from Art Smarts!

Summer in Color Camp
Summer in Color Camp - Grades: 4th - 8th
June 13 - 17 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Virtual / Zoom
Register here.
 
Learn drawing & painting techniques to create masterpieces with the guidance of instructors from Art Smarts!

Creative Tales Art Camp
Creative Tales Art Camp - Grades: 4th - 8th
June 20 - 24 | 10 am - 12 pm | Virtual / Zoom
Register here.
 
Create your own art using some favorite books for inspiration! Learn how to make your own art pieces using a variety of techniques and materials.

Creative Tales Art Camp
Creative Tales Art Camp - Grades: 1st - 3rd
June 27 - 30 | 10 am - 12 pm | Virtual / Zoom
Register here.
 
Create your own art using some favorite books for inspiration! Learn how to make your own art pieces using a variety of techniques and materials.

Xtreme Steam
Xtreme STEAM Retro/Dazzling Decades Camp - Grades: 4th - 8th
June 13 - 17 | 10 am - 11:30 am | Virtual / Zoom
Register here.
 
Get ready for some groovy time-traveling fun! You and your STEAM Team will take a STEAMtastic journey to a different decade every day. You'll have a blast rocking around the clock from Fabulous 50's Day to Far Out 60's Day to Groovy 70's Day to Totally 80's Day! This Retro-riffic camp is one for the history books!

Animal Island
Animal Island Virtual Camp - Grades 1st - 3rd
June 20 - 24 | 10 am - 11:30 am| Virtual / Zoom
Register here.
 
Calling all animal-loving kids to Animal Island Adventure! You and a tribe full of friends will engineer your way through the animal kingdom, exploring life in diverse habitats - from rainforest to ice to the pets that live in our homes. A wildely exciting time awaits every boy and girl on our Challnege Island Animal Island Camp!

KinderCamp
KinderCamp - Pre-kindergarten
June 20 - 24 | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm| Mira Mesa
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 2022 and their guardians. Parent/Guardian is required to attend all 3-days of camp with the child. Space is limited, registration is required.

KinderCamp
KinderCamp - Pre-kindergarten
June 27 - 30 | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm| 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 2022 and their guardians. Parent/Guardian is required to attend all 3-days of camp with the child. Space is limited, registration is required.

KinderCamp
Bilingual KinderCamp - Pre-kindergarten
June 13 - 17 | 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm| San Ysidro
Register here.
 
¡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 2022 y sus padre/guardián. Se requiere que el padre/guardián asista con el niño.

Artsy Science Camp
Artsy Science Camp - Grades Pre-kindergarten - 1st
June 27 - 30 | 1 pm - 2 pm| College-Rolando
Register here.
 
The arts and science collide as you mold your own plaster creations, concoct super groovy glitter slime, make paper directly from pulp, design and erupt artsy volcanoes, create some out-of-this-world paintings, and more! Parent/Guardian is required to attend with child.

Radical Reactions
Radical Reactions - Grades 1st - 3rd
June 13 - 17 | 1 pm - 2 pm| Virtual / Zoom
Register here.
 
Create amazing reactions using supplies provided by Mad Science. Young scientists will conduct a chemical reaction using special crystals to make their own super ball. Campers will have a blast doing a variety of experiments each day.

Exploring Science Camp
Exploring Science Camp - Grades: 3rd - 5th
June 20 - 24 | 1 pm - 2 pm| Virtual / Zoom
Register here.
 
Join the Fleet Science Center for a week-long virtual camp of science-themed activities. Conduct exciting experiments, intriguing investigations and have tons of fantastic fun!

Exploring Science Camp
Exploring Science Camp - Grades: 6th - 8th
June 27 - 30 | 11 am - 12 pm| Virtual / Zoom
Register here.
 
Join the Fleet Science Center for a week-long virtual camp of science-themed activities. Conduct exciting experiments, intriguing investigations and have tons of fantastic fun!

Adventures in the Wild
Adventures in the Wild - Grades: 1st - 3rd
June 20 - 24 | 12:30 pm - 2 pm| Skyline Hills
Register here.
 
Come with us on a wild adventure as we meet animals from around the world and learn about their habitats. Each trip ends with a hands-on activity.

Adventures in the Wild
Adventures in the Wild - Grades: 3rd - 6th 
June 27- 30| 12:30 pm - 2 pm| Valencia Park/Malcolm X
Register here.
 
Come with us on a wild adventure as we meet animals from around the world and learn about their habitats. Each trip ends with a hands-on activity.

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 every day from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 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 PDF icon DYH@L program flyer for a listing of the currently open homework centers.
 
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.
 

How does email request for a virtual homework assistance session work? Is it on a first come, first served basis?

No. All students that email will receive the same meeting link and passcode that is unique to the specific session. Students will be assisted as they come in to the session. The sooner they come in to the session the sooner they will receive assistance.
 
How is virtual homework assistance provided? Do I receive one-on-one assistance?
Homework assistance will be provided in Zoom Breakout Rooms and several students may be in the same room at the same time. Students will be assisted in rotation. TLCs (Tutor/Learning Coordinators) will assist students with their questions and once that question is answered rotate to assist another student in the Breakout Room. Two TLCs will be available per session.
 
For questions about the program, please contact the Do Your Homework @ the Library program at DYHAL@sandiego.gov.