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Rock Your Homework

HOMEWORK HELP CENTERS ARE OPEN:
No Appointment Needed! - Just drop in...
Monday – Thursday, 3 - 6 PM

Fall Session runs September 6 - December 15

Need HELP? Homework Help Assistants and DML volunteers are standing by, ready to help! Students in K-12 can visit a Homework Help Center at available Branch Libraries to get help with homework and school projects, or to get extra practice in a subject area of their choice. There are also free STEAM activities, educational games, and reading coaching for students without homework or for those who finish their homework early. Computers are available for use and printing is free!

Homework Help centers are Open at the following Branch Libraries:

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Trotwood Branch Library
855 E. Main St., Trotwood, 45426
Homework Help Center phone: 937.496.8629

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West Branch Library
300 Abbey Ave., Dayton, 45417
Homework Help Center phone: 937.496.8627

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Northwest Branch Library
2410 Philadelphia Dr., Dayton, 45406
Homework Help Center phone: 937.496.8599

Dayton Metro Library is committed to providing access to all of our events. Please contact the Ask Me Line at 937.463.2665 to request accommodations for sign language interpretation, audio amplification, and/or language translation. Additional accommodations may be available upon request. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.


You can learn from home!

Your Library has so many options for quality, age-appropriate, FREE online learning. We’ve sorted out a sampling of some of our favorites.

You will need a Dayton Metro Library card number and PIN, or an eCard, to access these resources outside the Library. Some of the self-paced options also require you to set up an account, so you can save your progress and return again as needed.

General Reference Reading or Literature Languages Math Science Social Studies Geography History Biography Arts Current Events Government Careers + Technology

For Young Children Ages 3 - 6 (PreK)

EARLY WORLD OF LEARNING
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Stories, videos, songs, and games to improve reading and comprehension skills for preschoolers and early elementary grades.
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Especially Good for Elementary Students

CULTURE GRAMS **
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Pictures, reports, fun facts, even a “kid’s eye view” of what life is like in different countries all around the world.
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EXPLORA PRIMARY SCHOOL
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Easy and fun for young learners to search and explore lots of different topics for reports and school projects.
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GALE IN CONTEXT: Elementary***
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Learn about current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more for students in Kindergarten through Grade 5.
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NOVELIST K-8 **
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Recommended fiction and nonfiction reading lists for elementary and middle school students and educators. Search by age range from dozens of topics and genres.
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TUMBLE BOOKS (K-6)
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This exciting eBook library features animated stories, chapter book read-alongs, games and more – all designed to build reading and literacy skills in grades K-6.
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Especially Good for Older Students

BIOGRAPHY REFERENCE BANK
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Biographies, obituaries, and photographs of individuals both living and deceased, updated monthly. Searchable by time period, profession, place of origin, or birth and death dates.
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CAREER CRUISING ***
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Explore your career and educational options with self-assessment tests that match your skills and interests with career possibilities. Create your own plan, search for available jobs and more.
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EXPLORA SECONDARY SCHOOL
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Easy-to-use resource for high school students to conduct research on a wide variety of topics.
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HELPNOW *
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Homework help for elementary through high school students in all subject areas. Includes skills-building, test prep, and a 24-hour writing lab. Live, on-demand, one-on-one tutoring is available every day from 2-11 PM.
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LINKEDIN LEARNING ***
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Experts teach on-demand, self-paced video courses on all kinds of technology, business and creative topics.
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MANGO LANGUAGES &
TRANSPARENT LANGUAGE
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Two great options for language learners. Both offer self-paced instruction in more than 100 languages, focused on practical conversation. English language instruction geared for speakers of over 25 other languages, too.
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POINTS OF VIEW REFERENCE CENTER
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Analyze current events and controversial topics with objective overviews and opposing arguments.
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SCIENCE REFERENCE CENTER
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Designed for student researchers, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books, and a vast collection of images.
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VERY SHORT INTRODUCTIONS
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Concise introductions to a huge range of subjects, written by experts who combine facts, analysis, and new ideas to make challenging topics highly readable.
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* You’ll need your Library Card #  |   ** You’ll need your Library Card # and PIN
*** You’ll need to set up an account to save and return to your progress. Follow the instructions on each site, or call 937.463.2665 for help.

HelpNow provides lessons and guidance in these general subject areas:

  • Math (including Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Calculus)
  • Reading Comprehension/Grammar/Vocabulary
  • Science (including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Earth Science)
  • Social Studies (including US History, and World History)
  • English/Language Arts/Literature
  • Writing Assistance
  • Spanish Language Help

Need more indepth help? HelpNow also has:

  • Custom Flashcards
  • Online Study Groups
  • Live Tutoring Daily, 2:00 - 11:00pm
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LOOKING FOR SUPPORT FOR YOUR STUDENT?

HelpNow by Brainfuse is just one resource - and it’s a great one! HelpNow offers an extensive collection of lessons, video tutorials and practice tests on all the basic subjects. Plus, there’s live, on-demand, one-on-one tutoring, available 2:00 - 11:00 pm seven days a week!

Middle and high school students who are proficient in online interaction can work independently with a HelpNow tutor; younger students may need a parent or caregiver to facilitate the interaction.

Don't take our word for it, take a look and try HelpNow today.


Meet our Homework Help Centers Team!

Cynthia WoodruffCynthia Woodruff became the Homework Help Center’s Manager in 2022. Her career with Dayton Metro Library began in 2018 as a Patron Services Assistant at the Trotwood Branch, and has continued to grow since, in a variety of different positions. Cindy graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree and is a certified meditation teacher. She is an active volunteer for Lasagna Love and in her free time, she enjoys reading, walking, and spending time with her family.

Daria Dillard StoneDaria Dillard Stone has been the Parent Engagement Liaison for the Dayton Metro Library since July 2017. She serves in the Rock Your Homework/Homework Help Center, equipping and engaging students while encouraging parents to be the champion of their STAR (smart, talented, awesome, respected) student(s). She has a passion for making education a priority and brings a wealth of experience to DML from multiple community organizations: Dayton Urban League, Preschool Promise, Parents Advancing Choice in Education/PACE, and Dayton Public Schools.

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