When a homework crisis hits, your library can help to restore some sanity. In addition to books on many topics, such as animals, experiments, history and geography, there are many other resources available.
Some libraries sponsor homework help sessions, where students can drop in to get assistance. At the Marilyn Praisner branch, the Paint Branch H.S. Honor Society sends out members who can help elementary, middle or high school students. At the Aspen Hill branch adult and teen volunteers work with students individually. Explore all our Homework Help Events for a complete list of libraries with this service.
For something a little less structured, you might want to try "Read to a Dog." Children who are reluctant to read out loud at school often are willing to practice with an accepting, adorable dog. Branches with visiting dogs are also listed in the Homework Help Events page.
If you can't come to the library, there are other ways to get library help. You can also explore our terrific Kid's Homework Help resource page. It lists several kid-friendly databases, such as Searchasaurus, which has articles from over 80 magazines for children. With a library card you can log into any resource.
And if that homework crisis still persists, you can always use your telephone to Ask a Librarian. at 240-777-0001. Even when when the libraries are closed, you can get immediate answers from Ask Us Now, a 24/7 chat assistance line. So there's no excuse—don't stress, do your homework right now with the library's help!