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Homework Help at Central Library

Announcements for May:

HBPL Homework Club Logo  The end is near! The last day of Homework Club is Wednesday, May 24th, 2017!

Homework Club

K-8th grade. Free homework help is available Mondays and Wednesdays between 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Central. Come as needed. Homework Club meets in the Maddy Room (lower level, by the food vendor). Homework Club runs until May 24, 2017. Registration is required. Get the Registration Form here and bring to your child's first visit. The Homework Club Registration Form is also available on site during Homework Club hours. For more information, email Denise Dien

2016-2017 Homework Club Exceptions Calendar.  

Private Math Tutors 

6-8th grade. Sign up for free private 45-minute math tutoring session with a volunteer tutor. Sessions are available Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. 1 session per week per student maximum. You must sign up for your session in advance by choosing a time slot from the library events calendarFor more information, contact Melissa Ronning at (714) 374-5330.

9-12th grade. Sign up for free private 30-minute math tutoring session with a volunteer tutor. Sessions are available Mondays through Thursdays from 4:00 - 7:00 PM.  You must sign up for your session in advance by choosing a time slot from the library events calendarFor more information, contact Melissa Ronning at (714) 374-5330.

Online Tutoring

1-12th grade and adult learners. Login in to Brainfuse's HelpNow service. Available 7 days a week from 1 p.m. – 10 p.m. Get free homework help online with live tutors in math, science, reading/writing, social studies. In addition get additional resources to practice study and prepare for PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and other state standardized tests. Sign in using your library card here. Additional services include advanced writing advice from experts on term papers, and access to state-aligned skills building lessons by expert instructors.

Library Research Databases


Login from homeFree homework help from live tutors 1 pm to 10 pm every day.  You can also get free writing assistance, skill tests and more.

Explora for kids

Login from home Search through books, articles, dictionaries and more. Great for biographies, state reports and research projects.

Tumble Books

Free E-books for kids!

Social Studies and History

California Counties Close Up - California Counties' Websites

California Fact Cards - Fact Cards are a series of research resources designed for quick reference for students in grades 4 through 8. The topics covered by Fact Cards are those California, United States, and World topics included in the social studies curriculum in California. For the past ten years, printed Fact Cards have been used extensively in California elementary and middle schools, as well as in public libraries. 

Colonial Craftspeople - Experience life in the 18th century at America's largest outdoor history museum. 

FactMonster - Biographies of explorers, travelers and conquerors.

On This Day- Find out what happened on any day in history.

Our Timelines - Find out how your life fits into history as we know it with this custom timeline generator.

Presidents of the United States 

States and Capitals - Provides information about the fifty United States of America. 

This Day in History - Discover what happened today in history.

Time Magazine for Kids - The latest news from around the world for kids in grades K-6. Includes related polls, games, and websites. 


Reading and Writing

EasyBib - Create accurate, comprehensive Works Cited lists.

Free Dictionary - Online dictionary

FreeRice - Donate 10 grains of rice for each answer you get correct.

Reading Counts! - A Lexile-based reading program used by Dwyer Middle School.

Vocabulary University - Learn English vocabulary in context (grades 2-12) with free word puzzles and activities. 

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7111 Talbert Ave. Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone 714-842-4481