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Kids' Stuff: Homework Help

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Homework Help at Central Library

Announcements for June - August:

  • Help stop the summer slide with these hand selected and reviewed apps for children P-12th grade. 
  • Get help 24/7 with Brainfuse's HelpNow online help during the summer! Tutors available online 1 p.m. - 10 p.m. (FREE with library card)
  • One-to-one Math tutors for 6-8 graders and 9-12 graders return in September. Sign ups begin in September.
  • Homework Club is closed June - August
  • First day of Homework Club for the 2017-2018 school year is Monday, September 18th, 2017. Registration form can be dropped off in August at the Children's Desk or on first day of child's attendance, during Homework Club open hours. Remember: all past and new participants must (re)-register annually for the current school year.

Homework Help Program Services - FREE

  Homework Club

K-8th grade. Free homework help is available Mondays and Wednesdays from September - May 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). Registration is required annually. Get the Registration Form here and bring to your child's first visit or drop off at the Children's Desk in beginning in August. The Homework Club Registration Form is also available on site during Homework Club hours. For more information, email Denise Dien

Homework Club Exceptions Calendar.  

One-to-one 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.

One-to-one Math Tutors 

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.


Homework Club Posters

Hand Selected Apps to Help Avoid the Summer Slide


New! Science and Math

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. 

Online Resources for K-12


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!


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