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Free Homework Help at the Boston Public Library

September 3, 2014

Boston Public Library

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Boston Public Library’s homework help program begins Monday, September 15, offering free drop-in homework help, academic support, and mentoring during the school year. Students across Boston can receive assistance in all K-8 subject areas.

Homework help is offered 2-4 afternoons per week in Boston Public Library branches, depending on location, and is available on Saturday and Sunday afternoons at the Central Library in Copley Square.

“The program is not only a free resource for children needing assistance with school work, but it is also a paid opportunity for teens to gain valuable job experience and share their knowledge with young learners,” said Jessi Snow, Youth Services Coordinator at Boston Public Library.

The nearly 60 high-achieving high school students who provide the homework help are also developing their own time management and academic skills as they assist others with their school work. Last year, more than 10,000 homework help interactions took place at Boston Public Library locations across the city.

Visit for the complete schedule of homework help sessions. The homework help program is sponsored by the Boston Public Library Foundation.

Boston Public Library also offers online resources for students, including LearningExpress Library which allows learners of all ages to improve their skills by taking practice tests, completing exercises, and reading e-books on topics like mathematics, language arts, social studies, and more. Additional articles and resources for schoolchildren are available via the education electronic resources section of the Boston Public Library website.

Boston Public Library has a Central Library, twenty-four branches, map center, business library, and a website filled with digital content and services. Established in 1848, the Boston Public Library has pioneered public library service in America. It was the first large free municipal library in the United States, the first public library to lend books, the first to have a branch library, and the first to have a children’s room. Each year, the Boston Public Library hosts thousands of programs and serves millions of people. All of its programs and exhibitions are free and open to the public. At the Boston Public Library, books are just the beginning. To learn more, visit