Homework Help

Students don't just DO their homework in our branches. They receive FREE homework assistance from trained staff through our after-school Homework Centers and Homework Mentors programs for students in grades K-8. Use the links below to learn more.

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Homework Centers

Since 2002, our free Homework Centers program has helped thousands of students in grades K-8 improve their grades and subject comprehension. The Homework Centers program is currently offered at 10 branch locations after school Monday through Thursday, open now through mid-May. Students who participate in the program receive homework assistance from trained tutors in the following subjects:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Homework Center sessions are led by our Homework Center Coordinators. Homework help is provided by a combination of trained tutors from the America Reads programs at local colleges and universities, such as Baldwin-Wallace University, Cuyahoga Community College, John Carroll University, Notre Dame College and Ursuline College; and through the dedication of trained volunteers who graciously give their time to help students. Adults interested in volunteering at our Homework Centers locations are invited to learn more at our Volunteer Opportunities page. 

Homework Center Locations

Each Homework Center location offers two after-school sessions. Starting late in September, each session is 1 hour and 15 minutes. Also, Homework Mentors are available at 12 additional library branches for two hours after school.
 
Brook Park Branch
4:00-5:15 p.m. & 5:15-6:30 p.m
Brooklyn Branch
4:00-5:15 p.m. & 5:15-6:30 p.m.
Garfield Heights Branch
4:00-5:15 p.m. & 5:15-6:30 p.m.
Maple Heights Branch
4:00-5:15 p.m. & 5:15-6:30 p.m.
North Olmsted Branch
4:00-5:15 p.m. & 5:15-6:30 p.m.
Parma Branch
4:00-5:15 p.m. & 5:15-6:30 p.m.
Richmond Heights Branch
3:30-4:45 p.m. & 4:45- 6:00 p.m.
South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch
4:00-5:15 p.m. & 5:15-6:30 p.m.
Southeast Branch
4:00-5:15 p.m. & 5:15-6:30 p.m.
Warrensville Heights Branch
4:00-5:15 p.m. & 5:15-6:30 p.m.  

Homework Center Guidelines

Students who participate in the Homework Centers program must adhere to our Rules of Conduct and Homework Center guidelines:
  • Students will follow a suggested schedule that includes time working in three major areas.
    • Homework or reading/math assistance.
    • 20 minutes of reading practice.
    • 20 minutes of education games or activities.
  • Homework Center participation is limited to one session per day.
  • We can accommodate up to 25 students per session.
  • Registration is required.  

Homework Center Registration

To enroll your child in the Homework Centers program, please fill out a copy of our Registration Form. Please bring the completed form to your Homework Center location. 

Homework Mentors

Now available— free after-school homework help in 13 branch locations through our new Homework Mentors program. Trained mentors will be available to provide students in grades K-8 with homework assistance for 2 hours after school, Monday through Thursday (Note: sessions open following public school hours, excluding public school vacation days and emergency school closings) at the following branches: 

Homework Mentors Locations

Bay Village Branch
3:30-5:30 p.m.
Beachwood Branch
3:00-5:00 p.m. 
Brecksville Branch
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Chagrin Falls Branch
3:30-5:30 p.m.
Fairview Park Branch
3:30-5:30 p.m.
Independence Branch
3:30-5:30 p.m.
Middleburg Heights Branch
4:00-6:00 p.m.
North Royalton Branch
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Olmsted Falls Branch
3:30-5:30 p.m.
Orange Branch
3:30-5:30 p.m.
Parma-Snow Branch
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Solon Branch
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Strongsville Branch
4:00-6:00 p.m.
 
 
Our Homework Centers and Homework Mentors programs are made possible through the generous support of the Cleveland Foundation. Additional support for the Homework Centers program is provided by FirstEnergy Foundation.

Engage with Me schedule with links to register online1•2•3 Engage with Me

Join us as a family for refreshments and to discuss a variety of topics that will help your students to success. Engage with Me programs are held monthly starting in October and are open to all interested families! Topics for conversation include bullying prevention strategies and effective ways to communicate.

Engage with Me schedule