There are lots of ways to get help with your homework at the library.
| Homework Center
|| Online Tutoring
|| Kid Friendly Research
Open Mondays,Tuesdays and Wednesday from 2:45 PM to 4:45 PM, during the academic year.
If you are interested in being a regular volunteer for this program please contact us by Email: Library@lincolnca.gov or by Phone: (916) 434-2410
Closure subject to Holidays
The mission of the Lincoln Public Library Homework Center is to provide a welcoming, positive environment for students K-8 to receive help with their homework and other academic challenges.
Our goals are to:
- Expand a student’s organization and study skills
- Provide access to learning-enhancing information literacy skills
- Encourage student learning in an open nonjudgmental environment by expanding student curiosity and knowledge
To support students, we provide:
- NEW, up-to-date computers complete with internet access and Microsoft Office
- Free printing, provided by our Friends of the Library
- Current textbooks for the Western Placer Unified School District
- Homework Coaches trained to help you understand your homework
- Live, professional tutors for subject specific questions, accessed through HelpNow!
- Basic school supplies, including paper, pencils, and calculators provided by our Friends of the Library
- Snacks and water
Plus, when your homework is done, we have games!
A few important notes:
This is a drop-in service, and students must sign in every time they come to the Center. Although volunteers are there to help, students are responsible for finishing their own work. Please advise the Homework Coaches if your child’s has particular needs, such as additional reading or math practice. After homework is finished, students have access to educational games in the Homework Center and the other resources of the library.
Students using the Homework Center will maintain the courteous and respectful manner expected of anyone using the library. Students not abiding by the rules will be asked to leave the Homework Center. Parents please talk with your child about library policies, guidelines, and rules to make their library experience better.
The Homework Coaches should not be considered babysitters nor are they responsible for ensuring that your child stays in the Homework Center. Younger students should be accompanied by their parents while in the library. The parent may sit in the Homework Center or another part of the library. Older students should be picked up by their parent or other responsible person within the last fifteen minutes the library is open. The library is not responsible for students left unattended in the library or left outside the library after closing.
HelpNow offers one-on-one, interactive tutoring in virtually every subject with highly-trained tutors who are familiar with Common Core. The service also includes writing and foreign language labs, test preparation tools, and skills building sessions. It is recommended that all users create a username and password to save past lessons.
Middle Search Plus is designed specifically for middle school students, and each article is assigned its appropriate Lexile score. It contains full text for dozens of popular middle school magazines, thousands of biographies and historical essays, and over a million images. Titles covered in this database include Sports Illustrated Kids, Scholastic News, National Geographic and dozens more.
Primary Search is designed specifically to help elementary school students learn about a variety of topics, such as endangered species, famous musicians, food, fitness, space exploration, and more. The database also includes a collection of more than one million images of relevant photos, maps and flags to aid kids in learning.