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Meet your friends at the Library for special events or just for fun! Find out what’s going on at your branch and join in the excitement. Enjoy crafts, movies, and more!

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STORY TIMES

Listen to stories, participate in fingerplays, sing songs, make crafts, and have fun. Preregistration is required for all Story Times, except Drop-Ins. Call the location nearest you for more information.

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Live Homework Help

Get help with homework, studying for an exam, or understanding today’s lesson. Certified tutors help with math, science, social studies, and language arts. For Grades K - 12, College Intro, and Adult Learners.

Available Sunday-Thursday from 3:00-9:00 pm, and Saturday from 2:00-7:00 pm. Assistance provided in Spanish for Math and Science, Sunday-Thursday from 2:00-10:00 pm.

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Ask a Librarian!

Chat live with a librarian to get brief answers to factual questions, or guide you to useful online resources to help with your homework or research paper. Help is available Sunday through Thursday from 10:00 am-Midnight, and Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am-5:00 pm.

Homework Databases

  • Kids InfoBitsLooking for pictures, maps, and flags? Need to find out about people, countries, current events, sports or other subjects? Use InfoBits.
  • Junior Reference CollectionFind out about history, literature, science, social studies, and more from reference books and multimedia, with audio and video clips and more than 7,400 photographs, maps, and flags. For Middle School students.
  • NoveList K-8With NoveList K-8, you can find books by favorite author, series, setting, or type of story (mystery, science fiction, etc.). Updated monthly, NoveList K-8 includes picture books, children's "chapter" books, and young adult titles.
  • World Almanac For KidsThis useful resource covers science, animals, history, US presidents, countries and more. Includes printable maps, flags and other images.

Homework Links

  • ALA/ALSC's Great Websites for Kids Amazing, spectacular, mysterious, colorful web sites from the American Library Association. Also has links to Spanish sites.
  • BJ Pinchbeck's Homework HelperBJ and his dad have collected over 700 sites to help you with all of your homework questions.
  • Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for KidsLearn about the branches of the U.S. Government and how they started. Find out about citizenship, elections, symbols, and more. Includes links to other government websites for kids. Sponsored by the Government Printing Office.
  • Energy Kids Discover what energy is, where it comes from, how to use and save energy, and more! From the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
  • Evaluating Websites When you're looking for true and up-to-date information online, you have to evaluate websites. Learn the questions to ask to make sure that you can trust the information you find.
  • Fact Monster Find feature articles about people, the world, science, the US, sports, life, and fun facts!
  • Florida Kids You can find out about the state flag, emblems, symbols, history facts, famous people, place names, and lots more. Provided by the Florida Department of State.
  • Learning About the Author and Illustrator Pages Are you curious about the creators of the books you enjoy? Explore more than 600 links to author/illustrator sites to satisfy that curiosity.
  • Multnomah County Homework Guides This site links to several homework sites for Science, History, Language Arts, and Mathematics.
  • NASA Space Place The Space Place includes games, animations, projects, and fun facts about Earth, space and technology.
  • Ology Lots of information, projects, and activities about archaeology, astronomy, biodiversity, earth, genetics, and marine biology. Created by the American Museum of Natural History.
  •  School District of Palm Beach Couny- Learning Tools A variety of learning resources collected by the Palm Beach County School Board. Some require an ID.
  • POTUS : Presidents of the United States Learn about the current and past presidents including background information, election results, cabinet members, and notable events for each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites are also included.
  • Science Fair Project Resource Guide Are you looking for some help with a science fair project? This site will guide you to a variety of resources and lead you through the necessary steps to successfully complete a science experiment.
  • Seaworld/Busch Gardens Animal Information Network Want to know about Beluga whales, penguins, or gorillas? Information, quizzes, and pictures of a variety of animals.
  • Stately Knowledge Find basic information about any state in the Union, including Washington, D.C.