Get the homework help you need at your local library |

Get the homework help you need at your local library

Amy Shipley
Garfield Public Libraries
Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Emily Hisel Garfield Public Library DistrictHomework? There's an app for that, available through the Garfield Public Library District's website. Live Homework Help gives students access to one-on-one real time homework help.

What do you do at 9 o’clock on Sunday night when you’re trying to figure out your math homework and nothing seems to be working? The library is closed, your friends on Facebook are struggling with the same problem, and you just need a little help figuring out the next step. It’s enough to make you crazy.

Even though the physical library is not open that late in the evening, the libraries have a live tutoring service that is available to help with homework from 4 to 11 p.m. every night of the week.

The service is called Live Homework Help provided by It is staffed by qualified, carefully screened tutors.

Each tutor only works with one student at a time so they can focus on your question and get you the help you need. Students can get help with math, science, English and social studies.

Live Homework Help is also available on mobile devices. You can access it via the web on any mobile device, or download an app for iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. Just visit or search for “ to go” on the app store.

When live tutors are not available, there are still tons of resources on the site that will help you complete your homework in time for school tomorrow.

To get to the library’s subscription of Live Homework Help, go to our website Then click on the “Teens” tab, and then “Homework Help.” You’ll see a link there. Log in with your library card number, create an account or go straight to a tutor. If you create an account, you can go back to that session later to review what you learned.

Try out the live tutors on the next time you are stumped by a homework problem. Also feel free to contact your library any time for help finding resources to make your school work easier.

Why and how do scientists travel to the far north to study old trees and ancient cultures? What does it really take to do scientific research in faraway places?

Susy Ellison, science teacher and researcher with PolarTREC, will share information about projects she has worked on, as well as stories about life in the field, to explain the science and the process of scientific research in extreme locations.

This free event is at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, at the Gordon Cooper Branch Library in Carbondale. For information, call 963-2889.

– Amy Shipley is the acquisitions librarian for the Garfield County Public Library District.

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