Homework Help Center
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The Homework Help Center is a place where students in grades 1-6 can receive help individually from dedicated volunteers with their homework assignments. For students to attend, parents need to fill out a brief registration form for their student, available at the Youth Services Desk or you can download it in Registration Form in English or Registration Form in Spanish.Adult and teen volunteers will work with students and assist with their homework assignments. General tutoring is not part of the program. Teen volunteers need to be in the National Honor Society or have high academic grades. Volunteers who speak Spanish or Vietnamese or Laotian in addition to English are especially needed.
Please contact the Youth Service desk at 817-514-5866 if you have any questions or if you would like to volunteer.
Databases & Websites
Accelerated Reader BookFinder
Are you using the Accelerated Reader BookFinder program at your school? This website provides the book level of over 100,000 books. Just type in the title of a book, topic, or author that you want to read, click go, and you will see the book level (BL) and the points (AR points) for the book. If you want to look at a list of books to read, go to the advanced search and choose an Interest Level and an ATOS Book Level range.
American Library Association (ALA) Notable Children's Books
Each year the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children's books, recordings, and videos. Use this link, ALA Notable Children's Books,to review the titles.
Britannica Library for Children
The award winning online encyclopedia and reference center.
Find facts and virtual tours for colleges and universities at CampusTours.
The Career Zone site shares career and resume information for grades 6-12.
Colorín Colorado! Colorín Colorado is a free web-based, bilingual service that provides information, activities, and advice for educators and Spanish-speaking families of English language learners (ELLs, also known as students of English as a second language).
Explora (Provided by the Texas State Library's TexShare program.)
Explora is a site that interfaces with a child-friendly, graphically-rich design that automatically searches across all applicable EBSCO databases simultaneously. Please call the Youth Desk at 817-514-5866 for TexShare login information.
Great Websites for Kids
Great Websites for Kids is sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children a division of the
American Library Association.
Khan Academy has over 3,300 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice.
Learning Express Library (Provided by the Texas State Library's TexShare program.)
Learning Centers for elementary, middle school, and high school offer tests, courses, and ebooks to improve skills in key curriculum areas. Learning Express (TexShare) also provides access to over 350 practice tests including SAT, GED, ASVAB, TAKS, AP and U.S. Citizenship. There is a section for Spanish speakers that includes reading, writing, math and GED preparation. It also includes practice tests for civil service and vocational career certification. Please call the Youth Desk at 817-514-5866 for TexShare login information.
Mometrix Academy offers free, practical test-taking advice through instructional videos, geared for several major standardized tests.
PBS Learning Media
The PBS Learning Media site offers the best of public media content and produced specifically for PreK-16 teachers. Parents and teachers have free access to over 14,000 high-quality resources.
Periodic Table of the Elements
This is an interactive Periodic Table of the Elements. Each element contains information on its essential data, history, uses, compounds, element properties, atom properties, nuclear properties, and more.