Booklist for Children
A digital counterpart of the American Library Association's Booklist magazine posts reviews and information about new books and other media for young, middle school, and older children. This site was recommended by the Children and Technology Committee of the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.
Free Homework Help
Children and teenagers in San Bernardino never have to be stumped by a tough homework assignment again! Students from kindergarten to 12th grade, those in introductory-level college courses, and adult learners can simply visit any of SBPL's four libraries or the library's Web site (www.sbpl.org) to get on-demand, free help from qualified tutors. SBPL now offers Live Homework Help®, an online tutoring service from Tutor.comTM that connects students to expert tutors (at no charge) in math, science, social studies, and English via the Internet. Spanish-speaking tutors are available to help students in math, social studies and science.
Free Help in Core Subjects
This free service allows students to connect to an expert tutor either from a SBPL library or from their home PC or Mac having Internet access with a library card, every day between 1-10 pm and receive homework help from a live tutor via the Internet. During the hourse when a tutor isn't available, the SkillsCenter Resource LibraryTM offers thousands of worksheets, tutorials, resource guides and other info all the time. Live Homework Help ® is easy to use. Children and teens simply go to the library's Web site at www.sbpl.org, click on the Live Homework Help® link, enter their SBPL library card number and then enter their grade level and the subject they need help in. In just a few minutes, students are connected to a tutor in an Online Classroom for one-to-one help in math(elementary, algebra, geometry,trigonometry and calculus), science (elementary, earth science, biology, chemistry and physics), social studies (American history, world history and political science), and English (spelling, grammar, essay writing and book reports). The adult learner module offers assistance in resume preparation, GED and U.S. Citizenship test preparation and other information. All three modules during the hours a tutor is available offer Proof PointTM where an English tutor can review documents for punctuation, grammar, spelling and other issues. The service is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day and the Fourth of July.