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Give support, assistance, and encouragement to children in grades 1-8 who need a little extra help with their homework.

  • Assist children one-on-one and in small groups with assignments in math, science, social studies, and other topics, providing direction, clarity, and understanding.
  • Instruct children in the use of directories, indexes, and other reference materials.
  • Encourage the development of math skills through the use of Web-based technology.
  • Promote the use of library resources by referring children to an on-staff specialist, when appropriate.
Required Skills
  • A strong commitment to working with children.
  • A friendly and approachable manner.
  • The ability to get along with a diverse group of children.
  • Knowledge of languages other than English, a plus.
Program Notes
  • Training is provided.
  • Shifts are available Monday - Thursday afternoons between 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM at the Central Library and neighborhood libraries.
  • Volunteers are asked to make a minimum commitment of two to three hours per week, for a period of at least six months.
  • BPL will conduct an investigative background check on volunteers 18 and older, which may be used when considering a prospective volunteer's application.
How to Apply

Complete an Online Application

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