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Release Date: 09/25/2017

The Seattle Public Library Offers Student Success Services for K-12 Students

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The Seattle Public Library helps students of all ages succeed in school. The Library offers academic coaching, one-on-one tutoring, math and reading skill-building games and activities, service learning credits, college prep and more. New this year, help is now offered at the Greenwood Branch and Bitter Lake Community Center. Find out more information at the Student Success pages for children and teens.


Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Registration is not required.




Drop-in Homework Help

Homework Help volunteers support students' academic success by helping them develop reading and math skills, understand homework assignments and prepare for college. Volunteers coach students in all academic subjects; this could include reading, skill building games and may also specialize in college-prep subjects.


Homework Help for children and teens is offered after school at the following locations:



Online Help

Students may also use the Ask a Librarian reference service to find information or get a question answered. The service is available 24 hours a day. Students can also access online resources from the Library's website for teens and children.


Learning Buddies: One-on-One Tutoring

Elementary students read with a high school mentor and play math and reading skill-building games. This is a first-come, first-served, drop-in program. Each session lasts one hour. The program is available at these branches - please note: schedules vary by location.




The Library is seeking additional volunteers who can assist students with their homework. There are openings at the Beacon Hill, Columbia and High Point branches. Contact volunteer@spl.org to request an application.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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