Research & Homework Help

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The Burlingame Library Virtual Homework Center runs every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 4-6pm beginning Monday, September 13 through Wednesday, November 17, 2021 (Except Monday, October 11).  
 

We welcome Kindergarteners through 8th graders to be paired with a Teen Mentor (with a 3.5+ GPA) for help with reading, writing, science, math, and languages including Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, French, Turkish, and Tamil. 

Registration is required on the Events Calendar of the Burlingame Library website: https://www.burlingame.org/library/upcoming_events/index.ph 

Please email Teen Librarian Jenny with any questions: miner@plsinfo.org

*Peninsula library card needed to access

History

             Library Resources


Language-Arts

              Library
Resources
  • *E-Books An extensive collection of popular fiction and non-fiction children's and teen books available in a variety of formats, including Kindle, EPUB, Adobe PDF eBooks and WMA and MP3 eAudiobooks. 
  • *Literary Reference Center Plus: Information about authors and their writings
  • Teaching Books: Book Guides & Lesson Plans
  • Tumblebooks
          Outside Resources
  • Merriam-Webster Dictionary Dictionary with audio pronunciations
  • Reading Rockets Resources to help struggling readers build phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills. 
Math-&-Science

           Library Resources
             Outside Resources
  • Exploratorium
  • Khan Academy: Offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace. Focuses on math, science, computing, history, art history, economics, and more, including K-14 and test preparation (SAT, Praxis, LSAT) content.
  • National Geographic Kids
  • Photomath (app):  Reads and solves mathematical problems instantly by using the camera of your mobile device. Check your work for any printed or handwritten problems. Learn how to approach math problems through clear steps and detailed instructions.

People-and-Places

           Library Resources
          Outside Resources
  • Black Women in History: Be inspired by an exceptional group of women in this collection of videos and web-exclusive features
  • World FactBook: Key fact, maps, statistics, demographics, and a brief history of many countries

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           Library Resources

Educational-Games


  • ABCya! Over 300 fun and educational games for grades PreK through 6. Our activities are designed by parents and educators, who understand that children learn better if they are having fun
  • *ABC Mouse 
  • Funbrain  Offers hundreds of games, books, comics, and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving and literacy


How to place a hold using the library catalog

Need help? Contact us anytime at bplchildrens@plsinfo.org
Emails will be answered within 48 hours