Homework Help

The Homework Help Center is a community resource that serves the entire Pickerington Local School District. Unlike tutoring services which provide one-on-one help in specific subject areas, the Library’s Homework Help service supports students by ensuring they are able to complete specific work assigned by their classroom teachers.

Library staff and volunteers are knowledgeable in guiding students through homework assignments in many subjects and grade levels. If the subject material is beyond the knowledge of staff and volunteers or students need more individual assistance than we can provide, we can direct them to resources for additional help.

The Center follows the Pickerington Local School District schedule and is in session with after-school hours, Monday – Thursday, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Pickerington Main Homework Help Center Hours
Monday-Thursday, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Contact the Pickerington Main Homework Help Center Coordinator:
614-837-4104 ext. 248 | Lauren

Sycamore Plaza Homework Help Center Hours
Monday-Thursday, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Contact the Sycamore Plaza Homework Help Center Coordinator:
614-837-4383 | Ana

The following resources are available through the Homework Help Center. 

  • Free printing for school assignments available in person or curbside
  • School supplies (colored pencils, glue, scissors, etc.) 
  • Laptops and graphing calculators 
  • Counting chips and flashcards 
  • ACT, SAT, and AP test prep guides 
  • Copies of most PLSD required reading books 
  • Review guides for most subject areas 

Some resources may require signing in with a library card.

Reading Resources for All Ages

Overdrive and HooplaDownload eBooks and audiobooks from the Kids and Teens sections. Use the Advanced search function to filter by AR or Lexile level, genre, and age group. Hoopla materials are always available with no holds! 

NoveList and Accelerated Reader BookfinderSearch for book recommendations by AR or Lexile level, age group, and genre, and more. 


Grades K-6

Studying, Review Guides, and Research 

FactMonsterExplains elementary topics in simple, easy-to-understand language. 

Gale in Context: ElementaryShort, understandable summaries of elementary topics. Includes Lexile levels and read-aloud options. 

World Book Kids: Kid-friendly research database written at an elementary reading level. 

Crash Course KidsEngaging, animated videos on a variety of science topics. 

Reading and Vocabulary 

Vocabulary.comDefinitions that kids will actually remember, with examples they can understand. 

ABCYaGames that make practicing sight words fun! Organized by grade level, K-6. 

BookFlix and TumbleBooksInteractive video storybooks for elementary readers.  

Math 

MathPlaygroundMake math fun with games that review grade-level skills like addition, multiplication, fractions, and story problems. 

Check out our Kids page (https://pickeringtonlibrary.org/services/kids/) for more elementary resources!


Grades 7-12

Studying and Review Guides 

Study.comKhan Academy, and Crash CourseEngaging videos and articles that review thousands of academic topics. Great for social studies, language arts, math, foreign language, and more.   

Math 

MathIsFunMathHelp, and MathBitsNotebookFrom fractions up through statistics, these sites provide review guides and practice problems for grades 6-12 math. 

StatTrekReview lessons and practice problems that align with the AP Statistics exam. 

DesmosFree scientific/graphing calculator. 

Test Prep 

LearningExpressLibraryTips and practice tests for college/career exams such as the ACT, SAT, and AP tests. 

Reading and Literature 

SparkNotesShmoop, and CrashCourse: LiteratureBook summaries, theme and character analysis, and study guides to read alongside school-assigned novels. 

YALSA Bookfinder: Find books, audiobooks, and film recommendations for teens and young adults.  

Research and Writing 

Purdue Owl Citation GuideHow to create accurate Works Cited entries, in-text citations, paraphrases, and more.  

Writing Center at UNC: Essay-writing tips for college bound students that range from getting started with a prompt through making final edits. 

Point of View Reference Center and Academic Search Premier: Research databases on academic topics. Excellent for argumentative and informative essays. Recommended for high school. 

EbscoHost Middle Search PlusExplora Secondary, andWorldBook StudentResearch databases at students’ reading levels. 

Check out our teens page for more 7-12 resources!


Parents 

Learn more about the online tools your student is using this year at Pickerington Local School District’s Parent University 

Schedule a one-on-one appointment with our Technology Trainer for additional help. 

Ask a Librarian or call Information Services at Pickerington Main Library (614-837-4104 ext. 233) or Sycamore Plaza Library (614-837-4383) to borrow review guides and refresher textbooks on math, science, language arts, and more.   

Check out our blog articles with resources for families with students. 

Teachers 

Learn about teacher cards and classroom collections. 

Sign your students up for Kid’s Cards. 

Visit our educators page to learn about classroom collections, curriculum resources, and partnership


 Volunteer 

Teens and adults interested in volunteering should visit the Volunteers page to learn more about the position responsibilities and to fill out a volunteer application. We ask that Homework Help Center volunteers commit to a regular weekly schedule and provide notice if they are no longer able to volunteer regularly. Training is provided. 


The Pickerington Main Homework Help Center was dedicated in memory of Mary Ann Kirkby, and was made possible by the generosity of the Reynoldsburg-Pickerington Rotary Club,  the Friends of the Pickerington Public Library, and the family of Mary Ann Kirkby.

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