Homework Help

The Homework Help Center is comprised of dedicated volunteers and staff who provide general homework guidance and support to grades K – 12. 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!

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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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Homework Help

Homework Help Center opens August 15, 3:00 - 7:00 pm. Open to all students K-12.