Students with a Pasadena Public Library card and an Internet connection can access a number of free educational resources through the library’s Web site.
Live homework help from online tutors is available to kindergarten through high school students from 1 to 10 p.m. daily in English and from 1 to 7 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays in Spanish at pasadenapubliclibrary.net/librarykids.
The “library kids” page also features a “homework helper” link that connects to a wide variety of reference sites and databases with information for history and social studies reports, math and grammar exercises and practice drills for standardized tests such as the SAT. Students can also download electronic copies of books, many of them especially handy for research papers, at any hour.
Another page designed specifically for teens, pasadenapubliclibrary.net/libraryteens/studyhall.asp, links to sites with information about how to write reports, solve algebra problems, research government databases, get into college and understand the laws of physics and chemistry. Complete encyclopedias and other reference books are also just a click away.