Live Homework Help


The Library has offered on-line tutoring for three years with partial funding from a California State Library grant. Since the Library is no longer part of the State Grant program, tutor.com is pricing their service according to usage and population and raised the Library’s cost 400%. Like most public agencies, the Library is experiencing deep […]

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Reader Leader Peer Tutoring Program


WHAT IS THE READER LEADER PROGRAM? The Reader Leader Program is a peer tutoring program that matches elementary school children entering 1st to 5th grades (READERS) with middle or high school students (LEADERS) for one-on-one reading sessions. The program takes place during a six week period in the summer at both the the Main Library […]

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Free Public Library Services for Homeschoolers


Seventy-eight percent of U.S. homeschooling families use the library as their main source of educational materials. When considering the homeschool option, parents may worry about the potential cost of supplies and learning materials. It’s true–Books, videos, software, Internet access, and classes are often expensive. However, an oft-overlooked source of these learning materials, free to everyone, […]

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Difficulties of Teens in Math & Science


After three years of teaching high school astronomy, I have come to some conclusions regarding why some teens hate science (and by extension mathematics). The realization came after careful observation, wading through mountains of lack-luster exam responses and the administration of two less than an impressive body of evidence activities. The recognition also came from […]

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Local History Collection


The South San Francisco Local History Collection is devoted to the historical development and current events of South San Francisco. The Local History Collection was established in 1967 and is located in the basement of the Grand Ave. Library, 306 Walnut Avenue. It was originally located at 840 West Orange Ave., in the main Library, […]

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