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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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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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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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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South San Francisco Green Living and Recycling Resources


Reference librarians have recently created a brochure, South San Francisco Green Living and Recycling Resources. Copies are available at the reference desk. Here are some highlights. General Recycling California Integrated Waste Management Board Promotes safe handling of waste throughout California. Explains state regulations about safe disposal of toxic materials. Includes news links, educational materials, and […]

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Library Field Trips


We welcome all Kindergarten through 8th classes to visit the public library during the school year. (High schools may contact our Information and Reference Services at 829-3862 to arrange a class visit.) This is an excellent time for children to get their first library cards and to learn about the great things available at their […]

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Volunteer Opportunities


A wide array of volunteer opportunities are available at the South San Francisco Library. There are numerous ways to contribute to the community through library volunteer work ranging from shelving library books, teaching chess, helping with craft programs, or teaching reading. Volunteers are usually required to make a minimum 6 month commitment; however, middle and […]

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Project Read


HELPING ADULTS TO READ HELPS THEIR FAMILIES Our Mission Project Read assists adults and their families in reaching their literacy goals. Who We Are We are adult learners, volunteer tutors, and program staff dedicated to lifelong learning. We assist individuals who live in Colma, Daly City, San Bruno, and South San Francisco. With the help […]

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