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Homework Center
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Our Homework Centers, sponsored by the Foundation for the Monterey County Free Libraries, provide a FREE place for students of all ages to complete their schoolwork. Print and computer resources, including Internet access, Electronic Databases and word processing, are available for use. We have an open door policy, just drop-in and sign up with the Homework Center Coordinator.

You can also connect online for FREE with a live tutor every day (except major holidays) from1pm to11pm. All you need is your Monterey County Free Libraries card and you can share computer files, write on an interactive white board and chat with a professional tutor using instant messaging.

Electronic Databases
Access thousands of primary documents, biographies, topical essays, background information, articles, videos and photographs using our Electronic Databases. These are available 24/7 and are FREE with your Monterey County Free Libraries card. Click the icons below to find what you are looking for.

  California Missions
A to Z the USA Biography Reference Center

World Book Online

Biography Reference Center
World Book Encyclopedia Searchasaurus Kids Search Student Research Center


Kids Search

Student Research Center

Also, search Calisphere A World of Primary Sources and More: a free website that offers educators, students, and the public access to more than 200,000 primary sources such as photographs, documents, newspapers, political cartoons, works of art, diaries, transcribed oral histories, and other cultural artifacts. These materials reveal the diverse history and culture of California and its role in national and world history.

Homework Help Websites
Click the website icons below to explore homework help that is available on the Web.

Discovery Ed      Professor Garfield    Time for Kids     Scholastic Educational Site

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Search the Internet
Narrow your online search by using the kid specific websites below.


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Search our Catalog to find the books you are looking for!

Looking to try something different? Try an interactive TumbleBook or listen to an Audiobook using OneClickdigital.

TumbleBooks Library    Audiobooks

Reading Lists, Author Info and More
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American Library Association's
Great Web Sites for Kids

California Department of Education
Recommended Literature (K-12) 
Reading Rockets THE STACKS by Scholastic
You, Your Friends, Your Reads
Author Jon Scieszka's Recommended Books Author James Patterson's
Read Kiddo Read 
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AR BookFinder Searching for Accelerated Reader books is fun and easy with this free online tool.

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Teachers and Parents

Online resources of particular interest to parents, educators and others working with children.

Online and Media Safety
Commonsense Media – An independent nonprofit helping kids decipher the world of media and technology – A Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety
Federal Communications Commission – Protect yourself online
OnGuardOnline – Information and resources about helping kids make safe, responsible decisions online

Health and Safety – Aimed to promote healthy, positive behaviors in girls between the ages of 10 and 16
KidsHealth – Information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years

Monterey County Health Department – Children’s and Family Services directory
Safe Kids USA – Preventing injuries at home, at play, and on the way

Local Interest Sites
Monterey Bay Kids – An online directory of activities, camps and classes for kids in the Monterey County area
Monterey Bay Aquarium – Activities and resources for kids, families, students and teachers
My Museum -- An experiential museum where curiosity and creativity can flourish


We are happy to help! Please, email  or call the Youth Services Department at (831) 883-7542 with your comments and suggestions or if you are interested in learning more about class visits or other library services. We look forward to hearing from you.

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