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
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.
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.
A to Z the USA
Biography Reference Center
World Book Online
Student Research Center
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
Homework Help Websites
Click the website icons below to explore homework help that is
available on the Web.
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by using the kid specific websites below.
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to find the books you are looking for!
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Try an interactive TumbleBook or listen to an Audiobook using
Reading Lists, Author Info and More
icons below to find great reads and to learn about your favorite
– Searching for Accelerated Reader books is fun
and easy with this free online tool.
back to the topOnline resources of particular interest to parents, educators and others working with children.
Teachers and Parents
Online and Media Safety
– An independent nonprofit helping kids decipher the world of media
FBI.gov – A
Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety
Federal Communications Commission
– Protect yourself online
– 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
– Information about
health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen
Monterey County Health Department
– Children’s and Family Services directory
USA – Preventing injuries at home,
at play, and on the way
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