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Homework Help

In addition to books and non-fiction resources, encyclopedias and test-taking guides, your Rock Island Library subscribes to a number of electronic services to help with your homework. 
 

Need help with tutoring, writing, skill-building or test preparation?

HelpNOW, from Brainfuse: One-on-one homework help, skills building, 24-hour writing lab. for Kindergarten though early college. Test prep help, too! 
  • Connect to live tutors, submit papers for writing feedback, create flashcards, create videos, meet with your classmates online, and get personalized learning plans. There's a parent corner, too!
  • Adult Learners - use the HelpNow Adult Learning Center to prepare for GED or citizenship tests, brush up on an academic skill, or even build skills with using Microsoft Office products. 
 

Are You a Parent Trying to Support Home Learning?

  • World Book Online - Fast facts you can trust, as well as at-home lesson ideas, distance learning activities, and other learn at home resources! Log in with your Rock Island Public Library card.
  • Find other home learning resources in this handy list of workbooks and phonics kits you can check out. 


Are You Wanting to Encourage Your Child to Read?

  • Scholastic BookFlix bridges the learning to read and reading to learn stages with animated storybooks paired with non-fiction.
  • Hoopla, OverDrive, and eRead Illinois offer eBooks and eAudiobooks for children. Download apps to a mobile device or read online. Digital content links can be found  at Digital eBooks, Movies, Music under the Books, Music, and Movies menu.
  • Sign up for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten or create an account on Beanstack to track what you read and build a feeling of accomplishment.
  • And remember, we offer a wide variety of books and magazines for children to check  out. Finding a subject or format that interests your child is a great start!
 

Need to find a source or citation for a paper?

  • First Search - Search hundreds of magazines and libraries worldwide for articles and other materials.  A username and password are required.  Contact the Rock Island Public Library Reference desk for more information.
  • IssueLab - IssueLab provides access to resources analyzing the world's most pressing social, economic, and environmental challenges and their potential solutions.  Offered by the Foundation Directory Online.
  • ‚ÄčMasterFile Premier - Journal and magazine abstracts and full-text articles from over 1,700 periodicals.

A Rock Island Library card in good standing is required to access these tools from a home Internet connection. They're also available from Rock Island Public Library personal computers. To access a personal computer at the library, you will need a current library card from an area library.
 

Want to work on basic skills with your child? 

  • Use our ABCMouse.com subscription from library computers.
  • Build skills with learning games from the AWE Early Literacy Stations in the children's areas of our locations.

Special  Note: We are OPEN Election Day, Tuesday, November 3
 

Downtown

401 19th Street, Rock Island
(309) 732-7323
Curbside Pick-up available
By appointment only, Monday-Saturday

Dial-A-Story: 309-732-7002

Limited building hours: Masks required
Computer use by appointment only
Return items in bins provided


Monday-Friday: 10am to 6pm
Saturday, No building access


 
 
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Southwest

9010 Ridgewood Road, Rock Island
(309) 732-7338
Curbside Pick-up available
By appointment only, Monday-Saturday

Dial-A-Story: 309-732-7002

Limited building hours: Masks required
Computer use by appointment only
Return items in bins provided


Monday-Friday: 10am to 6pm
Saturday, No building access,