In-person homework help at Saint Paul Public Library returns

Saint Paul Public Library’s in-person Homework Centers return and open for drop-in assistance on September 27 at five library locations across Saint Paul. Homework Centers are free to use and offer students of all ages support, technology, and resources to study independently or with the help of volunteer tutors.   

“The return of the school year brings the return of in-person homework help at Saint Paul Public Library,” said Catherine Penkert, Library Director. “The Library’s drop-in Homework Centers provide a safe and welcoming space for students of all ages to learn together and connect with tutors and technology to help them succeed in school and their studies.” 

In addition, to help from volunteer tutors, students have access to computers, printers, reference books, school supplies, and a comfortable space to study at all Homework Centers. Saint Paul Public Library’s in-person Homework Centers schedule is:  

Arlington Hills Community Center
1200 Payne Ave, 55130, 651-632-3870 
Monday-Wednesday, 4-7 p.m. 

Highland Park Library
1974 Ford Pkwy, 55116, 651-695-3700 
Tuesday & Wednesday, 4-7 p.m. 

Rice Street Library
1011 Rice Street, 55117, 651-558-2223 
Monday-Wednesday, 4-7 p.m. 

Rondo Library
461 Dale Street N, 55103, 651-266-7400 
Monday-Thursday, 4-7 p.m. 

Sun Ray Library
2105 Wilson Ave, 55119, 651-501-6300 
Monday-Wednesday, 4-7 p.m. 

Along with in-person homework assistance, Saint Paul Public Library also offers one-to-one homework help online every day from 1-11 pm in English and Spanish for students of all ages. Online homework help, available on the Library’s website through HelpNow, can be accessed from anywhere using a library card. More information at www.sppl.org/homework.  

All Saint Paul Public School students, along with students at some charter and private schools in Saint Paul, automatically receive a virtual library card through the Library Go program. Students can use their school ID number to check out e-materials using the Libby app or up to ten physical items at the library and access other services, like databases and online homework help.  

“Library Go provides all students in Saint Paul with the opportunity to discover and learn at library,” said Penkert. “The virtual card is easy to use and impossible to lose.” 

Rondo Library will celebrate the opening of its Homework Center with an open house and vaccine clinic for the community on September 27 from 5 to 7 pm. Families can meet volunteer tutors and learn more about homework help and other programs at the library.

Several community organizations will join to share information, including Messianic Care/Black Nurses Rock who will provide Pfizer vaccines for youth and adults 12 and older in partnership with Ramsey County and the Stairstep Foundation.  

In accordance with local mandates, masks are required for all visitors, volunteers, and staff within all library buildings. 

For more information on Saint Paul Public Library’s services for students, families, and educators, including Homework Centers and Library Go, can be found at www.sppl.org/back-to-library.  

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