Need a hand with your homework? AADL can help with a variety of services and products offered over the internet or in our library branches. Here are some things from AADL that you can use to get through your next essay, social studies project, or math assignment.
Brainfuse Live Homework Help
Get help with homework or get ahead of the curve with this online tutoring service. Live tutors are available from 2-11 pm every day to teach students in the subject areas of math, English, science, and social studies. Learn more about this service or start trying Brainfuse right now.
AADL provides access to online collections of books, articles, and encyclopedias through our research databases. Take a look at our lists of databases for kids or for student papers, or take a look at the whole subject list to see what will help you with your next assignment.
*To use any of our research databases or to use Brainfuse Homework Help you have to have an AADL username and password. If you don't already have an aadl.org username, just click register on the login page. Make sure to put in your library card number!
Drop-In Homework Help
AADL partners with college student organizations to provide free homework help for school-aged children and teenagers. All sessions will be at the Downtown Library in the Youth Room Story Corner, Monday and Wednesday from 4:00-8:00 pm and Sunday from 3:00-5:00 pm. Homework Help sessions will begin on Monday, September 16th and continue through Wednesday, December 11th. No sessions will be held on: Sunday, October 13; Monday, October 14; Wednesday, November 27; Sunday, December 1
AADL Select Sites
Let AADL help you get to the best informational resources on the internet with our AADL Select Sites. Our librarians have brought together the best websites with information you can trust. Pick a topic and see what the internet has to help you learn.
The AADL catalog can help you find books for the appropriate instructional level your child is in at AAPS. Just do a search in our catalog for "AAPS Level" and the appropriate letter or follow the links below to get a list of AADL's holdings in each of the different instructional levels.
As Michigan schools adopt Common Core State Standards, more information about a child's reading level may be given to caregivers in Lexile levels. Follow the links below to get a list of AADL’s holdings according to Lexile ranges.
If you know someone who is overwhelmed by reading, AADL can help. A HiLo book refers to a text that has been written on a lower grade reading level, but with subject matter that would appeal to older students. Interest levels are labeled by age. Just search our catalog with HiLo_level and the appropriate numbered grade reading level (2,3,4,5,6) or follow the links below to get a full list of AADL's holdings in each of the different reading levels.
School has started so it's also time to get some FREE tutoring help! Circle K students will be available three days a week: Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. And Sundays (FREE Parking Downtown) from 3-5 PM. Students in grades K-12 can get homework help at AADL (all subjects), provided by volunteers for the University of Michigan chapter of Circle K. No appointment necessary - just drop by!
Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son. As he filmed his son, growing from newborn baby into a young boy, Emad's video camera, and a succession of later cameras, were violently destroyed over five years of turmoil..
5 Broken Cameras, the first-ever Palestinian film nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, is a deeply personal, first-hand account of life and non-violent resistance in a West Bank village. It will be screened at the Downtown Library on Tuesday December 10 at 7:00 pm.
Find out about all of the library's fun stuff for kids with AADL's parent page! JUMP is your stop to find recommended stuff for kids and learn about upcoming library events. Parents can also get information to plan their visit to the library an even find out about resources to help kids with their homework. It's all at jump.aadl.org!