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homework HELP

The library is here to help with the school year:

  • Homework Help Databases: find free live tutoring from 2-11 p.m.; interactive virtual book readings; grade-appropriate articles on science, social studies, and more!
  • Returns: Return District 58 library materials to DGPL. We’ll get them back to your school librarians!
  • We have Children's librarians just for you! Email kidsdesk@dglibrary.org with questions about finding resources, programming, or the library.
  • Books related to specific assignments may be on the Homework Shelf. Ask a Kids Room staff member for help finding resources.
  • Looking for a tutor? The Kids Room has a directory of local tutors who specialize in many grades and subject areas. Stop by the Kids Room Desk or contact us at kidsdesk@dglibrary.org to request a copy.

    Disclaimer: The Downers Grove Public Library does not endorse or sponsor any tutor or business on this list. This list is for information purposes only and should be used at the patron's discretion. All communication, fee negotiation, scheduling, etc. must occur between tutor and patrons.

Check out the Kids Homework Help databases


Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

Grade Schoolers


Bookmark Contest 2024

Open to students who have a Downers Grove library card or attend a school in Downers Grove. Enter the Kids’ Room’s annual bookmark contest with your original black and white ink drawing. Winners will have their bookmarks printed and used at the library. Entry forms will be available beginning January 8 and due by February 19. Winners will be announced on or before March 15.

Download Your Form Here


The Downers Grove Public Library challenges you to participate in the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program!

Reading aloud with a child is one of the most important things a caregiver can do to help prepare them for Kindergarten. Reading aloud introduces children to new words and concepts, helps them learn about letters and sounds, and teaches them how print and stories work. It’s also a great way to bond with children and to encourage a love of reading!

Click here to download and print your form!

Learn more:

kids BOOKS

Picture Books - Oh, Octopus!

Grades 2-6 - Fantasy Creatures

Middle School - Money, Money, Money

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For more information or questions email kidsdesk@dglibrary.org, or call 630-960-1200 ext. 4279.