Help with homework? You can find it at the library | Education

As school is in full swing, homework begins to pile up. The Litchfield Public Library has many resources to help your students complete these assignments. Whether your student needs to fill out a monthly reading journal, write a book report, find resources for a project, or perhaps need additional study materials to help them with a class, the Litchfield Library can help you find these resources.

The Litchfield Library has an extensive collection of picture books and chapter books for school-aged children as well as middle and high school students. These books will provide a variety of reading materials to fill these reading journals each month, and we can often find a specific title for the book reports. There is also a nice collection of non-fiction books for all levels at Litchfield Library. These books can help with any assignment and can be used as credible reporting resources.

The Pioneerland library system also provides free access to Brainfuse HelpNow with your library card. Brainfuse is an online homework help service for all grade levels. They offer real-time live tutoring and college test preparation help, as well as online skill builders in your choice of subjects. Brainfuse also offers a 24-hour writing lab where you can submit your writing assignments for constructive review and comment. If you have an assignment that you are struggling with, you have the option to send it in for advice and live tutoring. Wow! It’s a great service for all students and it’s free with your library card!

To use Brainfuse, you can use a computer at the Litchfield Library or bring your own device into the library and use the library’s free Wi-Fi. You can also access this service at home on your device. You will need your library card number and Internet access. If a child does not have their own library card, they can use their parent / guardian’s library card number to access this service. If you would like your child to have their own library card, please contact Litchfield Library for more information. Follow these simple steps to access this free tutoring and homework help service:

  1. Open your internet browser and go to the Litchfield Library website:
  2. On the left side of your screen, click Learning Tools
  3. Brainfuse should be the first option on the learning tools page. Click: Help Brainfuse Now
  4. You should now see a screen saying “Welcome to Brainfuse HelpNow” at the top of the page. In the box that says “Begin”, enter your library card number in the box. Your library card number can be found on the back of your library card below the barcode lines. It is a long number. Once you’ve typed it in the box, click Connect to HelpNow.
  5. To create an account with Brainfuse, click on the Login box. You will be prompted to create a username and password. You can use the service without an account, but it will not record your progress in courses without an account. The account is free to create.
  6. From the home page, you will see several options to choose from. Find the option that best suits your needs and click on it.

The Litchfield Library is always happy to help if you need to locate resources or need help connecting to the Brainfuse HelpNow service provided by the Pioneerland library system.

Until next time, happy reading!

– Rachelle Golde is a Youth Librarian at Litchfield Public Library.

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