Anyone in Kindergarten through Grade 7 in need of help with homework can now get it at the Library through the Sunnyvale Study Buddies program! Help is provided by high school students who are City of Sunnyvale volunteers and have successfully completed a rigorous recruitment process. Help is available for reading practice and for all school assignments. Sunnyvale School District textbooks are provided during tutor sessions. Other activities such as board games, drawing sheets, flashcards and school supplies are provided, too.
Assistance is available by application only. Interested students must apply in August and January to be paired up with a teen study buddy for an entire semester. The program benefits both children and teen volunteers as it allows both parties to engage with one another, build a friendship, provide academic support, and utilize library resources.
Here are some resources to help you with your homework:
Biography Reference Center
Search for a person, take a look at articles written about that person, and see other resources, too.
If you can't visit the Library to view a California Mission book in person, please visit this online resource that provides digital versions of these titles.When asked for a username and password, enter the word missions
in both blanks.
Science Fair Project Books
(found at the library)
The Children's room has a lot of books about science fair topics and experiments, including ones on how to excel at science fair competitions. Visit the catalog and the library to find lots of possibilities, from projects about electricity to experiments using everyday things.Please ask a Children's librarian for help finding your topic.
Sunnyvale Library Databases
You'll find a large selection of online resources, including newspaper articles, and much more.
World Book Online Reference Center
Click here from inside the Sunnyvale Library.
Click here from outside the Sunnyvale Library.
World Book Online features an atlas, dictionary, encyclopedia (in English and Spanish), educators' tools, a California section, and more.
Gale Virtual Reference Library for Kids
Gale Virtual Reference Library for Kids is a collection of children's reference eBooks that can be used anytime with a library card and internet connection.