Learning and Homework Help

We offer several opportunities for children to improve their reading, math and language skills through both afterschool and summer programs and events.

Book Buddies

  • For children in grades 2-6
  • Child receives one-on-one reading help from a Laurier Students for Literacy Club volunteer
  • Regular meeting times are assigned at our Main Branch
  • Register in person January 4 and 11 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Main Branch
  • Email LSFLclub@gmail.com for more information

Get Ready for Kindergarten

  • For preschoolers ages 3+ (must be toilet trained)
  • Children participate in activities that prepare them for kindergarten
  • Activities are done with programmer while parents wait in the Library
  • Sessions are held fall, winter and spring
  • Online registration required - check our events calendar for dates.

Homework Help Drop-In

  • For children in grades 1 to 8
  • Drop in to our Main Branch for homework help with a volunteer from the Laurier Students for Literacy Club
  • Email LSFLclub@gmail.com for more information
  • Runs from January 27 to April 2 (no program the week of Feb. 17-21 because of university reading week)

Rendez-Vous For Learning

  • For children in grades 1 to 3
  • Improve your child's French reading skills by pairing them with a French Immersion High School student
  • In partnership with the Canadian Parents for French - Brantford Chapter
  • To register or for more info: E-mail cpfbrantford@gmail.com
  • Runs Sundays, Feb. 23, March 1, 8, 29 and April 5, 19 at 1:30 p.m. - Main Branch

Summer Tutoring Read On Program

  • For children entering grades 2 to 6
  • Provides one-on-one summer tutoring on specific subjects for two straight weeks. Each daily session is 45-minutes
  • While tutors are specially trained and have experience working with children, the program is not designed and tutors are not qualified to work with children with special needs
  • Multiple sessions available each summer
  • Registration for this program opens in the spring

Other Learning Materials

  • Kids can learn and practice coding and electronics skills with our coding and electronics kits
  • Curriculum Kits are bags filled with up to 20 library items designed to help kids learn about specific subjects
  • Kids can read along with our Vox books. These books have recordings that children can follow along with
  • Our Launchpad tablets are pre-loaded with age-specific learning activities. These can be borrowed and taken home

Online Children's Research Tools

Explora Canada for Primary Schools

Designed with elementary school students in mind, you can get access to useful articles for elementary school research, homework and projects.

NoveList K–8 Plus

NoveList provides book and author read-a-likes so you can find new books that match what you like to read.

EBSCOhost MasterFile Premier

With MasterFile Premier give you access to a variety of information on general interest and curriculum based topics, full text articles from popular magazines and journals, access to thousands of periodicals, reference books and primary source documents and a large collection of images.