Learning and Homework Help

We offer several opportunities for children to improve their reading, math and language skills. Note, in-person programs for fall 2020 have been cancelled but online resources are available and listed below.

Laurier Students for Literacy Programs for Kids

Homework help, online tutoring and reading clubs are being offered by the Laurier Students for Literacy. 
See more information on these programs on the the Laurier Students for Literacy website.

DIY Literacy Games

A list of at-home literacy activities

Dolch Sight Words for Grades 1-3

Video: Supporting your child’s at-home learning

Check out this PDF guide for support your child's at-home learning
This guide accompanies our Support Your Child's At-Home Learning video

Other Learning Support and 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 tablets with age-specific learning activities. These can be borrowed and taken home and do not require internet access.
  • Reading and research services. Visit or call the library or email info@brantfordlibrary.ca
  • Activities for kids and families are posted on our Home Based Activities Page
  • eBooks and Audiobooks available through our OverDrive (Libby app), cloudLibrary and Tumblebooks. Tumblebooks also has many French books
  • Need a computer with internet or to print documents? Visit our Main Branch and we can help!

Summer Read-On Tutoring Program

  • For children entering grades 2 to 6
  • Children are paired with a tutor for one-week tutoring sessions held online
  • Tutoring subjects include literacy, French and math
  • Multiple sessions are available to choose from over the summer. However, children can register for only one session
  • While tutors are specially trained and have experience working with children, tutors are not qualified to work with children with special needs
  • Registration for this program opens in June.

Book Buddies

- NOT RUNNING - 

  • For children in grades 2-6 during the school year (not running in fall 2020)
  • Child receives one-on-one reading help from a Laurier Students for Literacy Club volunteer
  • Regular meeting times are assigned at our Main Branch
  • Watch for registration information
  • Email LSFLclub@gmail.com for more information

Get Ready for Kindergarten

- NOT RUNNING - 

  • 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 usually held fall, winter and spring
  • Online registration required 

Homework Help Drop-In

- NOT RUNNING - 

  • For children in Grades 1 to 8 during the school year (not running fall 2020)
  • 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 each fall/winter

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
  • For more info: E-mail cpfbrantford@gmail.com