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Hours of homework help provided in 2012 by Teachers in the Library.

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Teacher in the Library

Teacher in the Library

Teacher in the Library

Teachers in the Library are accredited teachers who provide after-school homework help for students 5 and older at 56 library locations from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. In 2013, Teacher in the Library will be expanded to all neighborhood branches. Through partnerships with local universities, the Library will bring undergraduate education students into an additional 21 library locations to assist children with their homework during after-school hours.

Teachers assist students with reading, math, writing and study skills. Teachers in the Library help Chicago youth develop the tools they need to be successful in school and in life.

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