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Santa Barbara Public Library Seeks Volunteers for Homework Help

The Santa Barbara Central Library seeks volunteers for Youth Services’ Homework Help Program to work with children in Kindergarten through 6th grade. This is an opportunity to make a tangible difference in the school success of local students. Adults and teens interested in volunteering will need to attend a training on Wednesday, August 29, from 5:15-6:30 p.m., or Saturday, September 8, from 1-2:15 p.m. in the Tech Lab of the Santa Barbara Central Library, located at 40 E. Anapamu

Volunteers are asked to work a minimum of two hours a week assisting children with reading and/or homework. Teen volunteers earn community service hours for their time, must be at least 14 years old, and maintain at least a B grade-point average. Volunteers 18 and older need to complete a background check/livescan. Those interested in volunteering can register online for the Wednesday or Saturday training, or contact Molly Wetta, Senior Librarian for Youth Services at or (805) 564-5642.

Homework Help at Santa Barbara Public Library has been supporting the academic achievement of hundreds of local students for the past several years. 30-45 students receive help on an average day, and 90% of parents report an improvement in their child’s grades after using the program.

Homework Help is available at Central Library beginning September 5th, 2018 on Mondays from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm and Wednesdays from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Students can sign up for 20-minute sessions for assistance with math or other homework, or practice reading aloud with a volunteer.

Information about Santa Barbara Public Library System locations, hours, events, and programs is available at All Library programs are free and open to the public.

Contact: Molly Wetta, Senior Librarian for Youth Services

Phone: (805) 564-5642



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