Homework Help for Kids

Kids in York Region have FREE access to many online research tools from home, 24/7. All you need is your RHPL library card number and your PIN.

Virtual Children's Reference Desk

With a quick Zoom call to your local children’s librarian, you can get book recommendations for your little one or get support with research related to your next report or assignment. You can also get help connecting with one of our many digital services! Connect with us online today. 

Hours of operation:
Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays / 1-5 p.m.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays / 1-6:30 p.m.

Connect Using Zoom Here

The Library is committed to your safety in both physical and digital spaces. For this reason, we require all customers participating in the Virtual Children’s Reference Desk to keep their videos on the entire time. Please note that only you and the Children’s librarian will be visible to one another. All interactions will be recorded for security assurance. View Zoom’s Privacy Policy


School Project Guides

Book lists, reference materials, online databases, and resources that can be used for elementary and middle school projects in social sciences, science, history, and geography.

Online Homework Help

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Homework help has never been easier. Brainfuse offers live-tutoring to students (K-12) between 2 and 11 p.m. in math, science, reading, social studies, history, geography and language arts. Other services include writing labs, diagnostic testing and individualized flash card creation for studying.

Ministry of Education Free Tutoring

Are you a student in Grade 7 to 10? The Ministry of Education provides access to free online math tutoring.

Online Resources for School Projects

Britannica Library for Children

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Conduct research, complete school assignments, work on special projects, or explore your unique interests.

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Canadian Points of View Reference Centre

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Canadian Points of View Reference Centre covers over 200 topics, each with an overview (objective background / description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument). It is designed to meet the requirements of the Ontario School Curriculums for Grades K to 12. Each topic features a Guide to Critical Analysis which helps the reader evaluate the controversy and enhances students’ ability to read critically, develop their own perspective on the issues and write or debate an effective argument on the topic.

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Explora Primary Search K-5

Explora Prmary Search K-5

Contains biographies, historical essays, primary source documents, reference books, images, photos, maps and flags. For elementary school students.

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Explora Canada Student Search 6-12

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Explora makes it easy for students in Grades 6 to 12 to browse by topic or to search by keyword to find content from videos, magazines, encyclopedias and more. Results can be easily sorted by source type - magazines, reference books, news, photos, biographies, and primary source documents.

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Includes more than 100 full-text, age-appropriate magazines, and more than 2,500 searchable, indexed images.

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Little Pim

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An interactive online language learning program for children. Includes live action and animated videos to assist children in learning words and phrases from the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.

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Middle Search Plus

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Contains thousands of biographies and historical essays, primary source documents, reference books, and an image collection of photos, maps, and flags.

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Scholastic BookFlix

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Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.

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Scholastic ScienceFlix

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ScienceFlix is transforming the way students access science topics, acquire scientific knowledge, and build a lasting interest in science, technology, and engineering.

Curriculum-driven leveled content is integrated with interactive features and intuitive navigation in this highly engaging mobile-ready science resource. With its emphasis on the latest STEM thinking and the Next Generation Science Standards, ScienceFlix provides students with a better understanding of science concepts and ideas through hands-on projects, videos, multiple text types, and so much more.

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Scholastic TrueFlix

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Offering dozens of units to supplement social studies and science core curricula learning. TrueFlix is a highly-engaging multimedia resource that can be used in the library, the classroom, on mobile devices, or at home.

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