Archive for January, 2018

Homework Help!

We know some students who could use a little boost with homework (and, face it parents, some of us need a refresher ourselves when helping the kids). Well, we’ve got a great recommendation: offers online help through quizzes, resources, and even live one-on-one tutoring from 3-10 PM everyday. Subjects like math, science, and reading are covered for all ages, including college test prep. There is even a career component for job seekers. Another great feature is the essay and resume drop-off; upload your paper and get real feedback in about 12 hours.

Best of all, this is completely free with your Library card! Go to and set up an account today!

Great Online Resource: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Did you create a New Year’s resolution to take better care of your finances? How’s that working out for you so far? (In other words, are you stuck?)

If you’re needing a little bit of help – getting started, figuring out what areas you need to concentrate on, or just becoming more financially savvy – check out the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

The site offers free help and information about setting budgets, planning retirement, purchasing a car or home, and even registering complaints about a company’s services or products. With glossaries and tools created especially for the average consumer, it’s a great place to get started on that resolution (which might help you conquer a few resolutions down the road!).

Reader’s Dozen 2018

Our Reader’s Dozen Challenge went over really well in 2017, so we’re updating it and giving you all new challenges for 2018. Happy Reading!