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[July 07, 2008]  Lincoln Public Library District is pleased to announce that as of Aug. 1, families with young children, and adults seeking to support their studies or improve their math or grammar skills, will have experts waiting to help through the library's online site at

HardwareExpanding one-to-one online tutoring and homework help to more students is a natural next step as the library continues to find new ways to serve everyone in the community.  Parents are teaching younger children to use the computer to learn and explore their world, just as adults turn to technology to help them with everything from GED preparation to resume writing. 

Addition of K-3 enhances library support of early learners

Parents who bring their young children to the library's Live Homework Help service expose them to rich learning resources, increase the child's ability to succeed in computer literacy and provide practice for fine motor skills.

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Library supports adult learners online

Adults have always come to the library for assistance with research, earning their GED and other adult continuing education support -- as well as grammar help with their resume or work-related writing. Now you may connect to a live expert online, either on the library's computers during library hours or from the privacy of your home computer from 4 until 10 p.m. every day.

How it works

Anyone with a library card may log on to, go to the "Live Homework Help" link, select a grade level from K to 12, college intro or adult learner, and pick from one of 12 subjects, depending on the grade level. You will then enter an online classroom where a certified subject-expert tutor will work with you in a chat window, on a drawing board and through the online site and file sharing to resolve your educational challenge.

The service is available from 4 to 10 p.m. daily in English and Spanish. The library's live, online service is provided by, the largest online tutoring company, with more than 2,000 certified, background-checked tutors. recently won a Parent's Choice Gold Award, their highest honor.

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Lincoln Public Library District has been serving the community's students with this award-winning resource since January and is pleased to now add early learners and adult learners to those benefiting from this excellent service.

To learn more, stop in at the library, call 217-732-5732 or visit

About creates innovative, on-demand homework help and tutoring services that connect students to a professional tutor online the moment they need help in math, science, social studies or English. Its network of over 2,000 professional tutors has delivered over 3 million one-to-one tutoring sessions. services include Live Homework Help, an after-school program offered at over 1,800 public libraries, and Ask A Librarian Express, a 24/7 virtual reference service featuring "Librarians By Request" and the library's electronic resources. also powers three statewide, governor-supported initiatives: Homework Kansas, Homework Alabama and Live Homework Help in Alaska.

Pharmacy was named to Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 Program for the New York Region in 2006, was honored as one of the 25 Best Small Companies for Women 2007 by Working Mother and, most recently, received a Gold Award from Parent's Choice, their highest recommendation.

For more information about's library programs, go to

[Text from file received from the Lincoln Public Library District]

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