Homework and Learning - Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library District

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Hampshire, IL 60140
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Mon-Thurs:9:30am - 8:00pm
Friday:9:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday:9:30am - 3:00pm
Sunday:12:00pm - 4:00pm


Homework and Learning


The library now offers free, live, one-on-one tutoring for all ages through Tutor.com from noon-midnight everyday. When you log on with your library card, you’ll be connected to a live person who will help you through your toughest homework questions. You can even upload an essay and get detailed feedback within 24 hours.


Click here to login to Tutor.com. Enter the full 14-digit number on the back of your library card to get started.


Click here to view a list of tutors in the area.

Please Note: This list is maintained by the Gail Borden Public Library. Neither libraries, its staff and/or management endorse or approve any individual or service included in this list of private tutors.


The library subscribes to a number of databases to aid in your research and learning. Most require you to enter the entire 14-digit barcode number found on the back of your library card. If a PIN number is required, it’s the last 4-digits of your library barcode number.

EBSCO Explora: Search Explora for reliable information on a variety of topics: art, music, literature, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, health, and more! Log in with your entire 14 digit Ella Johnson Library barcode.

World Book: World Book Online allows students the chance to access coursework and other educational materials anytime, anywhere. With three different levels: kids, student, and advanced, World Book offers age appropriate information and facts. The timelines resource offers in depth history information on countries, people, and more! Log in with your 14-digit library card number.

Gale Virtual Reference: Gale Virtual Reference Library provides access to a world of reliable information for students, academics, and the general public. This includes titles in areas such as arts, biography, business, history, law, literature, medicine, geography, religion, science, technology, and more. Gale Virtual Reference is available in the library or from any remote location.

NoveList Plus K8: NoveList Plus K8 is a database of reading recommendations for kids. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more. It is a great way to find more books for reluctant readers!

Khan Academy: Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We’ve also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.

LearningExpress School Center: The resources in the School Center provide skill-building for classroom and homework success. The school center helps students in elementary, middle, and high school prepare for important tests, get extra help with assignments, and boost their skills in important subjects. You can register by using your email and creating a password.

Testing & Education Reference Center: The Testing & Education Reference Center is a start-to-finish resource with all the information and support materials needed to succeed in education. There are over 300 practice tests and courses, dozens of ebooks with valuable material, information on over 4,000 accredited schools, a scholarship search, and even a resume builder! You can select help by your school level. The password to log in is your 14-digit library card number.

TumbleBooks: Check out Tumblebooks, an online ebook library just for kids!

Research Websites Recommended by Ella Johnson Librarians