City Kicks Off Teacher in the Library Program

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Library (CPL) Commissioner Brian Bannon welcomed students and teachers into the Mabel Manning library branch to kick off a new year of Chicago Public Library’s popular Homework Help program, where Mayor Emanuel announced that the Homework Help program provided over 82,000 sessions to school children and teens during the 2013-14 academic year – a 38 percent increase in after-school educational engagement from the previous school year.

Through a partnership with Brainfuse, CPL’s website at provides one-on-one online tutoring seven days per week, between 2 p.m. and 11 p.m., for all students with a library card. This online homework service provides students tutoring, collaboration and study tools in Math, Science, Social Sciences, English, Language Arts and Computer Literacy. Students also have access to comprehensive writing assistance and productivity software assistance. .For more information, visit or call the Chicago Public Library at (312) 747-4050.

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