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Tutors, Homework Help, FAFSA Assistance & more from HelpNow



Are you a student working from home? Or even back in the classroom?

Get extra help with a tough assignment, project or subject you find challenging at HelpNow.

Assistance is offered in both English and Spanish for grades K-!2 and early college years.


Private tutors can be really expensive! At HelpNow you can connect with a live tutor from 2:00 until 11:55 pm, seven days at week for free!

You'll get one-on-one help in Math, English, Social Studies, Science, Writing & Spanish. Just select your grade level to see what subjects are available.

All tutors are experts in their subject areas - ask them as many questions as you want and get the help you need!

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DPPL’s Election 2020 FAQ

Reference librarians answer many questions about where and how to vote in suburban Cook county.

The State of Illinois and the Cook County Clerk's office have very comprehensive websites to get this information.

We have an Election 2020 page on our library website.

But still, it is confusing.

For people that don't use a computer, it can be not only confusing but frustrating. We are here to help. 

Here are the answers to questions that should be top of the list.

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A Guide to Covid-19 Related Financial Resources and Assistance

It’s hard to stay on top of the news and programs offered in this dynamic Covid-19 environment. We’ve compiled a list of practical resources to help navigate the web for assistance, particularly financial, during this ever-changing time. Updated July 24, 2020


City of Desplaines

Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce Economic Injury Disaster Loan Information

Important City Updates

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An Audiobook program for Teens and Adults

Sora app
If you love audiobooks, or if you are just getting started with them, the SYNC audiobook program is fun, and interesting.  

You may already know it as it has been a summer program for the past 11 years. It’s targeted toward teens but anyone over 13 years old can access.

Each week the SYNC program provides two thematically paired audiobooks for checkout.

Once the titles have been added to your shelf in Sora, you can listen to them again and again, for as long as you want – just make sure you don’t return them!

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What do you see from YOUR window?

Now that we are Safe at Home, I'm spending a lot of time looking out my "office" window.

For the last year or so, my western view has looked out onto construction on River Road.

There is light at the end of that tunnel, I can see they are ready to pave the other half of the road any day now.

Check the City's website for weekly updates

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