Homework Centers

Homework Centers are comfortable spaces at the library where students of all ages can drop in and work on their homework independently or with the help of volunteer tutors.

The centers are equipped with comfortable furniture, Wi-Fi, computers with internet access, printers, reference books, and school supplies for student use.

Hours and Locations

The Zone

Dayton's Bluff - The Zone

Summer Hours (June 6 - August 14):

  • Monday - Thursday: 12-2:30 p.m.

Coordinator: Peter Borgen (Peter.Borgen@ci.stpaul.mn.us)


Rice Street - STARS (Students Together Afterschool @ Rice Street)

Closed for the summer.

Coordinator: Ian Lempke (ianlempkesppl@gmail.com)


Riverview - SHAC (Student Homework and Activity Center)

Closed for the summer.

Coordinator: Joseph Goodall (Joseph.Goodall@ci.stpaul.mn.us


Rondo - SWAMP (School Work And Mentoring Place)

Summer hours (through July 31):

  • Monday - Thursday: 4-6 p.m.

Coordinator: Eric Whalen (Eric.Whalen@ci.stpaul.mn.us)


Sun Ray - Sun SPOT (Study Place Offering Tutoring)

Closed for the summer and Sun Ray Library renovations.

Coordinator: Leslie Spring (Leslie.Spring@ci.stpaul.mn.us)


Thank you to the following foundations for their support of the Homework Centers:

Xcel Energy

Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation

Volunteer at a Homework Center

The success of the Saint Paul Public Library's Homework Centers depends on the dedication and hard work of our interns and volunteers.

Do you want to make an impact on a student's life? Become a volunteer tutor at a Homework Center and make a real difference!

Be a tutor by helping, listening, and serving as a positive role model. Tutors must be patient, flexible, willing to have fun, and be able to communicate with the library's diverse customers.

For more information about becoming a Homework Center tutor call 651-266-7433 or download the Volunteer Tutoring brochure and application!