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Elizabeth Belzer says she loves bringing her children to Locke Branch Library’s Homework Help! Center because her son is more willing to do his homework with “Miss Liz” than he is at home.

Belzer’s son Dion, a first-grade student at Navarre Elementary School, works with Liz Hartman, a Locke Branch homework helper, whom young patrons affectionately refer to as “Miss Liz.”

The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library’s 2010-2011 Homework Help Center! provides free after-school homework assistance to students in first through sixth grades at Locke Branch, 703 Miami St.; Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave., and at 11 other library branch locations. No reservations are required.

“He’s more focused here at the library and I also like the fact that Miss Liz has school books on hand if needed,” said Belzer.


Imogen, Dion’s siser, also a first-grader, said she enjoys completing her homework and learning educational games and activities that Miss Liz often brings along to sessions for students to enjoy once they have completed their school work.


Homework helper Liz “Miss Liz” Hartman (left) with Navarre
Elementary student Dion Belzer and his mother Elizabeth,
and Dion’s sister Imogen, also a Navarre Elementary student.

“Miss Liz helps people if they have hard work,” said young Imogen.

Dion agrees. “Miss Liz is very nice and she grabs a book and helps us,” he said.

The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library started its Homework Help! Centers with a grant, and now the program is funded by the Library Legacy Foundation, a tax-deductible, 501(c)(3) organization that raises funds to purchase books and other materials, to support programs for children, families, and adults, and to establish an endowment fund for the future.

If you would like your child to obtain homework help from Miss Liz at Locke Branch, she is available Tuesdays through Thursdays weekly from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Locke’s Homework Help!Center.

All homework help programs throughout the library system are free and no reservations are required.

For more information on the Library’s Homework Help Center! visit or call 419-259-5207.




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