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Get Outside

Explore new ways to Get Outside this summer with events, curated books and media, and many library offerings. provides online, on-demand academic tutoring, homework help, and test preparation to kindergarten through 12th grade students, plus early college students, adult learners, and support for job seekers. Live tutors are available 3pm - 10pm, 7 days a week.

Available with library card

National History Day

Get started on your National History Day project here. These research guides, created by DPL librarians, show you how to find books, articles and primary sources on your NHD topic.

College admission essay: Make them fall in love with you

It's college admissions season. High school seniors around the country are getting ready to submit school transcripts and standardized test scores to their schools of choice and ask for letters of recommendation from trusted adults. They are summing up their extracurricular activities in resumes, and perhaps making a last push to improve their class rank. There is still one important, and sometimes intimidating, piece to the admissions puzzle: the college admissions essay.