LEAP Afterschool Program

LEAP is a free, drop-in program for school-age youth at Free Library locations throughout the city.

For over 30 years, LEAP has proudly offered activities promoting Maker ingenuity, mindfulness, STEAM concepts, and so much more! LEAP promotes a love of reading, offers homework assistance, and is dedicated to creating engaging content and activities for school-aged youth, their families and caregivers.

LEAP. Celebrating over 25 years!

2021 – 2022 School Year Schedule

LEAP is excited to be back in neighborhood libraries! Our Afterschool Leaders and Teen Leadership Assistants are working in-person with students in grades K–12 in libraries throughout the city. LEAP will continue sharing teen-led activities and DIY videos, homework help, and more on our social media!

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The Free Library offers Online Learning databases to help students with homework assignments. Homework Help Online, powered by Tutor.com, offers everything from live tutoring—in English and Spanish—to specialized test prep.

LEAP will always work to cultivate an inclusive and accessible safe space for youth to participate in hands-on, literacy-filled activities and learning games.

For more information, email leap@freelibrary.org.

LEAP staff and students playing a board game with a graphic map of the United States on the board

Homework help and enriching games

A scene created from LEGOs with three minifigs, a mailbox, flowers, white picket fence, and a pink house constructed from blocks

STEAM activities

Two school-age figures, each holding cardboard-crafted box. One box is shaped like a robot and the other a racetrack

Maker projects and more!