Homework & Tutoring

Gaea Shaw Learning Lab 

The Learning Lab hosts a wide array of Library enrichment programs for youth and adults. Depending on the time of day, the space might act as an extension of our Studio 775 Mini-Makerspace, be a space for GED and ESL classes from community partners like the Learning Source, and then in the afternoons and weekends becomes a safe place for teens to socialize and game. Because hey, today’s gamer could be tomorrow’s inventor. The Learning Lab is a versatile space focusing on ways to support and enrich the lives of all ages in the Lafayette community. 

Have an enrichment program idea? We want to hear! Submit a program proposal using our online form


News - Fall/Winter 2021

  1. Interested in tutoring or providing homework help?

    We are looking for volunteers (ages 18+) interested in being tutors for the Lafayette Public Library. Opportunities may be in person, virtual, or at offsite outreach locations. Tutors will help local students with math, science, and language arts. Apply now and we will set up an informal interview.

    Need homework help?

    We are currently working with community partners to find volunteers to provide homework help and support in Lafayette. Please make sure to check out our online Research page, which can be accessed 24/7. There you can find online Homework Help resources.

Who was Gaea Shaw?

  1. Gaea Shaw was one of many incredible staff members here at the Lafayette Public Library that have helped lead the way in providing enrichment support for Lafayette students. Lafayette Public Library has been offering enrichment services, such as tutoring and homework help, since its founding in 1924. It was in the Spring of 2000 that the Library first started an official homework support program with the help of AmeriCorps volunteers and staff. Later that same year, Gaea Shaw was hired to help facilitate the program, and she did so for 13 fantastic years. 

    Since then we have seen the program take on many names, such as Tutoring Center, Homework Center, and now Learning Lab.  The spirit of the original enrichment program facilitated by Gaea Shaw still lives on today and it was her guidance and commitment to the first homework support program that continues to impact the lives of many children, adults, and families here in Lafayette.