Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 17, Howland Public Library, located at 313 Main St., Beacon, will offer an after-school Drop-in Homework Center for students in grades one through eight. The center, which will operate Mondays through Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m., is a safe and supervised place for children to receive homework assistance. Homeschoolers are welcome, too. The center will run around the Beacon City School District calendar.

We have an open door policy. Anyone can drop in after signing in with the homework center coordinator. A homework assistance staff is backed up by the Youth Services Librarian. Services include: homework help and guidance, help with writing assignments and school projects, computer resources, including Internet and database services, and grade one through eight curriculum support.

Please be aware that this is not an alternative to after-school day care or babysitting services. The Homework Center’s purpose is to assist children with their school work only. Students are expected to be respectful and considerate of those working around them. When students are finished, they must be picked up.

No pre-registration is necessary for this free service. For more information please contact Ginny Figlia, Head of Youth Services: 845-831-1134, x.103, or [email protected].

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