Howland Public Library Offers Homework Help

The Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, offers an after-school drop-in Homework Center for students in grades one through eight. The center that operates 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 runs around the Beacon City School District calendar, and is closed when schools are closed.

There is an open-door policy. Anyone can drop in after signing in. Seniors from the Beacon High School Honor Society (supervised by the Youth Services Librarian) are on hand to assist younger students. Services include: homework help and guidance in Common Core math and other subjects, help with writing assignments and school projects, and computer resources, including Internet and database services.

The Homework Center’s purpose is to assist children with their school work only; it is not one-to-one tutoring. No pre-registration is necessary for this free service. Contact Ginny Figlia, Head of Youth Services: 845-831-1134, ext.103 or

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