Wicomico Public Libraries’ Homework Help Center Celebrates First Anniversary
The Homework Help Center, located inside the Downtown Library in Salisbury, is a place where students K-12th grade can come for a quiet work space and volunteers at the ready. On average, 100 students use the Homework Help Center a month, according to the library.
The students also have access to many resources they might need for projects, from laptops to color printers. With community contributions, the library will be purchasing five new iPads for use in the center in the coming school year.
The library says the Homework Help Center has been very well received by participants. One parent wrote a “thank you” letter to the library about it:
“Homework was frustrating at times with four kids. I received a flyer for the Homework Help Center and we started coming weekly. I realized that by providing a different environment for my kids they were motivated and actually looked forward to coming to the Homework Help Center. Their grades and reading levels improved. My five year old who was so difficult to get to sit down while I tried to read with him now requests ‘Can we read four books?’ I am looking forward to utilizing this program again next year.”
The library says it will continue the program in the 2016-2017 school year.
The Homework Help Center’s hours are as follows:
- Monday & Wednesday 3-5 p.m.
- Tuesday & Thursday 4-8 p.m.
- Sunday 1-5 p.m.
For more information about the Homework Help Center, call the library’s children’s department at (410) 749-3612, ext. 125.
Wicomico Public Libraries Downtown Location
122 S. Division Street
Salisbury, MD 21801
Article by intern Myleah Lofland