School Help Centers offered at local libraries

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As thousands of central Ohio children and teens return to school, Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) School Help Centers reopen at 21 of its 23 locations. Starting Aug. 23, K-12 students will once again have a free place to get help with their schoolwork from staff and volunteers.

Formerly known as Homework Help Centers, School Help Centers offer students access to welcoming spaces to study and learn, as well as computers, printers, digital research tools and CML’s catalog, including eBooks. For the safety of students and staff amid the ongoing pandemic, masks will be required while in the School Help Center. All CML staff continue to wear masks regardless of their vaccination status.

The School Help Center hours of operation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Hilltop and the Franklinton library branch.

In addition to providing in-person School Help, CML also launched a new School Help webpage earlier this year, offering free access to tools and resources, including HelpNow: connecting students one-on-one with virtual tutors Monday through Friday from 2 to 11 p.m. Also available is Virtual Reading Buddies, connecting K-3 students with CML staff members for one-on-one reading help.

Visit columbuslibrary.org/school-help to learn more.

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