The summer vacation is over and it is time to start thinking about school. Going back to school can be stressful, but Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL) can help ease the transition with free quality programs and services. The library is your destination for homework success.
Got homework and need help?
“Our experienced and knowledgeable staff can help students quickly find the resources they need to be successful this school year,” says Rita Penco, director of client services at FVRL. “Staff can assist in finding the answers to tough homework questions, sourcing trusted print and digital information, researching essays and writing bibliographies.”
Like to do your homework in your pyjamas? Your FVRL card gives you free 24/7 access to 34 teacher-approved online databases for all grade levels – get a list of suggested databases at www.fvrl.ca/learn/find_it.htm. Download audio and eBooks, including literacy classics, 24/7 to your computer or portable device from Ebsco eAudiobooks, B.C.’s Library to Go, Scholastic BookFlix and TumbleBook and TumbleReadable Library.
Need tutoring help? Students in grades six through 12 can access “live” online tutoring in the subjects of math, science and social studies through the FVRL website. The free service, provided by Tutor World B.C., utilizes both a text and voice chat system. Homework tutors are available online Sunday through Thursday from 6-9 p.m.
FVRL offers more than just study and tutoring space. Check e-mail, surf the Internet or type up a research paper, FVRL offers free Internet and word processing station access. Those with laptops can connect to free Wi-Fi at most locations. Photocopy and print services are available for a nominal fee.
Don’t forget to check out FVRL’s 1.3 million item collection of print titles, DVDs, CDs and more. You can borrow up to 60 items on your account at any time and there are no fines on children’s and young adult materials when borrowed on a children’s card. FVRL offers free educational and literacy programs for all ages and stages – programs vary by location — see the website or Fall program guide for listings.
Remember, library membership is free. If you don’t already have an FVRL card, now is the time to stop by with your identification and sign up. For more information on these or other resources, please visit www.fvrl.ca or your nearest FVRL library.