Chicago Public Library Home Work Help Model

Top Libraries In US

Majority of public libraries in the US have either an online or offline version of homework assistance. For example, in rural locations libraries give students access to high-speed internet that they are unable to find at home which helps in completing their assigned homework. Some libraries have an after-school program that designates a particular tutor or assistant (who has volunteered) to students. These instructors give personalized help to children in school assignments. One such model, which has seen incredible success, is utilized by the Public Library of Chicago.

The program called Teacher in the Library has an undergraduate student from the University of Illinois located at Chicago acting as an instructor for school students. The undergraduate student gains teaching experience through the program and gets college credits that are considered in their teaching certification. The school going students get help and guidance in completing their homework. The program began with funding from the Chicago Public Library Foundation. Today, the famous model has been incorporated in more than 55 branches of the library.

Other universities in other cities of the country would benefit a lot by emulating the Teacher in the Library program and so would primary education students.

The Prizes Of Summer Reading Programs

The Prizes Of Summer Reading Programs

Summer reading programs are fun ways of exploring books, but they are also excellent methods for getting your hands on some prizes. For signing up, for reading, for listening to audio books, to reading to others or listening to others read to you, one can earn points for all these things and get incentives or prizes. The program is open for all ages, and one can sign up online or by visiting a library.

The two-month long program offers prizes when someone signs-up, reaches the mid-point mark and completes the program. In most cases, the points are earned as followed:

  • Teenagers and adults have to read eight books to complete the program.
  • Preschool children, i.e., below the age of 5 finish the program after they have read or listened for 12 hours.
  • School going children, i.e., ages 5 to 10 need to finish 18 hours of reading or hearing to book to complete the program.
  • Children from the ages of 10 to 13 have to fulfill 24 hours of reading books or listening to books to finish the summer program.

The grouping is flexible, and a parent can pick which category to enroll their child based on the reading capacity.