Thursday, August 28, 2008
Live Homework Help, a free service to all library patrons, has expanded grade levels
Hartshorne – June 26, 2008 – Hartshorne Library is pleased to announce that as of August 1, 2008, families with young children, and adults seeking to support their studies or improve their math or grammar skills, will all have experts waiting to help on the Library’s website.
Expanding one-to-one online tutoring and homework help to more students is a natural next step for the library as we continue to find new ways to serve everyone in the community. Parents are teaching younger children to use the computer, to learn and explore their world, just as adults turn to technology to help them with everything from GED preparation to resume writing.
Addition of K-3 Enhances Library Support of Early Learners
Parents who bring their young children to the library’s Live Homework Help service expose them to rich learning resources, increase the child’s ability to succeed in computer literacy and provide practice for fine motor skills.
The Library Supports Adult Learners Online
Adults have always come to the library for assistance with research, earning their GED and other Adult Continuing Education support—as well as grammar help with their resume or work-related writing. Now you may connect to a live expert online, either on the library’s computers during library hours, or from the privacy of your home computer until 9:00 p.m.
How it Works
Anyone with a library card may log-on to www.hartshorne.lib.ok.us , go to the Live Homework Help link, select a grade level from K – 12, College Intro, or Adult Learner, and pick from one of 12 subjects, depending on your grade level. You will then enter an Online Classroom where a certified subject expert tutor will work with you in a chat window, on a drawing board, and through website and file sharing, to resolve your educational challenge.
The service is available from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily. The library’s live, online service is provided by Tutor.com, the largest online tutoring company with more than 2,000 certified, background checked tutors. Tutor.com recently won a Parent’s Choice Gold Award, their highest honor. Hartshorne Library has been serving the community’s students with this award-winning resource since May, 2008 and we are pleased to now add early learners and adult learners to those benefitting from this excellent service.
To learn more, stop by Hartshorne Library, call us at 918.297.2113, or visit www.hartshorne.lib.ok.us
We had visitors this month. Olga Tarasova, editor and chief of the magazine entitled “Russian American Business”, from Norman, Ok and her husband and co-worker came to see the SS Cyril and Methodius Russian Orthodox Church. They had called a few days before and asked for contact information. They came down and toured the church, and then visited the library. We were very happy to have them in our library and were able to give a lot of information on the church.