Ipswich City Council Tourism and Libraries Committee Chairperson Councillor David Pahlke said Homework Zone would be launched on March 2 to provide a place for students to get their homework underway.
Cr Pahlke said Homework Zone would operate for students in years four to 12 in the Library Community Training Room (near the reference desk) on level one of the Ipswich Library.
“Homework Zone will operate from 3.30pm to 4.30pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during school terms.
“This zone will offer a good space for doing homework by providing a quiet place to allow students to focus on their assignments.
“Access to computers, word processing and printing for homework projects will also be available and librarians will be available to help the students find information and books.
“Students will also have free access to online tutors with the Your Tutor service as well as other online links which can be accessed at the library website.”
Cr Pahlke said extra training would be available for free at one hour Webtools sessions at the Homework Zone.
“Participants will be able to learn about the latest online tools for students to use for school projects, including social book-marking and automatic referencing.
Upcoming sessions include:
· Webtools for parents from 9.30am to 10.30am on March 18 and;.
· Webtools for students from 3.30pm to 4.30pm on May 20.
Cr Pahlke said no bookings are required for Homework Zone though spaces were limited, so students are advised to arrive at 3.30 pm sharp.
“Bookings for Webtools training sessions are essential and can be made on 3810 6772.”
Cr Pahlke said Homework Zone participants needed to become a member of the Ipswich Library and Information Service before taking part.
“Membership to the city’s libraries is free and joining is easy so just inquire at any of our branches.”
Cr Pahlke said participants needed to remember to bring along their library membership card, assignment or project sheet, pen and paper, USB or disc to save your work and money for printing or photocopying.