Thursday, 18 September 2014

Make Homework Heavenly With Poole Libraries New Homework Club

Poole Libraries are pleased to announce that a free homework club for children has started in all Poole libraries.

Run after school during term time, the clubs are open to all children but specifically those aged 8-14 years old. They offer a safe and friendly environment to work in with help on hand from library staff to access books and find information. There is free use of computers with internet access, as well as free photocopies and print-outs, and online resources linked directly from Borough of Poole website.

Storyteller John Kirk helped launch the homework clubs with a fun workshop at Hamworthy Library. Children from Twin Sails Junior School and Carter Community College took part in an interactive espionage-based story session which involved using library resources to progress the narrative. They all played detective and honed their research skills in an effort to root out ‘the mole’ and rescue BH17 from a crime-wave! Library staff used their vast experience as ‘information detectives’ to help them solve the necessary clues.

Cllr Xena Dion, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for a Prosperous and Sustainable Poole, Borough of Poole, said: "This is a great way for children to make new friends and get their homework finished in a friendly environment. I'd also like to encourage adults who can spare a few hours a week to volunteer and help make a positive impact on children's lives."

So if your child is struggling with spellings, hating history or just muddling along in maths, please encourage them pop in and see us. Sessions are free and there’s no need to book, just check with your local branch for days and times.

For more information about clubs in your local library, speak to a member of staff or visit

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