Let library help with homework

The summer vacation is nearly 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.

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, FVRL’s director of client services. “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.

Need tutoring help? Students in Grades 6-12 can access “live” online tutoring in math, science and social studies through the website. The free service, provided by Tutor World BC, utilizes both a text and voice chat system. Homework tutors are available online Sunday through Thursday from 6-9 p.m.

Those with laptops can connect to free Wi-Fi at most locations. Photocopy and print services are available for a nominal fee.

Call the Mission Library at 604-826-6610, or visit the location at 33247 Second Ave.