Did you know the now has a homework center?
It's open Monday through Thursday to students who are in kindergarten through eighth grade, and it provides kids with access to computers to work on papers, online tutoring and a space to focus on homeowrk after school gets out.
The center is a pilot project that is the result of a grant the city received from the California State Library. If it is successful, the library could continue the program beyond this school year.
Already, the center is fulfilling a need. Fifty-five students have signed up to use the homework center, located downstairs in the community room, and about 30 kids use it daily, said Barbara Bruxvoort, the library's children's services manager.
Many of the students who are using the center were already coming to the library after school, Bruxvoort said. But they just needed a more constructive way to use their time.
"Everyday after school, we would have 50 or more kids in the children's room, and we would get a lot of requests for tutoring help," she said. "So we see a lot of need for (the center)."
Students must have a registration form signed by a parent before attending. The forms are available in the children’s room and the homework center.
The homework center is open from 3-6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and from 1:30-6 p.m. on Thursdays. The center is closed during San Bruno Park School District holidays and library holidays.