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Homework Helpers available at Palmerton Area Library

  • LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Anderson Garcia-Escobar and Jaiden Leidy are both Kindergartners receiving homework help from Palmerton Area Library's Homework Helper, Gayle Behr of Schnecksville. The program is free and offers homework help for students…
    LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Anderson Garcia-Escobar and Jaiden Leidy are both Kindergartners receiving homework help from Palmerton Area Library's Homework Helper, Gayle Behr of Schnecksville. The program is free and offers homework help for students from K-12.
Published October 23. 2013 05:00PM

Does your child need help with his history assignment? Does your daughter's math assignment look like Greek to you? Could your child benefit from someone to help him or her with homework? Extra help with reading assignments?

The Palmerton Area Library's Homework Helpers would like to help your children with their homework, free of charge.

Students in kindergarten through sixth grade can come to the library every Monday and Wednesday from 3:15-4:15 p.m. and receive free help with their homework in any subject. On Tuesdays, students in seventh and eighth-grade and secondary school may come from 2:45-3:45 p.m.

"We're trying to make the library some place to come to do their homework, work on a project and a place they can come to for advice," said Mariann Kmetz, the library's assistant director. "We have a core group of volunteer Homework Helpers. Some are 11th and 12th grade students, adults and retired teachers."

Such as Gayle Behr of Schnecksville, a retired Kindergarten and first grade teacher.

"I still wanted to stay connected with kids and I feel education is important. They are little sponges and I want them to learn," she says.

Sometimes children need a little bit of extra support and parents are so busy today. They can receive personal one-on-one help with very little pressure.

If you would like to become a Homework Helper or you are a student who would like a little extra help with homework, call Kmetz at 610-826-3424 or email plapalm@ptd.net or stop in at 402 Delaware Ave. to fill out a form.

"We're trying to encourage kids to do well in school and to read. We want to be a source for parents to send their kids for this encouragement," says Kmetz.

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