When the going gets tough, the tough get a librarian.
Jenna Boller in Best Foot Forward.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Library's Facebook

The Coffeyville Library now has a Facebook Fan page. Facebook is a social network that connects people with friends, family and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends and family through pictures and quick postings. Facebook is becoming the fastest growing networking site in the country. Currently the average Facebook user is female and 35 to 40 years of age, with the over 55 age group a close second. This allows grandparents to stay current with their grandchildren and children. So if you haven’t already, now is the time to join facebook and become a FAN of the Coffeyville Library.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Homework Kansas

The new school year will be starting soon and homework will become a part of life for many students. Have you ever wanted to get some help with your or your favorite student's homework? If so Homework Kansas is for you!

This online service will connect students with live tutors to help them understand their homework assignments. The tutors will help with the questions but will not give the answers.

Subjects for assistance include math, science, English and social studies. Assistance in Spanish is offered in the subject areas of math, science and social studies. An interactive screen is available for students to see how math problems work. You can upload a file so that you and the tutor can work on it together.

Help is offered through a K-12 Center, College Prep Center, and Adult Career Center.

People at any of the centers can work with a live tutor or use the Skills Center: Resource Library that has thousands of worksheets, tutorials and study guides.

New to the service is college entrance practice tests like ACT and SAT, graduate school exams like GRE and LSAT, Advanced Placement, ASVAB and TOEFL, and GED prep tests. HomeworkKansas will also offer assistance with sample resumes and cover letters, financial literacy and assistance with proofreading of papers.

You can get to Homework Kansas by going to our library website http://www.cvillepublib.org/ then clicking on the Young Adult link, then clicking on the words "Homework Kansas"