Library provides online tutoring portal

With the 2020-2021 school year looking and feeling different with new in-person classroom protocols and online learning, parents and guardians of students are putting their children’s educational needs at the top of a seemingly never-ending to-do list.

Library CEO Margaret Wallace.

However, sometimes both parents and students need help with an academic area they are trying to understand. A solution to this problem is Brainfuse.

Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library’s new online tutoring portal Brainfuse launches September 28

Brainfuse allows students and tutors to connect online via their learning platform for tutoring sessions. Free tutoring is available in all core academic subjects including math, science, social studies, writing, English and language arts for grades K-12.

“We would like to thank Tiny Seedlings for sponsoring the purchase of this database for the 2020 – 2021 academic year, inclusive to the end of 2021,” said library CEO Margaret Wallace,

With the fall weather upon us it is time to reach for your favourite hot drink, blanket, and reading material for some much-needed moments just for you. The libary’s new PressReader app is a digital newsstand with thousands of the world’s most popular newspapers and magazines for you to enjoy for free.

To access PressReader, simply go to the library’s website at www.wsplibrary.com, select PressReader from under the “Digital Library Tab” and follow the instructions. You will need your library card number and PIN to login.

October 18-24, 2020 marks Ontario Public Library week. To celebrate, the library will be offering a special virtual variety show with Brent and Sarah’s Comedy Magic Show, Dan the Music Man, and Tim Holland, Ventriloquist and Puppet Tamer.

Stay tuned for more information on how you can watch this from the comfort of your own home. More details will be available soon on the library’s website.

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