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Drop in adult tutoring at Washington Park

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Bookstand_with_book.jpgFor those who need help brushing up on their skills for an upcoming exam, drop in tutoring is now available three times a week at Washington Park library. Tutors are available on a first come first served basis at the following times: Mondays 2-4pm, Tuesdays 2-6pm, and Wednesdays 5-7pm. Those wanting more long term and intensive tutoring should consider contacting the library's literacy hotline to begin the process of signing up for one on one tutoring with a trained volunteer. The number for the literacy hotline is (414)286-3117.


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Lend a Hand @ Your Library

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The Milwaukee Public Library is always looking for volunteers to help support our programs and services. Whether you are a teen, a retiree, or somewhere in between, the library has a volunteer opportunity for you.

Lend a Hand

Library volunteers can help organize special collections, be tutors, homework helpers, early literacy promoters, English conversation coaches, and more. Opportunities especially for teens include becoming a member of the library's Teen Advisory Board or a Summer Book Buddy to a younger child.

Volunteers can donate a few hours of a week or help out with a one time special event. No matter how much time you can give to the library, it is a wonderful way to serve your community.

For more information about volunteer opportunities at MPL or to fill out a volunteer application, take a look at our volunteer Web page.


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Homework Helpers Needed

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Adult volunteers are needed at libraries to mentor and work with students in grades 1-6 through May of 2009. Volunteers provide free help with reading, math, writing, spelling, and science. Hours are generally weeknights 4 to 8 p.m. If you have two hours per week to help a student, please contact one of these libraries for details and a volunteer application:

Atkinson Library
1960 W. Atkinson Ave. 286-3068

Center Street Library
2727 W. Fond du Lac Avenue 286-3090

Betty Brinn Children’s Room, Central Library
814 W. Wisconsin Ave. 286-3091

Forest Home Library
1432 W. Forest Home Library 286-3083

King Library
310 W. Locust 286-3098

Homework Help

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Homework Help is offered at the Central library and four neighborhood libraries for children in elementary school. Volunteers listen, guide and advise children with their homework needs. Hours are generally weeknights from 4 to 7 p.m. Please call the library for specific days and times. Adult volunteer mentors are needed October through May. If you have two hours per week to help, call one of these libraries and ask for details:

Atkinson 286-3068
Center Street 286-3090
Central 286-3091
Forest Home 286-3083
Martin Luther King 286-3098

Tutoring for adults

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Do you have a work or school related test coming up, and you're not sure how to prepare for it? Are you having problems understanding an assignment or completing your homework?

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Washington Park Library is pleased to offer an on-site adult tutor on Tuesdays, from 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. No appointment is necessary, just a desire to learn. Feel free to drop in at those times for help.

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