Tuesday, September 28, 2004

 www.wauclib.org                 Issue No. 3

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In this issue
Governor's Home Town Award!
Live Homework Help
Helpful Links
Wauconda Public School Web Pages
Annual Friends
BOOK SALE
October 8 - 10
From our website
Library Home Page
Library Catalog
New Books, Movies, and CD's
Movie Theatre 
@ Your Library
New Fall Schedule!
Library Events
Community Calendar
Library Newsletter
Staff Picks
Just for KIDS
TeenSpace
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Wauconda Receives Governor's Home Town Award!


Library facilitates web-based Community Calendar with help of the United Partnership for a Better Community

Wauconda is the proud recipient of the 2004 Governor’s Home Town Award.   The award formally recognizes the community improvement efforts of the United Partnership for a Better Community.  The Partnership was recognized not only because of its achievements, but also for its ability to bring a diverse group of people together on a continuous basis to work towards the common goal of improving life quality in the Wauconda area.

The web-based Community Calendar serves as a free resource for everyone in the community who has access to the Internet.  Free Internet access is available at the Wauconda Area Library.

The Partnership has greatly facilitated the success of the library's web-based Community Calendar by improving the lines of communication throughout the community.    The library, in turn, helps promote the meetings and events of all participants by coordinating the Community Calendar.  

The online calendar is made possible by the library’s participation in NorthStarNet, an Internet-based community information network comprised of more than 120 communities in the suburban area, serving a total population of over 2 million.  NorthStarNet is sponsored by the North Suburban Library System.

Interested in becoming a Community Calendar participant?  Please email or call Tom Kern at 847-526-6225, ext. 209.
  Live Homework Help 
at the Library or at Home!


Now students can get free homework help from expert tutors via the Internet at the Wauconda Area Library


Children and teens in the Wauconda Area Public Library District never have to be stumped by a tough homework assignment again!  Students from 4th through 12th grade and college introduction level can simply visit the Wauconda Area Library to get immediate, free help from qualified tutors. The library now offers Live Homework Help, an online tutoring service from Tutor.com, that connects students to expert tutors in math, science, social studies and English via the Internet. 
 

Log on and Learn!

This free service allows children and teens to get homework help from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week, from a live tutor via the Internet.  Live Homework Help is simple to use. Students log on to any Internet computer workstation and enter their grade level and the subject they need help in.  Users are immediately connected to a tutor in an Online Classroom for up to 20 minutes of help.  Children and teens can also access the service when the library is closed -- they simply log on to www.wauclib.org and connect to a tutor.

The tutors are teachers, college professors, professional tutors and graduate school students from across the country, specializing in math, language arts, social studies, or science. They love to teach and share their knowledge online.  All tutors undergo a background check and extensive training before they are certified by Tutor.com, the nation's largest online tutoring service and provider of Live Homework Help.
Helpful Links - Wauconda School District 118 - School Websites
Wauconda's public school web pages are loaded with useful information!

School District 118's website now provides loads of information which can be of great use to students and their parents, including contact information, calendars, athletic schedules, policies, meetings and events, and much more!

Wauconda Community Unit School District 118

Here are just a few examples of some of their most useful web pages:

 Annual Friends Book Sale!  October 8-10!
Special Preview Sale for Friends Only, October 7!

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