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Camden Co. Library Offers Online Homework Help Resources for Kids

NEWS RELEASE September 12, 2013

Contact: Mark Amorosi, Public Information Officer, 856-772-1636 ext. 7323

mamorosi@camdencountylibrary.org      http://www.camdencountylibrary.org

Kid’s Zone on library website designed for younger students

Camden County Library System offers homework help resources for children and parents through Kids Zone. (Microsoft Clip Art Photo)

VOORHEES, NJ – Sept. 12, 2013 -- With the start of another school year, it’s useful to know how much reliable information  younger students and parents can find to do homework from a home Internet connection through services offered by the Camden County Library System.

New this year, the library is providing library card holders free access on its website to the services of Tutor.com. Students and adult learners can get one-on-one online tutoring to help with their homework questions at http://www.camdencountylibrary.org/tutor.
 

Also Kid’s Zone is a special section on the library’s website that includes homework help in a variety of forms. Go to the library’s home page at http://www.camdencountylibrary.org/ and click on Using the Library at the top where visitors will find the Kids Zone menu that includes a link to the Homework Help page.

The Homework Page has a variety of websites that are great sources of information for students and parents. The page also offers a link to Ask a Librarian service by email, telephone or onsite at one of the library’s eight branches: Bellmawr, Gloucester Twp., Ferry Ave. (Camden), Haddon Twp., Merchantville, Rutgers (Camden-Downtown), South County (Winslow Twp.) or Voorhees.

Searchasaurus is one of the resources available on the homework help page that enables students and their parents to search thousands of articles. It has an online general encyclopedia and an animal encyclopedia that offers a lot of information about animals from around the world. 

According to EBSCOhost, the online publisher of Searchasaurus, it’s an animated interface with a dinosaur theme that encourages young researchers to develop their basic search skills. Children enjoy using the resource because of its colorful, animated searching features.

The Homework Help page also offers Primary Search, a database geared to finding age-appropriate magazine articles for children. Scroll down the homework help page to find other information sources on a variety of subjects that can be useful in completing homework.

Some of the sources on Kids Zone like Searchasaurus require a barcode number found on the back any valid library card, but many of the online sources do not require a card and are accessible from any Internet connection at http://www.camdencountylibrary.org/homework-help

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Established in 1921, Camden County Library System seeks to meet the recreational, informational and educational needs of its customers with locations in Bellmawr, Camden, Gloucester Township, Haddon Township, Merchantville, Winslow Township and Voorhees.   The Library is governed and supported by the Camden County Board of Freeholders and the Camden County Library Commission.

 

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