New Learning Centers
Thanks to a grant from The Cleveland Foundation, the Library is in the process of creating six new Learning Centers throughout its branches. The Learning Centers will expand the role of the Library in providing after-school tutoring and will also help to ensure that area students have the knowledge to properly use the latest technologies available to them. As an example, in 2011, students at the Washington Park Environmental Studies Academy (part of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District) received Nook tablets instead of traditional textbooks. As part of the $162,000 grant, Library staff members from the Fleet Branch were trained to teach these students how to realize the full value of the Nooks and to download the Library’s many eBooks.