Teens needing assistance with academic subjects can get the help they need with the YourTutor Program at the Moore Public Library. The library, 225 S. Howard Ave., in partnership with Hillsdale Freewill Baptist College, will provide free tutoring for students grades seven through 12 beginning Tuesday. Tutoring sessions begin at 6:30 p.m. and tutors will be available until 8 p.m. on a first come-first served basis.
The YourTutor sessions will be available during the public school season and will be held on Tuesday evenings, except for holidays and scheduled school vacations.
Each session lasts approximately 1 hour, with most school subjects available for individual tutoring assistance.
“YourTutor is designed to make it easy for teens to get the help they need, when they need it,” Librarian and Volunteer Coordinator for Moore Library Shannon Harris said.
No registration or sign up is required. Students check in at the information services desk in the library to be paired with a tutor for one-on-one assistance in the areas of study that they need the most.
The program is coordinated by Brian Biswell from Hillsdale Freewill Baptist College and Harris. The Moore Public Library is part of the Pioneer Library System.
Friends Book Sale
It’s time once again for the annual Friends of the Moore Public Library book sale at the Moore Public Library, 225 S. Howard Ave. The doors will be open to the public 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 24 and 25.
A Member’s Preview Sale will take place 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 23, giving Friends’ members the first opportunity to buy coveted items. Friends’ memberships will be available on the preview night for $5 per individual, $10 per family and $1 for students.
The popular books-by-the-sack bag-sale will take place 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 26 with remaining items sold at $5 per bag. The Friends will provide bags for purchasers.
Sale items will include fiction and non-fiction books, DVD’s, book series and sets, resource materials, movies, and music.
“There is a large quantity of items in every category and the over-all condition of items is excellent, president of the Friends of the Moore Public Library Betty Slaton, said.
“The proceeds from the sale provides the Friends organization much needed funds to assist Moore Public Library throughout the year,” she said.
The Friends organization value book and item donations during the entire year. Bring any donations directly to the library. The library is the only place for donations that benefit the library.
“We really want the public to be aware that the book donation boxes and kiosks seen around the city of Moore do not in any way benefit the library or come to the Friends organization,” Slaton said. “We greatly appreciate all our loyal customers and members of the Moore community bringing their donated items directly to the library, where we gladly receive them.
This year’s sale features selected items through the silent auction method, where customers can make silent bids with the sale of the item going to the highest bidder. The auction winners will be announced at 2 p.m. Sept. 25.
October computer classes
Computer expertise is as fundamental as reading, writing, and arithmetic. Free instruction in beginning computer use, computer software products and searching the Internet are available at the library.
Registration is required for each class and begins 9 a.m. Sept. 27.
· Computer Basics, 10 a.m. Oct. 5.
· Internet Basics Part I 10 a.m. Oct. 8.
· Internet Basics Part II, 10 a.m. Oct. 12.
· Microsoft Excel 2007 Basics, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14.
· E-mail Basics, 10 a.m. Oct. 19.
· Advanced E-mail, 10 a.m. Oct. 22.
· Microsoft Word 2007 Basics, 10 a.m. Oct. 26.
· Intermediate Microsoft Word 2007, 10 a.m. Oct. 29.
All classes run approximately one hour and a half in length. For more information about the programs and services offered at the Moore Public Library, YourTutor Program or the Friends organization, call 793-5100. Moore Public Library is part of the Pioneer Library System.
Registration for computer classes can be done at the library, by calling 793-4349, or self-register online at www.justsoyouknow.us.