To celebrate the one year anniversary of the Teens and Tweens Homework Center at the main Framingham Library, 15-20 students participated in an after-hours literary scavenger hunt.
Homework Center Coodinator Judy Gatlin organized the event. Gatlin and the tutors created the 50-question literary scavenger hunt worksheet.
Young Adult Librarian Marcy Maiorana, who wrote the grant to create the homework center, Gatlin, and Assistant Library Director Jane Peck were
chaperones for the after-hours scavenger hunt.
Te Framingham Library received a $15,000 federal grant in 2012, to establish a homework center for the town's tweens and teens school students.
The Center, located on the main level of the main library, has dedicated computers with a color printer/scanner and homework-related supplies. A team of volunteer tutors assist students with their homework four days a week after school.
In 2012, a teen advisory council was created, comprised of middle and high school students, to advise Gatlin and Maiorana on program ideas and special events.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services awarded the grant to Framingham for two years.
The Homework Center is open after school at the main Framingham Library on Mondays through Thursdays from 3 to 5:30 p.m. There is free tutoring services, with no appointment necessary.