January 23rd, 2023
Ryan Miller, handing out snacks during Exam Cram week. You might want to remember this guy – he runs a section of the Library known as the Maker’s Space. Check out the link below for what he does. Cool!
It is that time of year. High school students are gearing up for exams. After a few unusual years of virtual and hybrid learning, many students are preparing for their first in-person exams. To support their studying, Burlington Public Library has brought back its popular Exam Cram program that was on hiatus during the pandemic.
“We expect this year might be extra challenging for students,” says Tammy Casjaghy, Manager of Programming & Partnerships at Burlington Public Library. “We want to make sure they know the library is a welcoming and safe space where they can prepare for exams.”
Students are always welcome to study at the library’s seven branches, but they have added few special features during the week of exams to make “cramming” bit more fun.
Study, Break, Repeat
Exam Cram runs at Burlington Public Library until Monday January 30th. Staff will be visiting students to hand out treats, and they will be offering brain break stations at each location where students can take a pause from studying and do a quiet activity.
Study space in a library – fondly remembered by every university student. Now all you have to do is graduate from high school – Exam Cram is in place to help
Individual and group study spaces are available at all branches, and they library has added extra seating in programming rooms and open spaces.
Destress With A Puppy Break
St. John Ambulance therapy dogs be visiting branches to help students minimize stress. No need to register or call ahead—just drop in. You can find details about these visits on the library’s website, bpl.on.ca.
Online Study Help
Students who prefer to study at home can still get help from the library. BPL offers a virtual tutoring service, called Brainfuse HelpNow. It can be accessed with your library card number and provides live, virtual tutoring, video tutorials, group study aids, essay review, and more. If you don’t have a library card, you can register for one for free at a local branch, or online.
And – they are handing out snacks as well
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The Maker’s Space