The Palm Beach County Library System recently won a $1,000 grant for the library’s “Families Reading Together” entry in Tutor.com’s “Better Together” contest.
Tutor.com is the largest online tutoring service in the United States.
The popular library program encourages children from preschool through second grade to read and fosters an environment that celebrates storytelling. The grant will be used to purchase and distribute books to local childcare facilities.
Tutor.com’s “Better Together” contest launched May 1 and was open to libraries from across the country to celebrate partnerships that strengthened their communities. Librarians and patrons across the country cast more than 2,000 votes for 47 different entries. “Families Reading Together” received the most votes and earned the highest overall score from the panel of three judges, all library administrators.
“Libraries around the country provide essential educational services to their communities through programs such as ‘Families Reading Together,’” said Susan Del Rosario, director of libraries at Tutor.com. “We are proud to partner with libraries and support these programs that help build stronger communities. We are thrilled to know that more children in Palm Beach County will have access to high-quality books thanks to the ‘Better Together’ grant.”
Tutor.com works with thousands of libraries across the country to provide the highest-rated online tutoring, homework help and career services available. During the 2012-13 school year, Tutor.com’s community of 2,500 tutors completed 1.3 million, one-to-one learning sessions in an online classroom.
Students who use Tutor.com give it four and a half out of five stars and 97 percent of students would recommend it to a friend.
Tutor.com is available through the Palm Beach County Library System at www.pbclibrary.org.