I run a Homework help scheme for children in Key Stage 2 that operates in 9 libraries in Westminster. We use volunteers to help us run this scheme.
It has been very successfull in helping children whose parents may not have English as a first language or who don’t have the space and facilities at home.
I know we have made a big difference to many children’s education and understanding. Last year there were over three and a half thousand visits to these clubs.
I hope that this service is not put in jeopardy by short sighted attempts to save money. This is a good example of how libraries are a vital element in the provision of education and opportunities for all levels of society.