I am writing this letter to the editor to express how impressed I have been with the “Homework Helpers” program at the Fort Frances Public Library, which has been sponsored by the Royal Bank.
My son has been enrolled in this program for about seven months and his reading ability has come up four levels. And even more rewarding is the fact he looks forward to coming to the library and is taking an active interest in reading.
My son looks forward to every Tuesday’s reading session with Kalon De Gagne, one of the two high school students who are helping the children at the library in the after-school “Homework Helpers” program.
Kalon and Carleigh Pawlikowski are to be congratulated on running this program so smoothly and keeping the children’s interest high, and just in general doing a wonderful job helping our children with their reading and math.
I sincerely hope this program will continue on next year, and in the years to come, as I believe the format of this program and the interaction with the high school students helps to show the younger children that reading is important always and can be fun, as well.
I would like to thank everybody involved in bringing this program to our local library, especially the people at the Royal Bank of Canada for sponsoring it.
I would like to say to all the library staff keep up the great work. We all really do appreciate the time you take, and the programs you develop and help run for us.