Year 12 students looking for a new place to study need look no further than their local library.
On set dates between now and the HSC public libraries in Yamba, Maclean and Grafton will offer free Wi-Fi, printing, study space and refreshments.
Regional librarian, Kathryn Breward, encouraged students to come on their own or bring a bunch of study buddies.
“Library members and non members are all welcome,” she said.
“Trained staff will be available for research inquiries. Your library will open its doors after-hours to provide a safe study environment.
“HSC students will be able to utilise the library collections, Wi-Fi and free printing and photocopying to help cram in some study away from the distractions at home. The library will also offer pizza and other nibbles to help keep energy levels up.”
Ms Breward said the study nights offered an opportunity for students to charge up their study routine and take advantage of library facilities.
“This is the second year the library service has offered this opportunity for the Valley’s HSC students and we feel this it is a way for the library to support local young people to do their best in their exams and help kick-start their future,” she said.
“We already maintain a collection of HSC study guides and related resources in all libraries and these evenings will give students exclusive access to the library as well as a unique and supportive study environment.
“Some students find they need some time out from studying at home; others might find the group study environment helps them to focus. We will also have library staff on hand to help out.”
The HSC study sessions are free to attend and will be held at:
Wednesday May 18 5pm – 8pm
Wednesday June 22, 5pm – 8pm
Sir Earle Page Library and Education Centre, Grafton
Tuesday July 19, 5.30pm – 8pm
Tuesday September 13, 5.30pm – 8pm
Students can come with a group of friends or individually. No bookings are required and students are free to arrive and leave when they like.
For more information call your local library on 6646 2811 (Yamba), 6645 3611 (Maclean) or 6641 0100.