Construction begins on Lodi Public Library’s Homework Help Center

From Lodi News

“Construction is underway at the Lodi Public Library as crews begin to pour cement over the old patio next to the parking lot. This patio area will soon become a new Homework Help study room to accommodate the growing number of students using the library’s free tutoring services.“We’re so excited because it’s a huge deal. It’s a free program offered to the city with 95 percent of the students coming from Lodi Unified School District. You can’t get tutoring at any other place for free and in a safe environment,” said Library Services Director Dean Gualco.Its part of a series of renovations and new services the library wants to provide for the community including a Teen Scene area, and new ways to learn.The $270,000 Homework Help study room will fill a 538-square-foot space, seating 35, and will feature tall windows that let natural light into the area. Out of the total cost for the project, the library provided $172,500 from its reserves while the Lodi Public Library Foundation donated $131,500 for the project. The contract with Swierstok Enterprise, Inc of Orangevale was approved in April this year.”