Palm Beach County Library System Wins Tutor.com “Better Together” ContestGrant of $1,000 for “Families Reading Together” Program
Tutor.com, the largest online tutoring service in the US, announced yesterday that the Palm Beach County Library System won a $1,000 grant for the library’s “Families Reading Together” entry in the company’s “Better Together” Contest. The popular library program encourages children from pre-school to second grade to read and fosters an environment that celebrates storytelling. The grant will be used to purchase and distribute books to local child care facilities.
Tutor.com’s “Better Together” contest launched on May 1, 2013, and was open to libraries from across the country to celebrate partnerships that strengthened their communities. Librarians and patrons across the country cast over 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 2012-2013 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 4.5 out of 5 stars and 97 percent of students would recommend it to a friend. Tutor.com is available on the Palm Beach County Library System’s website, www.pbclibrary.org