Library creates safe co-learning spaces
In response to the community’s need for study and tutoring spaces for students in grades K–12, Heights Libraries has created four co-learning spaces in the teen room of the Lee Road Branch.
Each space is surrounded by acrylic glass barriers and can accommodate one student and either a parent, sibling, tutor or another student, who can work together on schoolwork in a safe, socially distanced space. Two of the four spaces have computers with internet access.
Co-learning space reservations last 45 minutes, must be reserved in advance and are limited to one per day, per customer.
Other requirements for using the space include:
- At least one person using the space must be a K–12 student.
- At least one person making the reservation must have a library card.
- No more than two people are allowed in a space.
- The persons using the space much follow all Heights Libraries COVID-19 safety protocols, such as wearing a mask over the nose and mouth.
To reserve a co-learning space, call the Heights Libraries' Lee Road Youth Services Department at 216-932-3600, ext. 1293, or stop in and speak to a Youth Services staff member.
Sheryl Banks is the communications manager for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library System.