Euclid Public Library adds access to virtual tutoring to its online services –

Posted: December 8, 2020 at 9:56 pm

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Euclid Public Library already has a full roster of virtual programming on its calendar, but most recently launched access to, a virtual tutoring service that provides assistance to learners of all ages on a one-to-one basis.

Euclid Public Library cardholders have free access to's services, which include academic assistance across almost every subject such as help with ACT and SAT tests, writing coaches and various practice quizzes.

The library's Marketing and Communications Manager Ashley Gowens said she is excited about launching their partnership with and for students to see what a great resource it can be.

"As soon as you click in your information from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week, they have over 30,000 tutors that have been vetted that are available for patrons during that period of time to assist with anything that they need," Gowens said.

"The fact that you can [virtually] drop off a paper and someone can review it and provide you with feedback for free. Those are resources that are priceless, especially in the schools right now," she added.

Gowens said that also offers services for adults looking for career coaching, resume reviews and other similar resources.

Prior to the pandemic, library staff used to offer students homework help but since the library is now running with limited services in the building itself to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Gowens said she was concerned about all the students who regularly utilized that program.

"As soon as our doors closed, we knew that was going to be a barrier that we had to find a solution to fix," she said.

One of the ongoing virtual discussions the library offers on its YouTube channel is "Graphic Novel Friday."

She said the partnership with, which officially launched Dec. 1, came right on time amid many schools operating their classes entirely remotely.

More information on how to access the platform with a Euclid Public Library card can be found at

While tutoring access is the newest addition to the library's online services, staff has transitioned many other classes and programs to be available virtually.

Book discussions, arts and crafts classes and yoga sessions are just a few on the library's calendar.

"We're excited because we were able basically to take all of those programs that we offered in the library and do them all virtually and our staff really took to it. Our patrons were also excited to connect with our staff," Gowens said.

She explained that the library had never offered virtual programs in the past, so transitioning to a fully online format was a major undertaking. Gowens said she has been impressed with their staff's ability to adapt and the overall success of the programs.

"We realized really early in the pandemic that we had to pivot, and the best opportunity we had was online," she said.

The full calendar of virtual events and instructions on how to register for them can be found on the library's website.

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