The library reached out the Education Departments at Siena College and the University at Albany to see if college students could help. Due to sports commitments, the students who were interested at both colleges were unable to participate in the first session of the program.
Due to the popularity of the pilot, the library created an evening session on Monday nights from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. On Tuesday afternoons, tutors will be available from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Homework Helpers runs until Dec. 10, but will not be open on Veterans Day. Students from third grade and up are encouraged to attend. They don’t have to stay the entire session if they don’t feel it’s necessary.
“It’d be great if we got more kids,” said Helldorfer. “The kids who did show up showed up every week.”