Libraries to get new laptops for students – The San Diego Union-Tribune

As the new school year begins, students visiting San Diego libraries will have new laptop computers to help them with their homework.

Today, the San Ysidro and Valencia Park/Malcolm X Branch libraries will receive 60 new Google Chromebook computers. The hardware was paid through a $30,000 donation facilitated through the nonprofit group One San Diego, Cox Communication and the San Diego Library Foundation. The computers will be a part of the city’s Do Your Homework @ The Library program, an initiative that helps students with academic help at San Diego libraries.

The program, which was launched last year includes a “learning coordinator” in 18 public libraries as well as volunteers that help teach students. In November, the program received 60 Chromebook computers as well.

The Mayor Kevin Faulconer and his wife, Katherine Stuart, are expected to hand-deliver some of the laptops today.


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