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Chesterfield County Public Library offering learning pods for virtual learning

Posted at 1:19 PM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-05 19:44:53-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Chesterfield County Public Libraries will now offer learning pods for students and teleworkers.

The learning pods are designed to support students seeking a space for virtual learning, independent studying, team assignments, and teleworking for adults.

The learning spaces will include seating, free WiFi, and additional amenities like tables, whiteboards, access to power outlets, and enclosed spaces.

“The county and schools are committed to supporting learning for all, especially as schools and families adapt to this new virtual learning environment,” said County Administrator Dr. Joe Casey. “Our libraries are the perfect asset for quiet spaces for individual learning, larger spaces for group learning, and additional wireless access.”

Spaces will be available for reservation from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturdays. Officials say those hours will be expanded into the evening beginning in October.

Spaces can be reserved for individuals and groups up to 12 people.

The learning pods will be available at all 10 locations, including those locations that are still closed to the public. The county says services will vary by location.

The CCPL locations currently open to the public are Central Library, Meadowdale Library and North Courthouse Road Library.

For more information about learning pods or to reserve a pod, click here.