2 'study zones' with free Wi-Fi now open for Harris Co. students

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020
'Study zones' with free Wi-Fi open for Harris Co. students
These 'safe learning' zones offer free and reliable internet. Plus, kids can take advantage of the Harris County Public Library's "Curiosity Cruiser!"

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Harris County Precinct 2 launched a new program on Tuesday in an effort to provide a safe learning space to families.

Commissioner Adrian Garcia created what are being referred to as "study zones" at two parks to provide a clean space with reliable internet for children to do their school work.

"Kids, the message is very clear. Pandemic or no pandemic, you're going to school one way or another," Garcia announced to students across the county. "Come on over to our study zones. Use our hotspot. Learn in a clean, healthy, cool environment. Bring your mom and dad with you so everyone is benefiting."


Parents are required to stay with their children when visiting one of these study zones. They're not considered free child care.

Bryan Kratish, the manager of outreach services for the Harris County Public Library, said they partnered with Precinct 2 to bring the "Curiosity Cruiser" to the study zones.

The mobile unit allows children access to library resources.

"We have audio books, magazines, there are picture books where they read the book to you at the same time," explained Kratish. "I could go on forever. We have so many materials. We're here to help you use it."

One of the study zones is located in northeast Harris County at the North Shore Rotary Pavilion at 14440 Wallisville Rd.

The second can be found in the Clear Lake area at Clear Lake Park Landolt Pavilion located at 5001 E Nasa Parkway.

You can register to attend a study zone here by visiting the Harris County's website or by calling 713-274-2222.

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