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education & enrichment

Friends of the Newton Free Library

Newton Library's Best Friends

The Friends of the Newton Free Library is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the Newton Free Library’s programs, functions, resources, and services. From wine tastings, book sales, Red Sox games, the popular 18 hole Newton Free Library mini golf event and more, the Friends of the Newton Free Library regularly organizes and hosts community events that directly benefit the Library.

KaiPod Learning

Newton's New Miscroschool

KaiPod Learning, a “microschool,” is designed for students who attend online public schools like Massachusetts’ TEC Connections Academy Commonwealth Virtual School (TECCA), are home-schooled, or for whom a traditional school setting simply doesn’t work. KaiPod offers a physical location for students in grades 3 - 12 where students pursue individual school curriculum while receiving academic support from on-site KaiPod Learning Coaches. Beyond academics, KaiPod provides enrichment activities and social opportunities, rounding out students’ learning experiences. With flexible 2, 3, and 5-day plans and an open-door policy to support each family's schedule, KaiPod empowers parents to customize their children’s education journey, allowing them to learn at their own pace and thrive.

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