Creating a Quieter Classroom: Free Headphones

Any K-12 student enrolled in a distance learning program may receive a free pair of headphones when they sign up for or present a valid Danbury Library card.

As students, parents, and educators nationwide continue to refine their approach to distance learning, one local educator noticed an unexpected need right here in the Danbury community. Shannon Turner, a teacher at Pembroke Elementary School, observed that many local students are distracted by noise and activity happening in their homes as they are attending classes online. The solution? Provide increased access to headphones to reduce exterior distractions so that students can improve focus in their virtual classrooms.

With an enrollment of nearly 11,000 students, Danbury Public Schools is one of Connecticut’s largest school districts. In order to assist with the demands of distance learning, Danbury Library will distribute headphones to local students, while supplies last. The headphones were graciously provided by The Friends of Danbury Library, a non-profit, all-volunteer organization working to further the educational and informational needs of the Danbury area through its support of the Danbury Library.

Visit the library during curbside hours, weekdays from 10am-6pm, to request and pickup headphones while supplies last.