In preparation for Mother’s Day, many libraries are planning all sorts of programs for children, teens and their families to celebrate all the different mothers, grandmothers and caregivers in their lives.
College and Careers
Starting the college search can be an overwhelming task. Your school or public library might offer dedicated online information and databases that can help you and your teen explore where to go, how to get in and how to pay for it.
@ YOUR LIBRARY
- Some libraries offer free classes taught by experts on finding the right college, scholarships and financial aid that parents and college-bound teens can attend together.
- Check to see if your library offers free online SAT or ACT prep courses for your high schooler.
- See how your library might be able to help your teen search for summer jobs or write a resume.
AT HOME & IN THE COMMUNITY
- Learn about what skills are critical in the 21st century and ways your school library can help support your children in building the skills they need to succeed in career and life. Visit the American Association of School Librarians’ Learning4Life website. http://bit.ly/learning4life
- Explore the list of Outstanding Books for the College Bound from the Young Adult Library Services Association. Books on this list provide an introduction to a variety of subjects, such as science and technology, literature and social sciences. Teens can use it to round out their reading as they prepare for college entrance exams. Find the list at www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists/obcb