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Our newest service dog in training.
Beneath the Surface –Teen Summer Reading wraps up!
This year we had 41 teens signed up, reporting a total of 116 books, and probably more were actually read. About 25 prizes were distributed and we had two highly successful workshops, attended by 22 kids in total.
Here’s a short list of some highly recommended books that were read by your peers this summer:
TITLE – AUTHOR
We the Children – Clements
A Single Shard – Park
Into the Wild – Hunter
Wild Man Island – Hobbs
Gunslinger Girl 1, 2, and 3 – Yu Aida
Release of the Red Phoenix – Yoyo
Fly By Night – Hardinge
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry – Taylor
Wizards at War – Duane
Uglies – Westerfeld
The Witches – Dahl
Here’s To You Rachel Robinson – Blume
Call of the Winged Panther – Yoyo
Tunnels – Gordon/Williams
Boy 2 Girl – Blacker
Fablehaven – Mull
Caught – Haddix
Mockingjay – Collins
Copper – Kibuishi
Kira-Kira – Kadohata
Trace – Cornwell
Out of the Dust – Hesse
Breadcrumbs – Ursu
Small Steps – Sachar
For the last five years, the University of Texas college directory webpage has been an excellent resource for a complete listing of accredited colleges and universities. Even Massachusetts high school students and their families use the webpage to find and research institutions in which they may be interested.
The college database is an updated, non-commercial directory of all large universities, small colleges, community colleges and trade schools nationwide. In addition to using the most complete and current data available, they’ve also incorporated Google maps and highlighted key data points for each college, including tuition rate, enrollment, and institution type – vital decision-making factors for potential students.
The College Database (Homepage): http://www.
The College Database (Massachusetts): http://www.
Check out our newest testing resource for High School teens: Varsity Tutors.
They have free practice tests that teens can use to beef up their skills for college entrance exams.
If you have any questions about this resource, feel free to contact our Young Adult Librarian, Helen Olshever, at our library.
This program has been temporarily suspended while Williams College students are on summer break. The program will resume in September when they return for classes.
“Reading is Great” is a buddy system reading program in partnership with Williams College. Your child can have a Williams College student be their “reading buddy” for a time, to encourage their reading skills.
“Reading is Great” is offered on Saturday mornings from 10:30-noon, in the Children’s Room at the Milne Public Library.
This program will be suspended during the Williams College Spring Break: March 15-31.
Through a generous grant from the Alice Saver Foundation, Williamstown, MA the Milne Public Library in Williamstown upgraded their computer lab. The grant paid for 6 new computers that replace PC’s that were almost 10 years old, plus new wide screen monitors. The new lab has faster speed and greater access to new applications and software. The patrons are all remarking on the incredible improvements to a highly used service.
In addition the library has added computer training on the website www.milnelibrary.org. The online service is called Atomic Training and provides access to online, on-demand video training tutorials on the most popular software. Users can improve job skills by learning specific software training tutorials, it helps users of all ages become more proficient on basic computer applications and it’s paced to use when time allows. Some of the training tutorials include: Twitter, Skype, iPad, Word, Excel, Photoshop and many more to help with new technology.
The Library is highly dependent on fundraising and grants to provide the vital library that we have and to maintain the second highest circulation for a library in Berkshire County. You can anticipate that many users will enjoy sharing this up-to-date computer service to anyone who visits the Milne Library.
The Milne Public Library is located on Route 2 across from the Williams Inn. The hours of the Library are 10:5:30, Wednesday 10-8
and Saturday 10-4.