The office of Federal Student Aid, U.S. Department of Education, has some resources available for parents and students regarding Federal Student Loans. Publications can be ordered at www.edpubs.gov, and electronic versions of the publications,videos and infographics can be downloaded at StudentAid.gov/resources.
Teens: find out about the 2015 Profile in Courage Essay Contest for high school students. First place winner receives a $5,000 cash award and $5,000 to grow in a college savings plan. Second place winner receives a $1,000 cash award. For details see poster in the YA room, or visit the contest website at jfklibrary.org. Deadline for entries is Jan. 5, 2015.
There’s a good book-finding app called Teen Book Finder, developed by YALSA, the youth division of ALA. It can be used either on an i-phone (i-pod, i-pad) or on an android device, and is free.
Here’s a link to more info: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/products/teenbookfinder
WELCOME TO THE TEEN ZONE!
The Williamstown Public Library Teen Zone is your home for great programs, events, books, and other materials for young adults. Come in and see what we’ve got to offer!
WELCOME TO THE CHILDREN’S ROOM!
Come to Story Time!
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. – Pre-school Story Time
Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. – Pre-school Story Time and Craft
Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. – Toddler Story Time
Check out our helpful links to the right!
“I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.”
— Jorge Luis Borges
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.