Saturday, August 6, 2011

Back to School

It's that time of year...the first day of school for Albuquerque Public Schools is August 16th!  (The APS website has a list of school supplies for grades K-5.)  For the University of New Mexico, the fall semester begins on August 22nd; for Central New Mexico Community College, August 29th.

ABC Libraries do not feature textbooks in our catalog, but that doesn't mean we don't have resources for students, parents, & lifelong learners!  The Core Knowledge System is very popular-from What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know: Preparing Your Child for a Lifetime of Learning to What Your Sixth Grader Needs to Know: Fundamentals of a Good Sixth-Grade Education, & other related titles.  You'll find test prep guides in the catalog-SAT, GED, ACT, GRE, ASVAB. NCLEX, TOEFL.  Got a kid who you'd like to see reading more? We have guides to all sorts of recommended reads, from More Books Kids Will Sit Still For: A Read-Aloud Guide to Gotcha For Guys!: Nonfiction Books to Get Boys Excited About Reading. (Adults, consider checking out 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die if you need reading suggestions! I love those "1001" books.)  Does your teen need math help?  Former child star Danica McKellar's books get top marks.

Also available from the ABC Libraries website (you just need to have your library card at the ready to log in) are several LibGuides for you to peruse from the comfort of your own home, 24-7!  Check out the Test Preparation LibGuide & connect to the Learning Express database.  Need to find an award-winning book for your student? Try Book Awards-Books for Kids or Book Awards-Books for Teens. Need a biography in a hurry? Our Biography eResources can be cited like a book.  There are all kinds of LibGuides!  Science Project Help...Learning a Language...Poetry...browse the A-Z guide & check them all out!

Here are some other recommended websites:

Back to School from

FAFSA (Federal Student Aid)

Back to School Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Back to School Resources from

Outstanding Books for the College Bound from Young Adult Library Services Association

Plan for College from

College Success from

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