Summer Reading Program For Teens

June 13 - August 6

Teens ages 13 to 17 are welcome to participate in the Oceans of Possibilities summer reading program, which begins Monday, June 13 and ends Saturday, August 6. Every book read will give you extra chances at winning one of our grand prize giveaways of gift cards to restaurants in Imlay City.

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Map-Making Kit

July 11 - 16

Whether you're searching for treasure, or simply can't find your way home, these map-making kits are sure to help you in your journey.

Learn about the history of map-making, and look through examples of old maps and the processes used to create them. Then take the knowledge learned from this kit and create your own map, whether it be of your home, your city, your favorite fantasy novel's setting, or even your favorite library (Ruth Hughes of course).

This kit is best suited for ages 12 and up and can be picked up any time during the week of July 11-16.

Blue global map - text says "map-making kit - teens are welcome to stop in and grab a kit between July 11 and 16."

Message in a Bottle

July 20, 4:00 PM

Keep scalawag pirates (or younger siblings) at bay by learning a special code to create messages. Then, store them in a beach-themed glass bottle for safe-keeping. This program will be held in person on Wednesday, July 20 at 4:00 PM. 

Registration for this event will begin on Wednesday, July 6, so make sure you reserve your space before the pirates crack your code!

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Flip Book Creation Kit

April 18-23

Channel your inner cartoonist with this fun, interactive flip book kit. This has all the materials you'll need to create a special flip book. When you have finished your book, film it and send to us to share on our social media page.

Available at both branches while supplies last.


Star Wars Paracord Buddy

May 4

May the fourth be with you as you attempt to create this paracord buddy, Star Wars edition!


Digital Media Zone for Teens

Logo/image for Overdrive for teens, a digital service.


College Prep Center

MeL.org and Learning Express

Logo for the Learning Express Library, a database with the Michigan Electronic Library database collective, or MEL.
Can't find a GED, SAT, or ACT book at the library? Go to Learning Express for practice tests and interactive tutorials.

Michigan eLibrary

for Teens

Click the MeL logo for a ton of great stuff for teens! Homework help, life skills, and resources to help you prepare for college.

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FAFSA information

http://studentaid.ed.gov/ Comprehensive, detailed information on federal student aid

http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/  Free Application for Federal Student Aid site includes the application as well FAFSA4caster, an early eligibility estimator

http://www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds_SA/  National Student Loan Data System allows financial aid recipient to view his or her federal student loan and grant data
 
http://www.youtube.com/FederalStudentAid Federal Student Aid YouTube channel