KDL What’s Next Database

These days, there are so many popular book series it can be hard to keep track of what books are coming out when, and what order to read them in! Summer is a great time to crank through a series.. And the What’s Next Database by Kent Public Library in Kent County Michigan is a great resource for readers of any age looking for a series of books to crank through! If you know the series, you can search by book title or author name. If you’re looking for a new series, just check off the genre and category (age) of the books you’re looking for, and search away!

METS Outcomes – Enrollment rates for METS Students vs. their peers

Previously, we have concentrated on the types of institutions METS students attend. This post will discuss the enrollment rates of METS students when compared to their peers from their high schools.

The state of Maine, in partnership with the National Student Clearinghouse and the Mitchell Institute, has put out a series of reports for each high school in Maine. The most recent year studied for METS target schools is 2013-2014. Data for economically disadvantaged has also been included, as that group is the most analogous to the METS student population. Continue reading

Free Movies, music, books and more!

What if I told you there was a place in your hometown that gave you free access to DVDs/BluRays, music, books, and graphic novels? And that many of these places also offer free wifi? And air conditioning? Sounds pretty good, right?

That’s right, your local library has a ton of resources that you’re actually going to want to use. In fact, most local town libraries have entire sections devoted to people in middle school and high school!

Hopefully, you have a library card already. If not, don’t worry, they’re free! Continue reading