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!

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

Summer reading, preventing “Summer Slide”

Many, many studies have shown that there are many benefits for high school students who regularly read during the summer. Students who don’t may suffer from “Summer Slide” which is when students can lose up to a month of the knowledge they learned during the previous year. I don’t know about you, but I’m not interested in having to learn the same things twice.

Reading is also the best, and most enjoyable way to improve your vocabulary, which is a must if you are going to be taking the SAT soon!

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