School’s Out!: Summer Activities for Kids


The Virtual Library has a great selection of books online chocked full of great fun!  Here are a couple of suggestions:

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Michael Jackson


Looking for information about the famous pop singer Michael Jackson?  The Virtual Library has the information!  Check out these online resources today.

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library – Search Michael Jackson
  • Read the latest news from around the World in – Press Display
  • Using Databases A-Z search
    • Keyword = “Michael” AND Keyword = “Jackson”
    • Select subjects (topics) Newspapers, Magazine articles, Arts and Entertainment and Peoplejackson search

High School Memories


highschoolDenis Cooverman wanted to say something really important in his high school graduation speech. So, in front of hundreds of his classmates and thousands of their relatives, he boldly announces: “I love you, Beth Cooper.” The only problem? Beth Cooper is the most popular girl in high school—and she hardly knows nerdy Denis Cooverman exists. Larry Doyle’s outrageously funny novel of teenage angst got rave reviews when it was published in 2007, and now it’s coming to the big screen, starring Heroes’ Hayden Panettiere as the seemingly unattainable Beth Cooper. If you haven’t read the novel yet, be sure to check out this hilarious high school comedy before it hits theaters on July 10.

Coin Career Library


coinThe library has just added a new database – Coin Career Library to help you find a job or start a career.  Plan for technical, military or professional jobs, and easily build a professional resume. Find guidance about job outlooks, schools and training. Practice tests like the ACT, SAT and more. High School students will also find help with SAT, ACT testing.

Look for this new job resource on the Library’s Databases A-Z list or on the Jobs and Career InfoGuide where you can find other great resources to help in your job search.

Brain Teaser – Your Body


Can you answer these questions about the human body?  If you need help try Credo Reference.

1. What is the more common name for the illness known as avian flu?

2. Pneumonia affects which part of the body?

3. The cerebellum is the second largest part of which organ in the body?

4. What is the name for the clear, domed front of the eyeball?

5. The average human skeleton has how many bones: 106, 206 or 306?

6. There are four types of human teeth. Name three of them.

7. In humans, is the sense of taste much more sensitive than smell or is the sense of smell much more sensitive than taste?

8. Is “trachea” another name for the stomach, the spine or the windpipe?

9. Describing an infection, what does “AIDS” stand for?

10. Most people have how many pairs of ribs?

Find the answers here.