Friday, July 29, 2011

Visit the library on Flickr and Facebook!

The GEOteens blog is no longer being published. To find out about recent or upcoming events, check out the library's Flickr page at ACPL or our Facebook page.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

International Youth Exchange Expo

Are you a young person who is interested in traveling and studying abroad? If so, you might want to check out the International Youth Exchange Expo, which will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2011, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at IPFW's Walb Student Union.

Here is the line-up of workshops that will be held that day:

1. How you can afford the international experience. (9:15-9:45 and 10:30-11:00)

2. Which exchange program is for you? (9:15-9:45 and 10:00-10:30)

3. For parents: "My child wants to do what?" (10:00-10:30 and 10:30-11:00)

4. Just for teachers and counselors! (10:00-10:30)

5. "The World Is Flat" panel discussion. (10:00-10:45)

Friday, April 1, 2011

No Longer Accepting Applications for Summer Jobs

The library is no longer accepting applications for summer employment. They will begin accepting applications for 2012 on December 1st.

If you have already turned in an application, expect to hear from the Human Resources office sometime in late May as to whether or not you will be getting one of our summer jobs.

Any questions about summer employment should be directed to the Human Resources office at 421-1230.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

College costs

From the office of Indiana Senator David Long:

State survey data reveals about 70 percent of Indiana's would-be first generation college students don't think they can afford post-secondary education. We want those students to know college is possible for all Hoosiers, and encourage them to take advantage of the resources and assistance available to them.

There are several helpful websites: - This free service provides Hoosier families with consistent and accurate estimates of college costs across all Indiana campuses, both public and private. The site features side-by-side comparisons of college costs, expected family contribution estimates, "Ask the Expert" sessions and more. - Updated annually in the lead-up to Indiana's March 10 financial aid deadline, Cash for College works to equip students and families with the practical steps needed to plan and pay for college. The campaign supports local students and communities with a variety of helpful resources, including grade-specific goals, student contests and special events. Indiana's Cash for College Campaign is made possible by Learn More Indiana, a partnership of the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, the Indiana Department of Education, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development and the State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana. Additional support is provided by Indiana's colleges and universities, the Lumina Foundation for Education, USA Funds and the U.S. Department of Education. - Indiana's one-stop-shop for helping Hoosiers plan and pay for college is available online at this website. It features specific goals for all students, promotional materials, details on special contests and events, links to a variety of online resources and more. Updates on Learn More Indiana are also available on Facebook and Twitter.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Deadline for Summer Jobs is Almost Here!

If you are interested in working at the library this summer, you need to get your application in before April 1st! Applications are available on the library's website. You may apply for a Summer Assistant or the Team Read program.

Summer Assistants perform such tasks as shelving, helping out at Summer Reading Program registration tables, checking out materials for patrons, and preparing crafts for programs, among other duties. You must complete a skills test at the time you turn in your application for summer employment or your application will not be considered.

Team Read Teen Readers work as part of a team visiting library branch locations, schools, and parks to assist young children with reading skills. To be a Teen Reader, you must be between the ages of 16-19 during the summer. To see more on what the Team Read program is about, check out this video:

Monday, February 28, 2011

Don't Forget! Job Prep Program this Saturday!

This Saturday, March 5th, from 3:00 - 4:00pm I will be holding a job prep program in the large meeting room at the front of the branch. This program is for high school students only.

In need of income? Thinking of applying for a summer job, or looking for something more permanent? It's a tough job market out there. Want some tips? Join me for a discussion about what to do and what NOT to do as you fill out applications and go for interviews.

Friday, February 25, 2011


We had a lot of fun yesterday making creations out of duct tape! Many followed patterns to create wallets, but several branched out on their own to make unique designs. Check them out!