It’s never too early to start studying for exams. Good thing that the Mid-Hudson Library System has the tools to get you started! The Testing and Education Reference Center is full of tools to help you prepare for the GED, PSAT, SAT, ACT, GRE, AP exams, and so much more! There are over 300 free practice tests, dozens of ebooks, and lots of helpful tips and strategies that will help you master your exam.
Looking for the right college, graduate, or vocational school? The Reference Center can help you with that too! It has information on over 4000 accredited schools, as well as a scholarship search that can help you pay your way to a higher degree.
Are you looking to enter the workforce or to apply for a new job? You can use the Reference Center to build your resume, review available careers, and practice for civil service exams. You can even use this site to improve your basic computer skills!
You can access this site from the Hudson Area Library homepage with your library card by selecting the “Reference” tab on the top menu, and then “Online Databases.” Then, select the button for either “Career Tools,” “College Prep Tools,” or “Practice Tests.” Log in with your library card barcode and PIN and you’re one step closer to a better test score, a more efficient school search, or a satisfying career change!
Would you like to take books out from the library without ever leaving your home? All you need is an e-reader or MP3 player, internet service, and a library card! Check out Mid Hudson Library System Digital Downloads, powered by Overdrive, to browse thousands of your favorite young adult audiobooks and e-books. Just click the “View All Subjects” button under either eBooks or Audiobooks on the left hand side menu of the home page. Scroll down to the bottom of the list and you will find “Young Adult Fiction”. Click the link and start browsing! There you’ll find popular YA books including Divergent by Veronica Roth, The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, and The Angel Experiment by James Patterson!
Not sure where to start? Underneath “Search Results” at the top of the page, you can order your search by release date (if you want new releases), most popular (if you want to see what everyone else is reading), title (if you want the titles listed in alphabetical order), and creator (if you want to see the titles listed by author’s last name).
Having trouble finding an item that is currently available? Check the box “Only show titles with copies available” and the site will show you titles that are checked in and available for you to read right away!
Having trouble downloading e-books or audiobooks to your device or just getting started? Click “Getting Started?” on the top right of the navigation bar, for help getting started with your particular device and troubleshooting tips.
The Teen Tech Week Radio Workshop that was scheduled for today, March 14th from 3:00 to 5:00pm has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 21st from 3:00 to 5:00pm. If you have any other questions, you may call the library at 518-828-1792.
What’s a web comic? A web comic is a comic that is posted on a website. They come in all styles and forms, from manga to graphic novels to comic strips. Some are published as books, and some are exclusively found online. They can be about all different types of subjects and can have genres ranging from fantasy to sci-fi to comedy. If you’re new to web comics and aren’t sure what’s out there, check out Good Comics For Kids or Kidjutsu: Comics For Kids!
Never judge a book by its movie…although it is fun to check out the film adaptations of your favorite books! There have been many film adaptations of teen literature over the years, from classics like Little Women by Louisa May Alcott to new favorites like Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.
Here are some movie adaptations of teen books in the Hudson Area Library’s DVD collection:
Read the book:Twilight / Stephenie Meyer See the movie:Twilight / Catherine Hardwicke
Check In @ Your Library during Teen Tech Week (March 10 – 16)! Teen Tech Week is a national initiative sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association aimed at teens, their parents, educators and other concerned adults. Teen Tech Week encourages teens to use their library’s non-print resources for education and recreation, and to recognize that librarians are qualified, trusted professionals in the field of information technology. This year we’ll be offering three special programs for Teen Tech Week and sharing information about tech resources on the Library website throughout the week.
Monday, March 11, 3:30-4pm Bound By Books! Listen in to the Bound By Books radio show on WGXC: Hands-on Radio 90.7FM or streaming online at wgxc.org
Tuesday, March 12, 6-8pm Movie Night! Join us for a youth-friendly (PG rated) viewing of a movie based on a popular book series! (licensing restrictions prevent us from sharing the movie title online, but feel free to call and we’ll let you know what movie we are showing!)
Thursday, March 14, 3-5pm Radio Workshop! Come help us make radio pieces to broadcast on the radio and online!
Friday, March 15, 3-5pm Blog and Connect! Learn how to write a book review for the web, write a letter to your favorite author, and learn more about your favorite books or authors online!
Be sure to check the website throughout the week for more information on some of the non-print resources available at your library!