2010-10-08 / School News

October Is Higher Education Month

Calling all high school students and adults who are preparing to take the next step in education: your Queens Library card will give you access to everything you need to meet your goal. Queens Library has a wealth of resources to help you find the right college or career training. There is information on scholarships and financial aid, test preparation to help you get your highest scores, computers you may use for online test prep and to do your online applications, programs on how to write your admissions essay, guides that help you find the right school/training for you, “virtual visits” to different campuses and more. The “tuition” is absolutely free. It does not cost a dime.

October is Higher Education Month at Queens Library. In reality, every month is Higher Education Month at Queens Library. In October, Queens Library has a stepped-up schedule of programs to help students, their parents and adult learners through the admissions process. There are SAT preparation and practice sessions by the nationally-known companies (free). There are consultants who give tips and tricks on finding and getting the financial aid and scholarships (free). There are College Fairs that let you meet and talk with representatives from highly desirable colleges and trade schools, without leaving Queens (free).

Ayanna, who had been a regular participant in the College Club at Queens Library at Pomonok, won a scholarship from the National Association of University Women two years ago. Her essay was about how helpful she found College Club.

That is the tip of the iceberg. Every day, you will find online test prep courses, along with timed practice tests for SAT, AP courses, PSATs, CUNY Skills tests, the ACTs and many others that can be accessed from inside the library or from home or school, free to use as you like with your Queens Library card. Those 5-inch thick guides to colleges and licensing programs that help you find the right programs are free, too.

Check out one or several. A sample of upcoming programs is listed below. The full list is available at www.queenslibrary.org. Many, many helpful resources are at every Queens Library, every day, just for the asking.


Tues. 10/12, 4 p.m.
College Application Timeline.
Queens Library at Arverne, 312
Beach 54 Street, Arverne
Thurs. 10/14, 6 p.m.
Preparing for the SAT. Queens Library
at Bayside, 214-20 Northern
Mon. 10/18, 4 p.m.
College Bound Club. Queens Library
- Central. 89-11 Merrick
Boulevard, Jamaica
Mon. 10/18, 5 p.m.
Create a Winning College Admissions
Plan. Queens Library at
Pomonok, 158-21 Jewel Avenue,
Tues. 10/19, 6 p.m.
Create a Winning College Admissions
Plan. Queens Library at
Flushing, 41-17 Main Street
Wed. 10/20, 3:30 p.m.
College 101: Survival and Success.
Queens Library at Astoria, 14-01
Astoria Boulevard, Long Island
Thurs. 10/21, 4:30 p.m.
The College Application Essay.
Queens Library at Far Rockaway,
1637 Central Avenue
Mon. 10/25, 5 p.m.
SAT Test Strategies. Queens Library
at Pomonok,
158-21 Jewel Ave
Tues. 10/26, 4 p.m.
Preparing for the SAT. Queens Library
at North Forest Park, 98-27
Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills

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