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2 Free Audiobook Downloads Each Week
May 30 - August 15, 2013.

Teens and other readers of Young Adult Literature will have the opportunity to listen to bestselling titles and required reading classics this summer.   Each week  from May 30 - August 15, 2013, SYNC will offer two free audiobook downloads.

The audiobook pairings will include a popular young adult (YA) title and a classic that connects with the YA title's theme and is likely to show up on a student's summer reading lists.  For example, Maggie Stiefvater's The Raven Boys (Scholastic Audiobooks), the first book in a bestselling series about a group of teenagers search for the supernatural ley lines, will be paired with the Latino classic of magical realism, Rudolfo Anaya's Bless Me, Ultima (Recorded Books).

To find out when you can download titles to listen to on the run this summer, visit www.AudiobookSync.com or text syncya to 25827.

 
 
Passwords for the 2012-2013 online research tools are available now in the library.  They will also be posted in My Big Campus.  Most passwords have not changed since last year.  Happy searching!
 
 
Check out the new American Experience eBook collection on the Research Tools page under both Literature and Social Studies.  Search nearly 250 of JJHS Library's eBooks on the American Experience at one time.  The collection includes information on American literature as well as American history and culture.  Some of the titles included in the collection are:
  • American History Through Literature 
  • American Social Reform Movements Reference Library
  • Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library
  • Encyclopedia of the First Amendment
  • History Behind the Headlines
  • Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream
  • Literature and Its Times
Remember to use your Gale password outside of JJHS.
 
 
Free audiobooks
2 Free Audiobook Downloads Each Week
June 14 - August 22, 2012

Teens and other readers of Young Adult Literature will have the opportunity to listen to bestselling titles and required reading classics this summer.  Each week from June 14 - August 22, 2012, SYNC will offer two free audiobook downloads.

The audiobook pairings will include a popular YA title and a classic that connects with the YA title's theme and is likely to show up on a student's summer reading lists.  For example, Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone, the first book in a new series about a girl who opens a door to two otherworldly cities at war, will be paired with Charles Dicken's A Tale of Two Cities.

To find out when you can download titles to listen to on the run this summer, visit www.AudiobookSync.com or text syncya to 25827.

 
 
Consumer Reports, a popular consumer ratings magazine, has published a free 30-page college guide called Find the Best Colleges for You: Focus on the Information that Matters. The guide is chock full of great information including ratings of several sources of information (print and online) on colleges.  There's also a nice list of additional resources and helpful worksheets.  Consumer Reports is promising an interactive version soon.
 
 
Give yourself the best present of all these holidays... a public library card! Don't forget to ask about your PIN so you can access all of the stuff in the Midhudson Library's Virtual Library at http://midhudson.org/databases/dc.htm.
 
 
SYNC is giving away free audiobooks all summer long.  Go to http://www.audiobooksync.com/ for more details.