Thursday, January 26, 2017

College Information On Our Website

On the Somers Library website (, we have links to websites to help with the college search process. If you go to our teen section, and look under College / Career, you will find the following:
Career Zone -- CareerZone is an innovative online career exploration and planning system designed especially for today's high-tech youth in New York State. CareerZone presents current and relevant occupational and labor market Information in a clear and interesting way, making career exploration and planning fun and easy.  Youth in grades 6 -12 most often use CareerZone to start their career exploration journey by beginning with the Interest, Work Values and Skill assessment tools to explore potential careers. A middle school and high school career portfolio are available to help youth create a meaningful plan for their future education and career choices.
Pell Grants – This link takes users to the U.S Department of Education ( where parents and students can get information on Pell Grants. mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.   
College Board -- The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools.
Technical Schools -- Find info on schools and colleges offering Technical programs by state
College Navigator – offers users the following information about colleges in the U. S.:  General Information, Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses, Financial Aid, Net Price, Enrollment, Admissions, Retention and Graduation Rates, Programs/Majors, Varsity Athletic Teams, Accreditation, and Campus Security.
Technical Careers -- Individuals interested in a career in the field of technology may want further information on the various specialties before making a decision on which is the best fit for them.  The information found on this site will help provide a wealth of information on all facets of the IT field. The first step to getting a start in this field is earning your degree in IT. To find a school and degree program that best suit your individual needs, use this site’s large directory of schools
Federal Student Aid – website for the free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
U.S. College Database --  this website provides accurate information to ease the decision making process for post-secondary education for high school students, college students and adult learners. Drawing only from reliable data sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, American Fact Finder, The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, this site publishes only data that is backed by the United States federal government.
Mapping Your Future -- Mapping Your Future is a national collaborative, public-service, nonprofit organization providing career, college, financial aid, and financial literacy information and services for students, families, and schools.
U.S. Department of Education
New York State: HESC – Higher Education Services Corporation
Also, the Somers Library has a collection of Young Adult College and Career books located in the lower level.  Please come in to visit our collection!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

A World War II Booklist

War is unquestionably mankind at his worst. Yet, it is in war that men and women often show the very best of themselves. Many of us are fascinated with books about World War II. These compelling accounts of individuals, events and experiences of the war will provide a thorough understanding of the conflict, and should serve as a warning to us about the horrors of all wars. These books are all highly recommended non-fiction books about World War II.
  • A Matter of Honor: Pearl Harbor: Betrayal, Blame, and a Family's Quest for Justice by Anthony Summers
  • Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The Twelve Days to the Attack by Steve Toomey
  • The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945 by James Hornfischer
  • Hero of the Empire by Candace Millard
  • The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan
  • 1944 by Jay Winik
  • No Greater Valor: The Siege of Bastogne and the Miracle That Sealed Allied Victory by Jerome Corsi
  • The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942 by Nigel Hamilton
  • Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness by Craig Nelson
  • The Lost Airman: A True Story of Escape from Nazi Occupied France by Seth Meyerowitz
  • Dam Busters: The True Story of the Legendary Raid on the Ruhr by James Holland
  • The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945 by Rick Atkinson
  • The Brenner Assignment: The Untold Story of the Most Daring Spy Mission of World War II by Patrick O'Donnell
  • Masters and Commanders: The Military Geniuses Who Led the West to Victory in World War II by Andrew Roberts
  • Women Heroes of World War II: 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue by Kathrine Atwood
  • Devil at My Heels: A Heroic Olympian's Astonishing Story of Survival as a Japanese POW in World War II by Louis Zamperini
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