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Dessert Auction Thank You!

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Fun with LEGOS

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Come visit the library and build some amazing creations with LEGOS bricks.

The Best Florida Online Colleges

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Online students have the choice of earning a degree from one of Florida’s 54 colleges and universities that have an online education component with at least one fully online bachelor’s degree.

The Best Schools team looked across several criteria and pulled data to see how each of these schools ranks when it comes to their online degrees and programs. We considered how sustainable the programs are, how much impact they have on their students’ lives, and how involved faculty are. We also talked to representatives from these groups at different Florida schools to learn about what a strong online program looks like.

E-Books Now Available

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ABCmouse

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1) ABCmouse: From Age of Learning, Inc., the award-winning ABCmouse curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-7+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse is 100% educational, with 3,500+ learning activities across all major subject areas—reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Best of all, kids love it!

2) ABCmouse: With 3,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities, ABCmouse’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-7+). From Age of Learning, Inc.

3) ABCmouse: Age of Learning's award-winning online curriculum for young children.

 

Online College Cost

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Online degrees can save students money compared to a traditional degree. Online students avoid bills for campus housing, transportation, and child care. But schools tend to tack on a lot of fees for online degrees, and those fees can push your cost higher than what a traditional student would pay. A Dallas Morning News investigation found that schools often charge more for their online degrees than their campus degrees. Still, with a bit of detective work, you can get a great education at a fair price

For-profit schools pioneered the online degree, but many public universities have jumped into the market in the past few years. That’s great for students. Not-for-profits tend to have lower tuition and offer majors that are in demand by employers. If you’re looking for the right school, your first step is to find places that have a good program in your major. Next up, figure out the cost. We’ll walk you through the steps to do that.

Story Time for Kids

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World Culture Field Trip

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The Florida B. Thomas Library, in conjunction with the 'Friends of the Library' group, held a field trip on Saturday, May 20th, to the Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens in Del Ray Beach, Florida.  The kids enjoyed an educational and fun day at the museum.  The visit began with a long hike through the beautiful, enchanting, Japanese gardens, complete with statutes, waterfalls, bridges, pergolas, and gorgeous exotic flowers.  Next came a stop at the original museum building which has been converted into a museum for children with individual rooms depicting life in Japan.  Some of these rooms were classrooms, kitchens, and train stations.  Lunch time commenced in the museum's restaurant where the children enjoyed traditional Japanese cuisine, complete with chopsticks.  After lunch, the large group broke off into smaller groups each of which did such things as viewing a brief movie in the museum's theater about the history of Japan, visiting the gift shop, visiting the Japanese art gallery portion of the museum, and some ventured out on the museum grounds again to feed the large orange koi fish in the ponds or re-visit the kids museum building or bonsai exhibit.  Our last event of the day was attending a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.  The group left Harlem at 8:30 in the morning and we did not return until 7:15 in the evening.  This field trip was in keeping with the library's celebration of 'World Cultures' during the month of May every year.  

 

 

 

Celler Law Scholarship

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http://www.floridaovertimelawyer.com/scholarship/

 

Celler Legal P.A. Employment Skills Scholarship Program

The following rules apply for applicants who wish to be considered for the annual Celler Legal Scholarship award. Please review the rules for submission thoroughly before submitting your documents for consideration.  Entrants who fail to complete the requirements will not be considered for the award.

Celler Legal will be providing a financial award in the amount of $1,000 to Florida high school seniors and freshman enrollees seeking a degree in an accredited Florida four year university, college or community college. Created in 2016, the program will continue annually to support young exceptional young students looking to advance their work and career skills with the  intent of using their education in service of their community.

 

Scholarship Award Details:

  •     Submission Deadline: November 12
  •     Amount: $1,000
  •     Criteria: Listed below
  •     Award Announcement: December 5

Applicants who wish to apply for the award are required to submit the following:  Create a video discussing one of the following topics: how job loss, discrimination in the workplace, disability or harassment on the job affected them personally or their family.   Applicants are encouraged to discuss any emotional and financial toll the experience caused on the victim and their family. In addition, a short essay is required along with the video, discussing the topic and sharing creative ideas for reducing on the job discrimination rates, harassment and other illegal practices. Along with these items, the entrant is required to download and complete (to be included with submission package) the following scholarship application provided here.

Barron Book Club

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Financial Aid Guide

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About two-thirds of college students borrow an average of nearly $30,000 for their education. The rate of borrowing is highest at for-profit schools, with 88 percent of those students requiring financial assistance, according to the Institute for College Access and Success. Many of these schools are online only. Yet, the growth of online programs means that students have plenty of options to get an education that is within their financial reach. For online students, a public school in their home state — or one that offers in-state tuition to all students — will be the most affordable option.

Student loans are now more likely to be delinquent than credit card bills, mortgages, and other types of borrowing. Rates of loan defaults are highest for students attending for-profit schools, with nearly half of all defaults coming from these students, even though they make up only 13 percent of college students.

The best way to ensure that you can pay back your loan is to graduate on time and land a good job. When considering a school, look at retention and graduation rates, as well as job placement rates. Schools that graduate a higher percentage of students tend to have lower default rates. The White House has a really useful college scorecard that shows graduation rates, loan default rates, and other information for each school.

FEMA Disaster Assistance

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