Sunday, September 03, 2006

College-bound teenagers can 'Get PREPed' @ the library

Norman Transcript | College-bound teenagers can 'Get PREPed' @ the library

On the first Wednesday of each month, teens in grades eight through 12 can visit the library to get a heads-up and a head start on college admission procedures.

"Get PREPed" is a free, two-hour workshop conducted in the Computer Training Lab at the Norman Public Library, 225 N. Webster. Each workshop begins at 6 p.m.

Space is limited to 14 participants and registration is required. Registration for each workshop takes place on the first day of the month of the event: Oct. 1 for the Oct. 4 workshop; Nov. 1 for the Nov. 1 workshop; and Dec. 1 for the Dec. 6 workshop.

In-person registration begins at 9 a.m., followed by telephone registration at 701-2620 at noon.

The workshops will be conducted by Norman Public Library Teen Librarian Rebecca Spence and Norman North High School Library/Media Specialist Elaine Warner. They will show participants how to use the library and the Internet to research specific colleges, find financial aid, take practice admission tests and begin the college application process.

"If you wait until the spring semester of your senior year to start thinking about college admissions, it's too late. That's why we're encouraging even freshmen and middle-schoolers to take advantage of this opportunity," said Spence.

For more information about the Get PREPed workshop at the Norman Public Library, call Spence at 701-2620 or contact Warner

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