First Posted: 3/21/2012

The collection of Young Adult Non-Fiction books at the Abington Community Library continues to grow. The books are recommended for research and reports, as well as for information on topics of interest to young people between the ages of 12 and 18 are shelved in an area separate from the regular non-fiction collection and are specifically labeled for the “Young Adult” age group. Look for two new series that were recently added:

“The Call of Duty: Careers in the Armed Forces” – Included in this five-volume set are “Your Career in the Air Force,” “Your Career in the Army,” “Your Career in the Navy,” “Your Career in the Marines,” and “Your Career in the Coast Guard.” Each volume provides an introductory chapter on each branch, followed by information about basic and skill training. Overviews on various specialties that can be pursued in each branch are provided, as well as a chapter on “Life After the Military.”

“Personal Freedom & Civic Duty” – This eight-volume series includes “Understanding Your Civil Rights,” “Understanding the Rights of the Accused,” “Understanding Your Right to Bear Arms,” “Understanding Your Right to Freedom from Searches,” “Understanding Your Right to Free Speech,” “Understanding Your Right to Privacy,” “Understanding Your Right to Vote,” and “Understanding Women’s Rights.” Each volume includes a chapter on the U. S. Constitution and Bill of Rights for background on the interpretation of the rights and privileges accorded to U. S. citizens under those documents.

A five-volume non-fiction series for younger students is entitled “CyberSmarts: Staying Safe Online.” The timely topics that are covered include “Protecting Your Privacy Online,” “Stopping Cyberbullying,” “Avoiding Predators Online,” “Playing Games Online,” and “Using Social Networks.” The text is geared to younger students, age 7 to 10 years, and each volume includes a page of “Safety Tips” that urges parental or other adult guidance when they are using the Internet. These books are in the juvenile collection at the library.

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