My Library Card: What do you want to do?


My Library Card - Sandy Longo



In this book, teens will learn the necessary skills, such as assertiveness, active listening and compassion, to become an effective communicator for life.


Teens: Thinking about what career path/s you would like to explore? Get the inside scoop from these titles, available at the Abington Community Library:

• “Careers in the Air Force” by Earle Rice Jr. and Wilson Camelo; “Careers in the U.S. Army” by Earl Rice Jr.; “Careers in the U.S. Marine Corps” by Taylor Baldwin Kiland and R. Conrad Stein, and “Careers in the U.S. Navy” by Taylor Baldwin Kiland

Learn about career opportunities in the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and Navy, respectively.

• “Careers: the graphic guide to finding the perfect job for you” by consultant and principal author Sarah Pawlewski

With career paths, skills guides, industry profiles, and more, this book is guaranteed to show you the way from high school to the right job for you.

• “Communication skills for teens: how to listen, express, and connect for success” by Michelle Skeen, Matthew McKay, Patrick Fanning, and Kelly Skeen

Communication is an essential life skill that every teen must learn. Based on the New Harbinger classic, “Messages,” this book will teach you the necessary skills, such as assertiveness, active listening and compassion, to become an effective communicator for life. In an age of social media, texting and ever-evolving technology, it’s easy to forget how to engage in real, face-to-face communication, a critical skill for your future success. As you become more connected to your smartphone and the Internet, your ability to connect in person may diminish. But technology doesn’t replace the need for effective communication skills. In fact, successful personal and professional relationships are dependent upon connecting with people face-to-face.

• “Forensic science specialists: making sense of crime scene evidence” by Don Rauf and Judith Williams

Explores what a forensic scientist does through interviews, real-life examples, and actual case studies.

• “Powering up a career in software development and programming” by Daniel E. Harmon

Software developers and programmers are vital players in the realm of computers and information technology, building the programs and systems that drive much of what people do in today’s tech-intensive world. Whatever their role and work environment, software technologists are engaged in highly rewarding work in terms of both income and contributions to society. This guide introduces readers to some of the fascinating opportunities available in this cutting-edge field, outlining the skills and training necessary to become a top-notch software developer or programmer.

• “Top STEM careers in engineering” by Gina Hagler

Examines some cutting-edge careers in engineering, from biomedical engineers to mechanical engineers, and explains the education and experience necessary for each.

• “Top STEM careers in math” by Corona Brezina

Identifies career options in mathematics fields, including architecture, engineering, financial analysis, and economics, discussing the responsibilities, work environment, educational requirements, and skills needed for each.

• “Top STEM careers in science” by Anastasia Suen

Examines some cutting-edge careers in science, from biofuel engineers to hydrologists, and explains the education and experience necessary for each.

• “Top STEM careers in technology” by Laura La Bella

The increasing need for young professionals in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields means that strong academic foundations in high school are important. Just as vital is education on what these jobs entail. This useful, though less than thrilling series addresses this need by detailing the varied paths available and the significant impact of these professions. For example, a hydrologist plays an important role in ensuring the preservation of and access to our most precious resource-water.

• “Volunteering smarts: how to find opportunities, create a positive experience, and more” by Sandy Donovan

Volunteering. So you want to get out there and do something? Help someone in need, make a difference, change the world? There are numerous volunteering opportunities out there. Did you know that volunteering can help you land a job or get into a better college? Or that kids your age or even younger have started their own successful service projects and made a huge difference in their communities? Figuring out just how to get involved can be tough. But this book offers lots of great tips on where to volunteer and how to get the most out of the experience.

• “What would we do without you?: a guide to volunteer activities for kids” by Kathy Henderson

Examines various services provided by young people on a volunteer basis in such areas as public health, social services, and general community service, and discusses how to get involved and be a better volunteer.

In this book, teens will learn the necessary skills, such as assertiveness, active listening and compassion, to become an effective communicator for life.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_ABJ-Library-Card-Sept16.jpgIn this book, teens will learn the necessary skills, such as assertiveness, active listening and compassion, to become an effective communicator for life.

My Library Card

Sandy Longo

Reach the Abington Journal newsroom at 570-587-1148 or news@theabingtonjournal.com.

Reach the Abington Journal newsroom at 570-587-1148 or news@theabingtonjournal.com.

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