Here are some tips that will help your teen make the most of every library visit.
• Make sure your teen brings his library card every time he visits the library.
• Tell your teen to keep a supply of coins for the copier. That way, he won’t have to wait in line for change.
• Make sure your teen has plenty of note cards. Every time he starts to take notes on a book or article he’s consulting, have him copy down the same information:
2. Title of book, magazine
3. Title of article
4. Publisher and City
5. Date, volume number
7. Pages used
Or, have him photocopy the book’s title page.
• Allow plenty of time for materials to be delivered from other branches. Your library may be able to locate copies of books that are not on their shelves, but they can’t do it if your teen waits until the day before the project is due.
• Make sure your teen understands the assignment, when it’s due, and how the teacher wants it to look. If he has a copy of the assignment, have him bring it with him to the library.
• Be sure to consult a reference librarian. They are the best information source.
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