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Books, Movies & So Much More!

CatalogDid you know that your library has more than 88,000 items?  And did you know that you can request items from other libraries?  Through our Catalog, you have access to over 6 million books, DVDs, CDs, magazines and downloadable books and videos!  All you need is a valid library card and your imagination.  Check it out – then check them out!
 

booksHave you read all the books by your favorite author? Looking for something new to read? Give these a try!

Books & Authors lets you browse books by the Who, What, When, and Where, or just explore what's popular (you'll need your library card to log on from home.)

Novelist will give you some great ideas for books that are similar to your favorites (you'll need your library card to log on from home.)

Goodreads is a social network for books! Keep track of the books you have read and want to read, and keep up with what your friends are reading.

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Homework Help

Homework

Need some homework help? Check this out! These electronic databases are from reliable sources: encyclopedias, dictionaries, journals, magazines, and newspapers. This is a great place to start if you’re working on a project for school or if you just need some answers for that really tough class. You just need your library card to get started.


Some helpful websites:


ShmoopShmoop Learning Guides & Teacher Resources




ipl2: Information You Can TrustCheck out IPL2 for links to resources and websites you can use (and trust!) for homework assignments and more.



BibMe BibMe will generate a bibliography or works cited page for that report!  Supports MLA, APA, Chicago and Turabian styles.


Looking for more?

Check out these sites on the World Wide Web.  If you don’t see what you’re looking for, let us know.  Maybe we can direct you to another source.  Also, let us know if you have a website that you really like.


 
 
 

Still not finding what you’re looking for?  Why not ask a librarian! 

A dedicated staff of library professionals is available to help you find the answers you need.  The Reference Desk is located on the Main Level.  Questions may be asked in person during normal Hours of Operation, on the phone by calling 764-5426, Ext.105 or by e-mail


Ask a Local Librarian

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School Connection

Southbridge

Southbridge Middle & High School

Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School – Charlton

Trinity Catholic Academy

Southbridge Christian Academy

Nearby MA Schools

Tantasqua Regional High School - Fiskdale

Shepherd Hill High School - Dudley

Quaboag Regional Middle/High School - Warren

Southern Worcester County Educational Collaborative - Dudley

Worcester Academy - Worcester

Bancroft School - Worcester

St. Peter-Marian - Worcester

Notre Dame Academy - Worcester

St. John's High - Shrewsbury

CT Schools

Woodstock Academy – Woodstock, CT

Marianapolis Prepatory School - Thompson, CT

Hyde School - Woodstock, CT

Rectory School - Pomfret, CT

Pomfret School - Pomfreft, CT

Local Scholarships

These scholarships are available to local students.  Please contact each organization for scholarship information.

ASPIRA - Any student of Hispanic heritage who has been accepted or is waiting to be accepted at a higher learning insitution may obtain an application from the SHS guidance office.                                           
    Cualquier estudiante de descendencia hispana que haya sido aceptado o este esperando ser aceptado a una institucion de ensenanza superior puede obtener una solicitud de la secretaria en la Oficina de Consejeria de la SHS.

Bay State Games Future Leaders Scholarship - Awards six $2,000 college scholarships to Bay State Games participants, and aims to identify young men and women who will be tomorrow's leaders. Open to high school Juniors who are MA residents.

Big Y - Big Y® Scholarships are available to High School Seniors, Undergraduates, Graduates, Community College and Non-Traditional Students. All Big Y customers and their dependents in the Big Y Market Area and Big Y employees and their dependents, regardless of residence, are eligible. Applications can be obtained in stores from early October through January of each year, with an application deadline of February 1st.

Bill Mastro Memorial Scholarship (Gateway Players) - All college bound seniors, active in Gateway Players may apply for this $500 scholarship.  The scholarship is awarded as a way of encouraging the arts among our youth and rewarding Gateway youth members for their hard work and support.  Applications forms are available at the Gateway Barn, and the submission deadline is April 1. For more information call Gateway 508-764-4531.

Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover Scholarship - Graduating High School seniors in the New England area may apply by writing an essay on the topic of anti-bullying.

CMS Chamber Scholarships - The Central MA South Chamber of Commerce typically awards 3 $1,000 scholarships each year. Students who are attending school or living in the Chamber's service area with a GPA of of 3.0 or above are eligible.

Exchange Club of Tri-Community – A.C.E. Award 

Greater Worcester Foundation Grants & Scholarships - Awards many scholarships to local students to attend college. Students who submit the completed application by the due date will be considered for more than 110 separate awards ranging from $250 to $5,000. Students may be selected for more than one award. Visit the website for full requirements and to apply online.

Harrington Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship –Awarded since 1959 to students planning a career in health care. The scholarship application forms are available in the guidance offices of all area schools as well as in the Volunteer office of Harrington Hospital, and must be returned to your guidance representative.

Hood Good Sport Scholarship Program - Ten scholarships of $5,000 will be awarded to New England student athletes.  Applicants will be asked to write an essay explaining why they are a good sport on and off the field.

John J. Hart Memorial Scholarship - Provides scholarships to students from Southbridge, Sturbridge, Charlton and Dudley, who will attend a college or university with a major pertaining to public safety and/or public health.

Olson/Fournier Memorial Nursing Scholarship - Each year the committee awards a scholarship to a nursing student from the area served by Harrington Memoiral Hospital in Southbridge. The mission of the scholarship is to support the education of a bilingual student currently enrolled in or accepted to a nursing program. Details & applications available at the nursing office at Harrington, or by contacting jolobiko@charter.net.

Rotary Club of Southbridge RYLA Scholarship – Supports a three-day leadership-training seminar at Nichols College, Dudley.

Saving For Your Future Contest - Liberty Bay Credit Union members are eligible to win one of ten $1,000 scholarships in the Greater Boston Area.

Southbridge Commission on Disabilities - Offers a $500 scholarship to students that either have a disability, or have a parent or family member that is disabled, or who is entering an institution of higher learning that will lead them into a career in working with people with disabilities.

Southbridge Credit Union - Scholarships are available for Southbridge High, Tantasqua, Shepherd Hill, and Bay Path students.  Forms and information are available at school guidance offices.


Southbridge Garden Club - Open to high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students who will be attending accredited colleges and universities and majoring in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, conservation, forestry, agronomy, environmental studies, land management,  botany, biology or other allied subjects.  Applications are available at local high school guidance offices or may be requested by writing to the Darlene Kulesza, 52 Lebanon Hill, Southbridge. Students must be MA residents, have a minimum B average, good character, and financial need. Two scholarships will be awarded.

Southbridge Lions Club - The Dr. George E. Causaubon Memorial Scholarship will award a minimum of two $1,000 scholarships to Southbridge residents that will graduate high school this spring.  See school guidance offices or any Lions Club member for applications.

Southbridge Little League Scholarship - The Southbridge Little League Board of Directors is offering two scholarships for two graduating seniors. The Margret Schwall Memorial Scholarship for $500 and the Jordan Blair Memorial Scholarship for $500. Open to seniors residing in Southbridge and graduating from a high school in 2017. Applicant must have participated in Southbridge Little League for one season. Applicant must also be planning to attend an accredited college or university. Applications due May 12, and are available at the library.

Southbridge Optimist Club – One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded. Applicants must be Southbridge residents graduating this year. Applications can be otained at the SHS Guidance office, or by contacting Scholarship Chairperson Michael Guillet at 508-765-5700.

Southbridge Police Association - Available to Southbridge residents - preference will be given to applicants who are enrolling in a Criminal Justice/Law degree program.  Applicants must complete an application, an essay on the topic of "Community Policing," and provide a college resume, copy of high school transcripts and college acceptance, and personal recommendations.

Southbridge Pop Warner Scholarship- Southbridge Pop Warner offers 2 scholarships, the Jan Sichol Memorial Cheerleading Scholarship for $500 and the Joe Theodoss Memorial Football Scholarship for $500. Open to seniors residing in Southbridge and graduating from a high school in 2017. Applicant must have participated in Pop Warner for one season. Applicant must also be planning to attend an accredited college or university. Applications due May 12, and are available at the library.

Southbridge Savings Bank - Awards several $1,000 scholarships to area students.

Southbridge Woman’s Club – Awards a scholarship to a graduate resident of Southbridge, Sturbridge or Charlton.


College & Career

Cramming for those upcoming college entrance exams?  Take a practice test here.  You just need a valid library card to get started.  NOTE:  You will need to register to use this program.  Select "new user"; Your "user name" begins with 01605, then the first 9 digits of your valid Jacob Edwards Library card (without spaces or letters); Create a password; Choose the "Worcester Public Library" option; click update.  This will allow you to save your test results and to log in later for more practice tests sessions. 

National Association for College Admission Counseling -
The NACAC makes it their mission to help you get into college. In their "For Students" section you'll find great tips and resources. Artsy teens will want to pay particular attention to the Performing and Visual Arts College Fair.  Provided by the National Association for College Counseling.

Peterson's - A commercial site by a firm that’s been in the college and career biz since about day one; it's worth checking out.

FAFSA - Applying for student aid? Take a look at FAFSA on the Web.  Provided by the Department of Education.

FinAid - This highly rated site is the first place to look for financial aid information.  By National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

Guaranteed Scholarships.com - You'll find a list of scholarships guaranteed by individual colleges to ALL admitted students meeting the criteria listed.  By American Educational Guidance Center.

College Board - Online Information from the people who bring you the SATS.

The Princeton Review - The Princeton Review is the big dog of the test preparation (SAT, etc) world, so take a look.

U.S. News Online - The annual college rankings.

Web U.S. Universities, by State - A list of university websites by state.  Provided by the University of Texas at Austin.

My College Guide - Search for schools by location, size and cost.  Ask questions of the Admissions Guru.

O*Net Online - Designed to replace the Dictionary of Occupational Titles, this site includes information on skills, abilities, knowledges, work activities, and interests associated with occupations.  Provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.


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Tell Us What You Think

Got an idea for a great movie or book?  Any great sites that you’d like to suggest?  Have a great idea for a teen program?  Drop us a line and tell us what you think.

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