Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Smithfield Branch Library Helping Students Prepare for ACT with Learning Express Library Sessions


With Birmingham area public schools back in session, the Birmingham Public Library is offering resources available to help students desiring to go to college prepare for the ACT, or American College Test.

The Smithfield Branch Library is offering free weekly practice test sessions on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:30-5:30 p.m. On Saturdays, Smithfield Library is offering ACT full test sessions from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. The Saturday sessions are free but due to space restrictions, pre-registration is required. ACT is a standardized test administered by the American College Testing Program. Read more about the ACT at http://www.act.org/.

Smithfield Library branch manager Heather McWilliams said their goals are through Smithfield’s ACT Prep sessions assist patrons in becoming more comfortable in taking the ACT. These sessions use BPL’s online database, the Learning Express Library, a free tool students can access online from home using their library card.

“This is something that becomes easier with practice and we want to ensure patrons have all the tools they need when preparing for college,” McWilliams said. “Using our online database, Learning Express Library, gives students independent knowledge using databases, which is vital when performing research in college classes.”

ACT prep sessions schedule:

ACT Prep: Section Practice
Tuesdays and Thursdays through December 27, 2018, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
You will be able to take practice tests for the five sections of the ACT: English, Math, Science, Reading, and Writing. Free to the public and student walk-ins welcome if computers available.

ACT Prep: Full Test
Saturdays through December 29, 2018, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; 2:00-6:00 p.m. 
Take the ACT test prep through BPL's online database, Learning Express Library. Free but pre-registration is required. Register online through the BPL events calendar or call 205-324-8428.

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