Oak Lawn Community High School English teacher and department chair Jeff Vazzana welcomed teen librarian Izabel Gronski to speak to the new class Transition to College English. This new English class is designed to help students with the next step in their lives: leaving high school. After high school, students will not have the support that a high school provides. One of the most vital resources high school seniors need is college and career information. One such resource is the local library.
Izabel showed the students how they can get a library card, search for jobs, access the library’s databases, find volunteer opportunities, and get involved with the library’s programming. The library is a place students can use the rest of their lives. The library offers table space, free Wi Fi, study rooms, computers, virtual programs, eBooks, and audio books.
Jeff said, “It’s fantastic that Oak Lawn Public Library was able to make inroads with this class, and I hope that they can continue to meet with our seniors for years to come. The Oak Lawn Public Library is one of the best in the state, and we should do everything we can to help our students get into that building and understand the services they provide. This is a small step on the path to help make our students lifelong readers, critical thinkers, and library patrons.”