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Career Cruising is a website that lets you identify which careers will be the best fit for you. Answer a series of questions on your skills and interests, and you'll learn more about career pathways and post-secondary educational opportunities. Log in to your personal account to build a portfolio, create a personalized four-year high school plan, save careers and schools of interest, create professional looking resumes, and learn about the costs and benefits of going to school and getting a job. It's a one-stop shop to reach your career and college goals.

This resource is supported by the State Library of Ohio with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


Looking for a good book? Seventh grade students from the Dayton Regional STEM School have created podcast recommendations for you! Click here to get brief, intriguing summaries of some awesome books to try.

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Teen Fiction Contest Accepting Entries


OPEN JANUARY 1-31, 2018

Area teens interested in creative writing are invited to enter the Dayton Metro Library’s Teen Fiction Contest, January 1-31, 2018. The contest is open to teens in grades 7 through 12 who reside in Montgomery County.

Teens can enter in one of three categories: Flash Fiction for stories of under 500 words, General Fiction for stories of 500-2,000 words, and Fan Fiction (up to 2,000 words).

“We want teens to tell us an interesting, unique, scary, sad, or funny story,” said Teen Services Librarian Mary Beth Rogers. “The stories will be judged on creativity, plot, and characters - but spelling, grammar, and punctuation are important too.”

Winners will be chosen in two age categories: Grades 7-9 and Grades 10-12. Winners receive an Amazon gift card in the amount of $100 for first place, $75 for second place and $50 third place in each category. An awards presentation is scheduled for Saturday, March 17, 2:00 in the Main Library Bassani Theater Off Third.

Entries must be typed and submitted via email to by January 31, 2018.

Click here for full contest rules and information, call 937.463.2665 or email

Academic Search Premiere

This is the good stuff – reliable, scholarly resources in the world’s largest academic database! You’ll find full articles from more than 4,500 magazines, academic journals and other resources.


Here’s a user-friendly site with articles from magazines and scholarly journals, newspapers, websites, photographs, maps - even TV and radio transcripts. Includes the MLA and APA citations you need to back up your research.
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