For Immediate Release
March 06, 2012
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BPL Communications Office
Boston teens with plans for college will find the Boston Public Library the place to visit for real-life advice along with opportunities to practice taking the SAT.
Through a partnership with the Princeton Review, the Boston Public Library will offer teens multiple practice test opportunities in March and April. After taking a free practice SAT at the Boston Public Library, participants will receive a performance report with suggestions on how to improve their score.
Offered seven times a year, the SAT tests prospective college students on math, critical reading, and writing. SAT scores are considered an important component of the college admission process. To sign up for one of the four-hour practice SAT exam sessions, teens should visit PrincetonReview.com/Events.
In addition to the practice tests, the Boston Public Library will offer teens the opportunity to learn about college life in a trio of “college life sessions” held at different branch locations across the city. Harvard students will meet with Boston teens in order to candidly discuss what to expect in college. Teens will have the opportunity to ask questions of the Harvard students as part of the John Harvard Book Celebration, which commemorates Harvard University’s 375th birthday.
“By offering these programs, the Boston Public Library will give teens the rare opportunity to learn and make decisions about their college prospects at no cost to them or their families,” said Jessi Snow, Youth Services Coordinator at the Boston Public Library.
The dates and times for free practice SAT exam sessions are:
- Saturday, March 10, 10 a.m., East Boston Branch, 276 Meridian Street
- Saturday, March 10, 10 a.m. Grove Hall Branch, 41 Geneva Avenue, Dorchester
- Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m., Mattapan Branch, 1350 Blue Hill Avenue
- Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m., Hyde Park Branch, 35 Harvard Avenue
- Saturday, March 31, 9:30 a.m., South End Branch, 685 Tremont Street
- Saturday, March 31, 9:30 a.m., Jamaica Plain Branch, 12 Sedgwick Street
- Saturday, March 31, 12 p.m., Dudley Branch, 65 Warren Street, Roxbury
- Saturday, April 28, 12 p.m., Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street
Teens can sign up for the SAT practice sessions online at PrincetonReview.com/Events.
Upcoming college life sessions are scheduled on:
- Tuesday, March 27, at 3 p.m. at the South End Branch, 685 Tremont Street
- Tuesday, March 27, at 4 p.m. at the Mattapan Branch, 1350 Blue Hill Avenue
- Thursday, March 29, at 3 p.m. at the Jamaica Plain Branch, 12 Sedgwick Street
About the BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
For more than 160 years, the Boston Public Library has pioneered public library service in America. Established in 1848, the Boston Public Library was the first publicly supported municipal library in America, the first public library to lend books, the first to have a branch library, and the first to have a children’s room. Today, the Boston Public Library has twenty-seven neighborhood locations, including the Central Library in Copley Square. All of its programs and exhibitions are free and open to the public. At the Boston Public Library, books are just the beginning. To learn more, visit www.bpl.org.