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Friday, May 27, 2016
All libraries will be closed for  Memorial Day on Monday, May 30th.  Normal library hours will resume on Tuesday,

May 31st.

Upcoming Events

On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!: Fueling Your Engine

srp-childrenLearn healthy habits to keep your body's engine running. Prepare a healthy snack with Sarah Ellis, from Citrus County Extension Services; enjoy a food group relay and movement cube fun.

Central Ridge
Thursday, June 09, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Lakes Region
Wednesday, June 15, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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Get in the Game READ: Throwback Games

srp-yaJoin us for an afternoon filled with games that you used to love. Bring back memories, laugh, play, and hang out with your friends as you enjoy games and activities from your childhood.

Floral City
Thursday, June 09, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Central Ridge
Tuesday, June 28, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Get in the Game - READ: Goofy About Golf

srp-yaGet goofy about golf playing a round of library mini golf, the card game Golf, table golf and more!

Homosassa
Thursday, June 09, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Coastal Region
Tuesday, June 14, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Floral City
Thursday, June 30, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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Friends of the Central Ridge Library Meeting

centralThe Friends of the Library are non-profit organizations dedicated to enhancing public library service for the citizens of Citrus County.

Friends are people who love books, love to read, and want to help others enjoy the pleasure of reading. Friends donate time and resources to the libraries and Friends’ organizations. Friends believe that they can make the difference between a good Library System and a great Library System. Friends of the Library work to make libraries and their community better.

Become part of a fun group that makes a real difference. You can download an application form, fill it out, and bring it into your local library today.

Central Ridge
Thursday, June 9, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Clothespin Creations

Put down your laundry and see what else you can do with those clothespins. Come create a small household project made using recycled cans and clothespins decorated with paint or paper. Registration is required.

Homosassa
Wednesday, June 08, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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On Your Mark, Get Set, READ: Yoga Fun

srp-childrenStretch like a tree and roar like a lion while exploring yoga. Learn different poses, breathing techniques, and balance through stories and games with yoga instructor Dawn Waltonbaugh.

Lakes Region
Wednesday, June 08, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Homosassa
Friday, June 10, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Central Ridge
Thursday, June 16, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Coastal Region
Monday, June 20, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Floral City
Thursday, June 23, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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Education

FINANCIAL AID
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- From the U.S. Department of Education.
FinAid - Comprehensive guide to scholarships, loans, savings, military aid, and more.

HOME SCHOOLING
American Homeschool Association (AHA)
- Include an online news and discussion list which provides news, information, and resources for homeschoolers, media contacts, and education officials.
Florida Home Schooling

Florida Parent-Educators Association - Provides support for the legal right to homeschool, local school board education and interaction, support group networking, a state convention, local conferences and events, informative communications, and by giving individual encouragement.

READING LISTS FOR CITRUS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Elementary Schools & Middle Schools
Read the Books
~Accelerated Books & Reading Counts

RESOURCES
Internet Public Library 
- Library services for Internet users. Activities include: finding, evaluating, selecting, organizing, describing, and creating information resources, and direct assistance to individuals through the "Ask A Question" Service.

Awesome Library - Organizes the Web with 31,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent in education.
EduHound
- Everything for education K-12.
FCAT Explorer -
Interactive practice site available for all students in Citrus County. Log in is required. Student sign-in name is their last name and first initial; password consists of the first four letters of their last name and their month and day of birth.
           
For example: John Smith born April 26 would sign-in as Smithj and use the password smit0426.
Khan Academy - A personalized learning resource for all ages.
Learning Network Blog - Teaching and Learning with The New York Times.
Students.gov - An official U.S. government web site designed for college students and their families, providing easy access to information and resources from the U.S. government.

SCHOOLS
Citrus County School District -
Citrus County K-12 public schools.
Distance LearningFrom About.com.
Florida Private Schools

Greatschools.net - A national, independent nonprofit organization committed to helping parents choose schools, support children's education, and improve community schools.
National Association of Independent Schools - Locate schools, access a free career center, and browse thousands of items by topic.
School Districts in Florida

Search for Public Schools - From the National Center for Education Statistics.

COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
Bethune-Cookman University
Braintrack University Index
- A worldwide university-index on the Internet. Contains information about universities, polytechnics, colleges and other higher educational institutions from all over the world.
College of Central Florida (CCF) - With campuses and centers located throughout Marion, Citrus and Levy counties.
CollegeNET
- Over 1500 customized Internet admissions applications built for college and university programs. When applying to more than one program, save redundant typing since common data automatically travels from form to form.
Eckerd College
Edward Waters College
Florida Community Colleges & Workforce Education
New College of Florida
Saint Leo University
University of Miami
Withlacoochee Technical College

UNIVERSITIES IN FLORIDA (State University System)
Florida A&M University
- Tallahassee
Florida Atlantic University - Boca Raton
Florida Gulf Coast University - Ft. Myers
Florida International University - Miami
Florida State University - Tallahassee
University of Florida - Gainesville
University of Central Florida - Orlando
University of North Florida - Jacksonville
University of South Florida - Tampa
University of West Florida - Pensacola

WRITING & STYLE GUIDES
APA Formatting and Style Guide - From OWL at Purdue (University).

Citation Aid - This is a comprehensive site that allows you to use several different citations styles.
Citation Style Guide - Guidelines for preparing your paper. From CitationOnline.net.
Electronic References - Covers commonly asked questions regarding how to cite electronic media. From APA Style.org.
MLA Formatting and Style Guide - From OWL at Purdue (University).

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Adult Literacy Services: New Tutor Train…

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Join us for a free Tutor Training Workshop to become a new volunteer adult literacy tutor. Learn proven methods to teach reading, writing, and English...

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Citizenship Classes

Citizenship Classes

Do you dream of becoming an American citizen? Join us at the library for five weeks of classes designed to teach individuals the skills they...

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Pre-GED: Math/Algebra/Geometry

Pre-GED: Math/Algebra/Geometry

Pre-GED Math - In this instructor led class, learners will review adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing whole numbers and fractions, solving word problems, and understanding...

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Pre-GED: Language Arts

Pre-GED: Language Arts

Pre-GED Language Arts - In this instructor led class, learners will review basic grammar, build vocabulary, improve spelling, and increase reading comprehension. Pre-registration is encouraged to...

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Citrus Libraries Adult Literacy Services - New Tutor Training

Did you know that according to the Florida Legislature Report from February, 2014 in Citrus County 1 in 4 people are functionally illiterate and that...

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GED Science Test Prep

GED Science Test Prep

In this instructor led class, learners will take and review practice GED exams on multiple sciences, including: life science, earth science, chemistry, and physics. This...

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Pre-GED: Social Studies

Pre-GED: Social Studies

Pre-GED Social Studies - In this instructor led class, learners review social studies including: U.S. history, world history, civics, geography, and economics. Throughout the course,...

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Pre-GED: Science

Pre-GED: Science

Pre-GED Science - In this instructor led class learners review the basics of multiple sciences which include: life science, earth science, chemistry, and physics. Throughout the course...

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Pre-GED: Essay Writing

Pre-GED: Essay Writing

Pre-GED Essay Writing - In this instructor led class, learners will review how to write an essay and work on increasing their reading comprehension. The...

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Estuary Exploration: A Science Discovery…

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Estuary Exploration: A Science Discovery Summer Camp

The Friends of the Crystal River State Parks, Inc., in partnership with the Florida Park Service, the Florida Coastal Office (FCO) and the Florida Public... Read more

UF/IFAS Extension Services: Summer Yout…

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UF/IFAS Extension Services:  Summer Youth Camps 2016

Looking for something fun (and interesting!) to do when school gets out? Join Citrus County Extension for summer camps. Come to one or come to... Read more

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SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) (2)

If you aren't familiar with Medicare or the other available resources, or if you just want to brush up on what you already know, SHINE... Read more

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion: Mobile …

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CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion: Mobile Unit 1

Staff Assisted Services Schedule and Locations  CareerSource will roll out its Mobile Resource Unit (MOBY1) to the Homosassa Public Library to help residents of Citrus County find... Read more

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Adopt a Pet: Make a difference in your life... and theirs

Barn Cat Program: Safe natural rodent control putting cats to work. If you have a farm, barn, horse stable or warehouse that you need rid of pesky... Read more

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The Citrus County Library System will promote the pursuit of knowledge and deliver quality education to the community, embracing the power of information, imagination, and ideas.