Summer Reading 2022
Summer Reading is here! Earn prizes for reading, listening, or related activities! Plus, come to fun events all summer long. Click here to learn more.
Want a printed version? Download a copy of our Reading Activities Checklist, or pick up a printed copy in the library.
Find a Good Book
The IPL staff can help you find that next great read. Lists and recommendations are also available online. Check out the Summer Reading Challenge lists of book recommendations.
Homework Help This service offers free homework help from subject specialists. Live one-to-one help is available 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. for academic subjects and 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. for Job Search Assistance. Free Tutoring in all subjects, including help for the Adult Learner.
Planning to take the ACT? We regularly schedule ACT prep sessions. Take a look at the ACT toolkit provided by Rice Test Prep.
Teen volunteers help with programs, help organize the teen book section, clean, help with displays, and work on special projects. To become a teen volunteer at IPL, complete the application and recommendation forms. For more information, call or visit the library and ask for Michelle.
The Official State of Alabama driver manual may be found here. Free Alabama DMV permit practice tests available at driving-tests.org. Breeze through your DMV test when you study using real questions directly from the official driver’s manual.
Life After High School
Learning Express Library has practice tests to help you prepare for the next phase of your life. That includes: GED, ACT, SAT, and career prep.
Don’t let the name Homework Alabama fool you. That resource can help you prepare for the GED, SAT, and ACT too.
The first step when applying for financial aid is to fill out the FAFSA. Find more resources and helpful information at the Alabama Commission of Higher Education, including the applications for financial assistance.
Finding a Job
Homework Alabama offers one-to-one, real-time assistance with your job search. Online tutors are available to help navigate job sites, complete applications, write/review resumes and cover letters and even practice for an interview.
Alabama Works– Search and apply for jobs in Alabama. Check out the resources page for help with many topics including Veteran resources, training opportunities, and resume writing tools.
AL.com– Find job listings for Birmingham metro area and other cities in the state.