Free Preparing for College Series Offered by FCPL

Turn to Your Public Library for the Support You Need to Get Your Teens into College


Images provided by Shutterstock

On Monday evening, a session on SAT Test Strategies will be conducted at Southside Branch Library in Winston-Salem. This is just one of many opportunities for teens and families to get a jump on preparing for college. 

"Today, you need to be working on getting into college as early as your sophomore and junior years of high school," says Jody Lohman, information services reference librarian for Forsyth County Public Library. 

It is also important that teens and their parents have as much information as possible, as well as the necessary tools, to open the doors of opportunity wide when it comes to pursuing the college path. That is why Lohman has organized the Preparing for College Series at Forsyth County Public Library. The series is geared toward teens interested in applying for and attending college, but is also pertinent to parent of teens and the community at large. Each session is free and open to the public. 

Many of the sessions for this series have already been scheduled. Some, such as those pertaining to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), are still in the planning stages, especially in light of recent revisions to the FAFSA application opening date

Here is a list of Preparing for College Series sessions already planned for 2016-17: Unless otherwise noted, sessions will be held at Southside Branch Library.

Writing a Great College Essay, Monday, September 19

Financial Pitfalls Facing College Students, Monday, October 17

Getting the Most from College Visits, Monday, November 14 (Rural Hall Auditorium)

ACT Test Strategies, Monday, January 9

Getting the Most from College Visits, Monday, January 30

Road to College: Helping Students and Parents Experience a Smooth Ride, Monday, February 27

Road to College: Helping Students and Parents Experience a Smooth Ride, Monday, March 6 (Rural Hall Auditorium)

Navigating Highly Selective College Admissions, Monday, March 27

In addition to the Preparing for College Series, Forsyth County Public Library offers scholarship resources at the Forsyth County Government Center at 201 N. Chestnut St. To learn more, including how to search the Grants to Individuals Online database, call 336-703-3023 or email Jody Lohman directly at to make an appointment.

For middle and high school students, Forsyth County Public Library also offers resources to help with school projects. Teens who need help with research or want to learn about basic online library services that can be accessed for free anytime from anywhere with an Internet connection and a library card are also encouraged to contact Jody Lohman at the above contact number or email address.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Content

15 Things to Do This Weekend in the Triad (June 9-11)

Weekend events, activities, and fun things to do for kids of all ages in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Kernersville, High Point and surrounding area.

Local Students Assist with Development of New Peppercorn Theatre at Kaleideum Play

"The Sky Game" opens Friday, June 16 at Delta Arts Center in Winston-Salem.

Free Movies for Families in the Triad

Free movies for kids, teens and families in Winston-Salem, Greensboro and Kernersville
Edit Module

About this Blog

The Daily Post

Hot topics in the realms of parenting and family life.

About This Blog

Myra Wright has been the editor of Piedmont Parent since 2007 and is mom to three kids, ages 16, 13 and 8. Here, she blogs about parenting as well as news and events for Piedmont Triad parents.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module

Newsletter Sign-Up

Stay connected to what's going on for kids and families in the Triad by signing up for our FREE e-newsletters!


Edit ModuleShow TagsEdit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags

Annual Guides

Education Guide

The all-new 2015-2016 Education Guide is packed with everything parents need to know to navigate more than 500 education options and resources in the Triad, including area preschools, private schools, public school systems, charter schools, boarding schools and academic resources.

GPS [Go. Play. See]

It's your complete family guide to Triad living. Parents are busy and on the go. Use this guide to help you explore all this great area offers for families in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point and surrounding communities.

Exceptional Child

For parents of kids with special needs, finding help and support can be challenging. We've compiled valuable resources for Triad parents in our latest annual publication, Exceptional Child, which is also available as a digital guide.