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Library Page Program teaches students research skills to use in collegeSubmitted: 07/22/2014

Karolina Buczek
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kbuczek@wjfw.com

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ANTIGO - The Antigo Public Library can help high school students better prepare for college.

The library's page program helps students become familiar with all of the library's resources. The students get paid to work at least 12 hours a week during the school year. They have a lot of responsibilities like shelving books and helping the librarians.

Librarians think getting them familiar with library will help them succeed in college.

"It's surprising how many kids go to college freshman year and they don't understand how the Dewey Decimal system works," says Children's Librarian Jackie Rammer. "They don't understand how to find a book in the library. Getting experience at a small library, such as the Antigo Public Library, will help you."

Librarians believe students need to be comfortable in the library because they'll spend a lot of time there in college. They think the page program can put students more at ease when they're doing research.

"It'll help you when you go into those academic libraries, just getting situated, getting comfortable with books, comfortable around automated catalogs," says Rammer."That is really a wonderful tool."

Students can still apply for the program online.

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