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5 Things to Help You Enjoy Your Summer

posted Jun 3, 2014, 12:18 PM by   [ updated Jun 3, 2014, 12:19 PM ]
It is that time of the year again...time to say goodbye to grades, students, and co-workers for a few weeks.  I know we are all sad and will be eager to return in August so here are a few things to help you cope with the days ahead.

1. Matrix Airfare Search- If you are flying anywhere over the summer this can be a really useful tool to help you find the best price on your flight.  Make sure you check the filters and look at the times closely because if you do not narrow it down it will yield results with super long layovers.  We used this to book flights for my family vacation this summer and got a great deal!

2. Shutterfly- You will be having a lot of fun this summer and making many great memories!  Hopefully you will also be taking a lot of photos.  My favorite digital photo store is Shutterfly.  I order all of my pictures from them.  They have great prices and hundreds of great products.  If you order from them once, they will inundate you with free products and coupons.   If you know me, you know I love coupons and I love getting pictures of my son.

3. BookBub- Hopefully your relaxing summer plans include reading a good book or two.  If you sign up for BookBub, you will get a daily email that gives you updates on all of the cheap and free books in your favorite literary genres that you can access from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, or Google.  I have gotten a ton of free books for myself and my baby that I would never have known about if not for BookBub. 

4.   MackinVia- If you want access to even more FREE books, don't forget about our very own e-book platform that we house here at KHS!  Your username is the first part of your email address and your password is your date of birth. We have over 100 e-books that you can access for free and several audio books that you can download and listen to on your mobile device.  If you have any problems with logging on, shoot me an email this summer and I will fix it for you.

5. Kilgore Public Library- And last but not least...another shameless reading plug...don't forget about the Kilgore Public Library.  They have a lot of great things going on for kids this summer and they have many digital resources for their patrons including thousands of e-books and audiobooks.  You don't have to live in Kilgore to get a library card so be sure and check them out during your time off.