Whether beginning kindergarten, graduating high school, starting a career, or finding a new interest in retirement, public libraries have resources to help learners of all ages succeed.
Public libraries are the ideal work spaces. Most have study rooms where you can collaborate or work alone. Libraries also offer laptops and mobile hotspots so you can work on homework assignments or business plans on-the-go.
For the youngest learners, libraries offer interactive storytimes that spark children’s curiosity and teach literacy skills. ERead Kids is a free digital collection of 28,000+ ebooks and audiobooks for kids up to 4th grade. If your youngster enjoys fantasy, mystery, thrills or chills, there’s a book for them in eRead Kids.
And don’t forget about Makerspaces and MANGO Languages for the lifelong learners. Makerspaces are collaborative work spaces for designing, making, learning, exploring, and sharing that use no-tech to high-tech tools. These spaces are open to kids, adults, and entrepreneurs and have a variety of maker equipment including 3D printers, virtual reality glasses, Legos, paint sets, soldering irons, and even sewing machines. Meanwhile, MANGO Languages [mango link] includes dozens of on-demand language courses. Whether studying for class or a hobby, Mango Languages’ easy-to-follow tutorials are your key to learning a new language. Learn French, Spanish, German or any of the more than 70 languages at your own pace.