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At the Library

By Debbie Stanton, Washington Public Library director | Apr 08, 2013

Testing-Taking and Skill-Building with LearningExpress Library

Thanks to funding from Iowa Workforce Development, a wonderful online tool called LearningExpress Library is available at no charge to library patrons for all of 2013.

Use Learning Express and you’ll enjoy free, unlimited access to interactive skill-building courses in math, reading and writing, as well as a broad range of practice tests based on official exams such as the ACT, SAT, GED, ASVAB Core, and EMT Basic, as well as firefighter, police officer, paramedic, Allied Healthcare, U.S. citizenship, postal worker, cosmetology, and real estate agent and broker exams. The service is available 24/7 from any Internet-enabled computer — in the library or at home.

The LearningExpress Library online platform provides over 770 of the most up-to-date test preparation and skill-building resources, helping both youth and adults prepare for a wide range of academic and career-oriented exams, as well as improve basic skills in reading, writing and math. In addition, job-skills tutorials are available to assist in creating a resume, honing interviewing techniques and improving business communications. Library patrons also have the option of selecting from more than 130 e-book titles to help learners of all ages prepare for success. The platform includes self-paced study, instant scoring and diagnostic feedback.

Access the LearningExpress Library from the Digital Collection Web page at <www.washington.lib.ia.us/digital> and get learning today.

The following new materials are available:

Gifts & Memorials

From Six-on-Six to Full Court Press by Janice A. Beran given in memory of Tom English by the Lee & Shirley Schooley family

Adult Fiction

Z by Therese Anne Fowler, Ready to Die by Lisa Jackson, Starting Now by Debbie Macomber, Stepping Stone/Love Machine by Walter Mosley

Large Print Fiction

Starting Now by Debbie Macomber

Young Adult Fiction

The Believing Game by Eireann Corrigan, Doomed by Tracy Deebs, The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost, Shadow Boxer by Chris Lynch, If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch

Young Adult Nonfiction

Doctor Who series 3 volume 1

Juvenile Fiction

The Quilt Walk by Sandra Dallas, The Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck

by Emily Fairlie, The Sports Pages by Jon Scieszka, The Secret Tree by Natalie Standiford, Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead, One Came Home by Amy Timberlake

Easy Children's

Peepsqueak! by Leslie Ann Clark, Orange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett, Cat Talk by Patricia MacLachlan, Sailing the Unknown by Michael J. Rosen, The Dark by Lemony Snickett

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