The friends of the library would like to thank all of the individuals and groups who decorated trees to enter in the contest this year. Thanks also to the panel of judges (Rhonda Miller, Margo Redlinger and Kathy Kaldenberg) and to all those who bid on the trees.
The latest version of LearningExpress Library, the powerful online learning resource for academic and career development, is now available on the library website. Version 3.0 features a new tutorial and test-preparation platform, with easier access to skill-building resources and new features designed to help students and adults prepare for success in school and in life. Centers– a collection of related materials organized around a theme or classification of user including school (grades 4-12), college, GED® test prep, college preparation, career, adult learning, and recursos para Hispanhoblantes (Spanish) centers– make it easier for adults and students to locate the resources they need when they need it. Patrons can search and access tutorials before signing into and downloading content to their secure personalized portfolios, “My Center.”
New test features include both timed and untimed practice modes which help students and adults prepare for a wide range of academic exams– such as the GED® test, COOP, HSPT®, SAT*, ACT®, AP*, PSAT/NMSQT*, ACCUPLACER®, ASSET®, and COMPASS®, career certification tests such as NCLEX-RN®, Praxis I® and II®, and more, and build skills in math, reading, writing and basic sciences.
Tests, tutorials or ebooks accessed on LearningExpress Library 2.0 will not be transferred over to Version 3.0. However, Version 2.0 will continue to be active for a few months to allow users to finish any previously accessed items. LearningExpress Library 2.0. Users will need to set up a new user account in Version 3.0. Stop by the library or visit our website (www.solon.lib.ia.us ) to learn how you can have online access to these beneficial learning resources for work and school– anytime, anywhere.