Literacy Resources

In addition to books written for adult new readers, instructional texts and workbooks, literacy games, DVD’s, audio materials, and GED preparation materials, the Library offers numerous online resources to help adult learners achieve their literacy goals:

 
HelpNow provides assistance with tutoring in elementary, middle school, high school, intro college, and adult education. Live online tutors will be available daily from 2:00-11:00 pm while you’re at the library or at home. HelpNow includes a writing lab, SAT/ACT/GED test prep, virtual group workrooms, and live help with English, Social Studies, Science, and Math.
JobNow is a unique service that features expert resume assistance, live interview preparation, and career coaching. JobNow also offers an Adult Learning Center which includes GED and citizenship test preparation, an expert writing lab, study tools, and a unique academic skills center featuring live, online tutors available from 2:00-11:00pm daily.
Learning Express Library 3.0
You will need your library card to log in and then an email address to register. Learning Express Library provides online practice tests that are previews of the official exams including the GED, ASVAB, SAT, ACT, firefighter, corrections officer, realtor and more, as well as computer tutorials for Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and other Microsoft programs.

Mango Online - PCCLD is excited to offer Mango, a new language learning database! Mango offers a fast and convenient solution for our community’s increasing language-learning needs. There are 47 foreign language learning courses, as well as 16 English language learning options. Check out the mobile apps for Android and iPhone to allow the ability to learn a new language wherever you are!

In conjunction with Mango’s arrival, PCCLD will be discontinuing Byki Language Learning as of August 20th. If you have questions about your Byki account or how to access Mango please contact Andrew Bregar at 553-0213 or contact the Reference and Readers Advisory Desk at 562-5601.

Proliteracy Education Network
ProLiteracy is the oldest and largest nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing adult literacy and basic education in the United States. This website provides free reading, writing, math, citizenship, and basic life skills resources for adult literacy and ESOL learners and tutors.

Goodwill Community Foundation (GCFLearnFree)
Ideal for Adult Basic Education and ESL students, GCFLearnFree.org® creates and provides quality, innovative online learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy and math skills needed to be successful in both work and life. This website provides instruction that is highly interactive and ideal for visual and auditory learners.

Vocabulary Spelling City
This is an educational game website that can be used with Adult Basic Education and ESL students to help them learn vocabulary and spelling through interactive learning games and activities.

TV 411 -
Using video clips and interactive exercises, this website helps adults gain the basic reading, writing, math, and science skills they need to achieve their educational, career, and personal goals.

U.S.A. Learns
Ideal for ESL students, this website offers free interactive lessons to help adults learn English, improve basic reading, writing, speaking and life skills. Students register so they can save their work and scores, see what lessons they have completed, and start where they stopped last. There is a video introduction that teaches how to register and use the program.