Each month, the Seattle Public Library features a “Did You Know” series to help patrons become better acquainted with all the library’s services. Here’s May’s “Did You Know – Facts about your Library”:
Learning Express Library — Practice tests in English and Spanish free online from www.spl.org
Learning Express Library has interactive test prep guides for GED, SAT, ASVAB, citizenship, and lots more. We can help!
From www.spl.org, click on “Articles and Databases,” scroll to “Jobs & Education,” click on “Learning Express Library,” start learning! Requires library cards and pin number.
Language Learning from Seattle Public Library
Learn a language quickly or in depth with help from www.spl.org. Online resources cover over 100 languages. Try Mango Languages, Transparent Languages Online, or Livemocha; even kids can learn a language with Muzzy Online.
Week of May 12th:
Need reading ideas? You can find your next favorite book through NoveList, an extensive database of fiction and non-fiction for all ages that you can access with your Seattle Public Library card. Search by favorite author or book, explore new genres, and find book group discussion guides through this amazing (and addictive) readers’ resource!
Week of May 19th:
The Seattle Public Library offers Story Times for kids and their families in 4 world languages – Mandarin, Spanish, Somali and Vietnamese – at 12 libraries throughout Seattle! You do not need to know the language to attend. Pick up a Story Time brochure at any Library or find the schedule online, and join us for fun multicultural stories and songs.
Week of May 26th:
The Seattle Public Library has not one, but two blogs! Check out Shelf Talk for fascinating and fun posts on books, music, movies & more. Includes weekly columns like Crime Thursdays and Science Fiction Fridays. Push to Talk is our teen blog, written by librarians and Seattle teens. Check out Push to Talk for local teen news and reading ideas!