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Hampshire, IL 60140
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Mon-Thurs:9:30am - 8:00pm
Friday & Saturday:12:00 pm - 6:00pm
Sunday:CLOSED

Language Learning, Enrichment, and Education

Language Learning

Transparent Language Online: Transparent Language Online offers unlimited access to more than 100 online language courses, packed with pronunciation, speech, grammar, writing and vocabulary-building lessons. Patrons have the ability to write or speak their answers, practice pronunciation by slowing down the on-screen examples, and converse with native speakers though interactive videos. Patrons can learn on their own time, at their own pace in the library, in the comfort of their own home, or on the go with the Transparent Language app.

Enrichment

Creativebug: Creativebug is the number one inspirational resource for DIY, crafters and makers. Creativebug.com has more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. You’ll find projects for every occasion. Enjoy unlimited access to instructional videos and nourish your creative soul. Log in with your library card number and PIN.

Education and Learning

LearningExpress Adult Core Skills
The Adult Core Skills center helps adults achieve their personal, education and career goals by offering resources to help them improve their basic skills in reading, writing, and math, and prepare for the U.S. citizenship exam. You can register by using your email and creating a password.

LearningExpress Recursos en Español
Herramientas de aprendizaje, carrera y ciudadanía en español. Este centro ofrece a los adultos que están muy ocupados los recursos para mejorar sus habilidades básicas, ganar sus credenciales de GED® o ser ciudadano estadounidense. Puede registrarse usando su correo electrónico y creando una contraseña.

Brainfuse HelpNow

Brainfuse HelpNow offers a comprehensive suite of online academic services designed to support many learning needs and styles. Providing live tutoring in our online classroom, the ability to upload assignments for review, and many more tools to help you master your classes

DigitalLearnDigitalLearn.org, is an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant-funded project to create an online hub for digital literacy support and training. DigitalLearn.org is being undertaken in partnership with ALA’s Office of Information Technology Policy and Chief Officers of State Library Agencies, as well as bringing together a diverse group of stakeholders including representatives from national agencies, state libraries, public libraries, community organizations, and many others. Included in DigitalLearn.org is a collection of self-directed tutorials for end-users to increase their digital literacy, and a community of practice for digital literacy trainers to share resources, tools and best practices.

School and Career Transition

LearningExpress Career Preparation Center
Are you preparing for a professional exam? Are you curious about a particular occupation or looking to improve your workplace skills? Choose the Career Preparation Center and begin your path to a bright future. You can register by using your email and creating a password.

LearningExpress College Admissions Test Preparation
Getting into college is an important step to building a strong future. First, you must do well on your college admission tests and write a personal essay that highlights your special talents. Use this center to get the resources you need to achieve your college preparation goals. You can register by using your email and creating a password.

LearningExpress College Center
The College Center provides valuable resources that help college students strengthen their academic skills, prepare for placement tests, and get ready for graduate school entrance exams. You can register by using your email and creating a password.

LearningExpress High School Equivalency Center
Earning a high school equivalency credential can open the door to better income, a more fulfilling job, and a college education. If you are preparing for the GED® test, HiSET® or TASC exams, the High School Equivalency Center’s practice tests, interactive tutorials, and e-books will help you reach your goal. You can register by using your email and creating a password.

LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator
Whether you’re looking to find a new job in your current field or pursue a career in an exciting new industry, get detailed information on more than 1,100 occupations. Find careers that match your skills and interests. Access millions of current job and internship postings.  Create professional resumes and cover letters, master interviewing and networking techniques, and more. You can register by using your email and creating a password.

Testing & Education Reference Center: The Testing & Education Reference Center is a start-to-finish resource with all the information and support materials needed to succeed in education. There are over 300 practice tests and courses, dozens of ebooks with valuable material, information on over 4,000 accredited schools, a scholarship search, and even a resume builder! You can select help by your school level. If asked to enter your password please use your entire 14 digit Ella Johnson Library barcode.