Pella Chronicle

January 19, 2013

Pella Public Library Offers Access To Over 770 Career and Academic-Oriented Courses and Practice Tests through LearningExpress Library™


The Chronicle

Pella — Improving the job search process, preparing for career certification, raising college entrance test scores, and improving 21st century basic skills are all possible with just the click of a mouse at your local library!  The Pella Public Library now offers 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. This valuable service is available 24/7 from home or from any Internet-enabled computer in the library.

LearningExpress Library is provided for one year to all public and academic libraries in Iowa, at no charge to the libraries, by Iowa Library Services and Iowa Workforce Development.

The LearningExpress Library online learning platform provides over 770 of the most up-to-date test preparation and skill-building resources, helping both students 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 great resume, honing interviewing techniques, and improving business communications. Patrons also have the option of selecting from more than 130 e-Book titles to help learners of all ages prepare for success. The LearningExpress Library includes self-paced study, instant scoring, and diagnostic feedback and can be accessed from any computer that has an Internet connection.

LearningExpress, LLC, is a leading provider of print and online educational and professional resources that are used in over 4,000 libraries and 5,000 schools and benefit over one million students, teachers, administrators, and career professionals around the country.

To find out more about how you can access LearningExpress Library, call the Pella Public Library at 628-4268, check out our website at www.cityofpella.com/library, or stop by and ask one of your local librarians for more information.