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Tama Library News

From: Julie Shook

February 21, 2013
Library Director , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Tama Library receives Learning Express Library

770 career and academic-oriented courses and practice tests available online

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 the Louise & Lucile Hink/Tama Public Library.

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The 2012 legislature directed Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) to provide $150,000 in funding to Iowa Library Services/State Library "for the purpose of licensing an online resource which prepares persons to succeed in the workplace through programs which improve job skills and vocational test-taking abilities." Thanks to the funding from IWD, Learning Express Library will be available at no charge to all Iowa public and academic libraries for all of 2013.

Visit The Louise & Lucile Hink/Tama Public Library, log on to a computer, and enjoy 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. The service is available 24/7 from any Internet-enabled computer-in your library and even from your home.

The Learning Express 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 resume, honing interviewing techniques, and improving business communications. Library patrons also have the option of selecting from more than 130 e-book titles to help learners of all ages prepare for success. The platform includes self-paced study, instant scoring and diagnostic feedback.

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For more information, call or visit the Louise & Lucile Hink/Tama Public Library-641-484-4484 for more information about this exciting new service.

New Books at The Tama Library: Stop by and Check them Out!

New Fiction Books:

1356: Go with God, but fight like the devil, Cornwell, Bernard

Airtight, Rosenfelt, David

The Blood Gospel, Rollins, James

A Cold and lonely place, Henry, Sara J.

Crystal Cove, Kleypas, Lisa

Deadly stakes, Jance, J. A.

Dream Eyes, Krentz, Jayne Ann

The fifth assassin, Meltzer, Brad

Footprints in the sand, Clark, Mary Jane

Ghostman, Hobbs, Roger

Gone girl, Flynn, Gillian

Guilt: an Alex Delaware novel, Kellerman, Jonathan

Hit Me: a Keller Novel, Block, Lawrence

Husband List, Evanovich, Janet

The Kiss, Patterson, James

Last runaway, Chevalier, Tracy

Moonlight Masquerade,Deveraux, Jude

Odd Interlude, Koontz, Dean

Private Berlin, Patterson, James

Star Wars: Scoundrels, Zahn, Timothy

Shadow woman, Howard, Linda

Suspect, Crais, Robert

Touch & Go, Gardner, Lisa

The twelve tribes of Hattie, Mathis, Ayana

Until the end of time, Steel, Danielle

Week in Winter, Binchy, Maeve

The Year we left home,Thompson, Jean

New Christian Fiction:

Daybreak, Gray, Shelley Shepard

A Dream for Tomorrow, Carlson, Melody

Firefly Island, Wingate, Lisa

Goodbye to Yesterday, Brunstetter, Wanda E.

Home by Dark, Perry, Matta

The Measure of a Lady, Gist, Deeanne

The River Palace, Morris, Gilbert

Rosa's Land, Morris, Gilbert

To Honor and Trust, Peterson, Tracie

Adult Non-Fiction:

Beyond belief" my secret life inside scientology Hill, Jenna Miscavige

Chia seed cookbook, Myseeds chia test kitchen

The Girl in the leaves, Scott, Robert

House of Lies, Rosencrance, Linda

How to retire the Cheapskate way, Yeager, Jeff

The Last line of Defense, Cuccinelli, Ken

Lawn gone, Penick, Pam

Lincoln's last days, O'Reilly, Bill

Obamacare survival guide, Tate, Nicholas

New Kids Books:

The Boy who cried Bigfoot, Magoon, Scott

Grumpy Goat, Helquist, Brett

Hokey Pokey, Spinelli, Jerry

I Funny, Patterson, James

Neferet's Curse, Cast, P. C

Oh so tiny bunny, Kirk, David

Road Trip, Paulsen, Jim

Stealing Air, Reedy, Trent

New Audio Books:

Dream Eyes, Krentz, Jayne Ann

The Last Runaway, Chevalier, Tracy

New Movies:

Transylvania

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

ParaNorman

Pitch Perfect

Secret of the Wings

Total Recall

Trouble with the Curve

Zombieland

Ds:

Hotel Transylvania

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

ParaNorman

Pitch Perfect

Secret of the Wings

Total Recall

Trouble with the Curve

Zombieland

Blu-Ray:

ParaNorman

Pitch Perfect

Secret of the Wings

Total Recall

Trouble with the Curve

NMovies:DVDs:

Hotel Transylvania

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

ParaNorman

Pitch Perfect

Secret of the Wings

Total Recall

Trouble with the Curve

Zombieland

Blu-Ray:

ParaNorman

Pitch Perfect

Secret of the Wings

Total Recall

Trouble with the Curve

DVDs:

Hotel Transylvania

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

ParaNorman

Pitch Perfect

Secret of the Wings

Total Recall

Trouble with the Curve

Zombieland

Blu-Ray:

ParaNorman

Pitch Perfect

Secret of the Wings

Total Recall

Trouble with the Curve

 
 

 

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