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Our Mission: To enrich lives and build community by providing a welcoming place to read, know, learn and grow.
Now Available: Rosetta Stone
Friends of Collegedale Public Library is happy to announce that patrons will have full online access to Rosetta Stone language-learning software, beginning in March! Particularly useful for students and travelers, this popular learning tool makes it possible to pick up a new language in months instead of years.
All you need to get started is your library card and a computer with Internet access. (Add some headphones and a microphone in order to reap the full benefits of the program.) From the first lesson, you'll have the opportunity to listen to native speakers in each chosen language and to respond using a microphone, receiving instant feedback on how to improve pronunciation.
Rosetta Stone offers 30 different languages, and you can take your pick from any language and any level of instruction. You'll find hours' worth of foundational instruction that includes core reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills lessons; grammar and vocabulary activities; and more.
Choose one of the following 30 languages that are available via Rosetta Stone: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Dari, Dutch, English (American), English (British), Filipino (Tagalog), French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Pashto, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish (Latin American), Spanish (Spain), Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.
In January, Friends of Collegedale Public Library voted to fund a one-year subscription to the full Rosetta Stone program, and the library will monitor usage statistics before deciding whether or not to make a longer commitment. So take advantage of this dynamic resource now, and share the news within the local community!
Consider becoming a member of the Friends of Collegedale Public Library to help bring more exciting resources like this to our local library. For more information, inquire at the front desk.
2016 Reading Challenge
Looking for a new year's resolution? Take the 2016 reading challenge! Each month features 4 unique categories, and participation can range 1-4 per month. Staff went through exhaustive planning to create this year's challenge, and the results should pay off.
- One per month = Non-conformist
- Two per month = Bookworm
- Three per month = Bibliophile
- Four per month = Juking the stats
Please visit the Library's page to participate, or feel free to take one of our reading challenge printouts at the front desk. We will monitor the Goodreads page and collect papers from those not on Goodreads at the end of the year.Those who complete all 48 categories (Juking the stats) in the year will be entered for a prize drawing.
Good luck! However, books cannot be used for more than one category. Every category should have its own unique title. That type of stats juking is frowned upon.