Press Release
   

For Immediate Release
Contact: Nora Roughen
(937) 642-1876 x 36
July 12, 2005

Marysville Public Library Announces LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library is a new reference database that offers library users unlimited, 24/7 access to targeted, skill-building interactive courses in math, reading and writing as well as hundreds of online interactive practice exams. Practice exams include: advanced placement, the SAT, GED, U.S. Citizenship, and civil service positions. Complete answer explanations accompany each response so that users understand why a particular answer is correct or incorrect.

Each practice exam includes instant diagnostic score reports that help users target aspects of the exam that need the most attention. To help students master the SAT and recently added essay, instant score reports provide immediate feedback on each one of five writing skill areas.

LearningExpress users must register and create an account from a library computer using a library card. There is no charge to obtain a library card. Thereafter, the account that was created at the library is accessible from any computer with internet access. (home, work, computer lab, etc.)

The following exams are offered through the LearningExpress Library:

ADVANCED PLACEMENT
BUSINESS WRITING SUCCESS SKILLS
CIVIL SERVICE
COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS
COSMETOLOGY
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SKILLS IMPROVEMENT
EMS
FIREFIGHTER
GED
GRADUATE SCHOOL ENTRANCE EXAMS
HIGH SCHOOL SKILLS IMPROVEMENT
JOB & CAREER SUCCESS
LAW ENFORCEMENT
MATH SKILLS IMPROVEMENT
MIDDLE SCHOOL SKILLS IMPROVEMENT
MILITARY
READING SKILLS IMPROVEMENT
REAL ESTATE
RESUME AND INTERVIEWING SUCCESS SKILLS
SKILLS IMPROVEMENT COURSES
SKILLS IMPROVEMENT WITH SPANISH INSTRUCTIONS
TEACHING
TECHNICAL AND CAREER COLLEGE SKILLS
TOEFL
U.S. CITIZENSHIP
WRITING IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
WRITING SKILLS IMPROVEMENT

The two year pilot project is funded by The State Library of Ohio and OPLIN with an additional Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant to Libraries Connect Ohio, a collaborative project of the State Library of Ohio, OPLIN, OhioLINK, INFOhio and other library organizations. LearningExpress Library will join the core research databases Libraries Connect Ohio provides Ohioans.

The Marysville Public Library, Main and Raymond Branch are a part of the Central Library Consortium, giving the residents of the Marysville School District access to over a million items from the best libraries in Central Ohio. Visit the library on the web at www.marysvillelib.org or for more information about programming call, (937) 642-1876 x 36