Tip from the Staff

Remember the good old days, when adult education was available at the local high school? It was so nice to select from a class list and learn something new! It seems nowadays, we are on our own when it comes to learning new skills. You might hear, “Oh just go on Youtube” when you ask your peers about how to learn Photoshop or Excel. But that doesn’t work for all of us. Well, fear not, the library has got you covered.

We now offer Lynda.com, free online classes. Learn Excel or Adobe Illustrator. Take a course on business writing or small business management. Not ready for that level? For those looking for something a bit lighter, there are even courses on cartoon drawing and comic book lettering! Visit our website for more information! Happy learning!

Tip from the Librarian

  The Ocean State Libraries Catalog can be very helpful.  When you find the book that you are looking for, scroll down to see reviews,  a summary, a bio of the author, book profile tags and reading level. The book profile tags will link you to more books like the one you have looked up.  Wow! There are even more books to read. 

  The next list is the books chosen by the same reading level, which can be very handy when searching more that the reluctant reader can just slide right into!

   Using the lookup using the Lexile score can be tricky if you are not sure of the Lexile score which is not the same as the scoring system used in the BWRSD.  So here is a link to a useful chart!

https://www.aplearning.com/images/DownloadPDFs/

Lexile-Conversion-Chart.pdf

Happy reading!

Charlotte

Quick Tip!


Ocean State Libraries Catalog

Librarians love to be efficient. And we bet you do too! We realize time is precious, so, now our system automatically renews your items! Remember, this applies only eligible items. If an item is on hold or non-renewable, it will not be renewed.

To log in and view your account click HERE to access the Ocean State Libraries catalog!