‚ÄúAdventures in reading‚ÄĚ
By Mallory McKinney
All of our staff were thrilled with the amount of new and old faces that entered the library last week. Every one of our March Break events were brimming with smiling faces, and we hope to see everyone again soon for our regular programing.
The P.E.I. Public Library service is also very pleased to announce that we have added a new program to our online collection. Rocket Languages is a web-based language learning platform that includes 10 self-paced foreign language courses.
Rocket Languages can assist you in learning Egyptian Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish. So if you‚Äôre ever had the itch to try your hand at a new language, give it a shot with this online service. This program can also help you learn American Sign Language, advanced English, English for Japanese speakers, and English for Spanish speakers.
The link can be found on our website (www.library.pe.ca) in the ‚ÄėOnline Databases‚Äô section. This service is perfect for beginners or those with the travel bug. Not only can you access the service in your web browser, but there are also apps that you can download for your Apple or Android device.
This state of the art application gives you real world conversational skills and includes features that allow you to rate your progress and keep track of your learning along the way.
Rocket Languages caters to different types of learners allowing visual as well as audio learners to be successful.
Registration is quick and easy, just have your library card number and email address handy and you‚Äôll be ready to go. Feel free to explore on your own at home or visit us to get started on one of our computers in the library.
For more information about the Summerside Rotary Library and the services we offer, visit 192 Water Street, call 436-7323, or check out www.library.pe.ca.
Mallory McKinney is the literacy and public services librarian at the Summerside Rotary Library.