September 15th is National Online Learning Day, a celebration of the wide variety of learning resources available to students online.
The Covid-19 pandemic completely changed education as many students transitioned to online learning and virtual classrooms. Video-conferencing platforms, virtual tutoring, language apps and other learning software have made it possible for students of all ages to learn at home without being in a classroom.
Whether you’re still in school or you consider yourself a lifelong learner, the Yonkers Public Library has a wide variety of resources available to you so you can celebrate Online Learning Day not just today, but every day.
Learn about some of the unique online learning you can access with your Yonkers Public Library card!
If you’re looking to learn something new or freshen up your skills, be sure to check out Gale Courses. There are over 360 instructor-led courses, ranging from accounting and business to healthcare to personal development, and many more. Courses run for six weeks and there are new sessions every month.
Want to bulk up your resume for job applications? Check out LinkedIn Learning. There are a wide variety of interactive lessons on technology, creative and business topics. Develop skills in social media marketing, coding, video editing, and more!
Trying to learn more about your family history? HeritageQuest Online is a comprehensive treasure —rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more. Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online.
Chilton Service Manuals
Looking to learn how to take care of your own vehicle so you don’t always have to rely on a mechanic? Chilton Service Manuals offers videos on repair instructions for a wide variety of make and model combinations for most popular cars and trucks from the past 30 years. The Chilton Library also offers scheduled maintenance intervals, labor estimating, recalls and service bulletins.
DMV Practice Tests
If you’re trying to get your driver’s license, a motorcycle license, or a commercial driver's license (CDL), you can access free online practice tests
In Learning Express, students and adult learners can improve their skills required for academic and career success. Some practice tests include TASC, SAT, PSAT, ACT, AP, career certification tests such as NCLEX-RN, Praxis I and II, and more.
Este centro ofrece práctica para mejorar las habilidades básicas, práctica para el examen de TASC o ser ciudadano estadounidense.
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Need a little extra help with your schoolwork? Tutor.com is an online tutoring service that connects students to qualified tutors in math, science, social studies, and English via the Internet. You can also get job search help, prep for standardized tests for grad school, and prep for the AP exams, the SAT, PSAT, and the ACT. Tutoring is available in Spanish.
Mango Languages is designed to teach you conversational abilities in many foreign languages including Spanish, French, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Korean and ESL courses. Now offering language learning through film!
Mango Languages es un recurso que le ayuda aprender inglés, francés, japonés, chino mandarin, coreano y más. Usando situaciones de la vida real y conversaciones actuales, aprenda como comunicarse.(Necesita tarjeta de la biblioteca)
Check out all of these services and more digital resources available for free with your library card. Happy Learning!
Alison Robles is a part-time page at the Crestwood Library. She is an avid reader with a passion for YA lit, historical fiction and fantasy. A Yonkers native, she graduated from Iona University in 2020 with a dual-degree in Marketing and Public Relations. She is pursuing a Masters in Information and Library Science from the University at Buffalo.