Library Closed - Blizzard Warning!

The Library will be Closed
on Monday, February 8
due to inclement weather.

 
Duolingo

Mango Languages Canceled - Welcome to Duolingo!

The Library regrets to announce that we've cancelled our subscription to Mango Languages due to its high cost and relatively low usage. Fortunately, although we're no longer able to offer Mango, we're pleased to introduce you to Duolingo. In 2015, PC Magazine said, "Duolingo was the first free language-learning program to rival expensive paid programs. The website and companion mobile apps remain the best free language-learning program you can find, making Duolingo an Editors' Choice. The content is so good, that Duolingo ranks among the best software for learning a language, even when measured against paid programs." In 2013, it was was selected by Apple as iPhone App of the Year and by Google as "Best of the Best for Android."

Duolingo currently offers 12 languages (Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Irish, Turkish, Danish, Russian and Norwegian) and plans to add Ukrainian, Esperanto, Polish, Welsh, Vietnamese and Hungarian some time soon. Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Romanian, Swahili, Hindi, Indonesian and Klingon are also in early development.

 
NPR Books 2015

NPR's Book Concierge:   Guide To 2015's Great Reads

NPR's site provides a searchable list of some 260 titles loved by both NPR staff and critics this year. Browse the list of titles or covers, or search by Genre or advanced search. You can also look at previous year's recommendations.

 
1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Login Under Construction: Great news! We are getting a new site for 1000 Books, but don't let this slow you down! Keep reading and save your entries - we hope to be back up and running in two weeks. We appreciate your patience as we make this improvement.

Middleborough Public Library invites you to join us and read ...

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Studies have shown that young children who are read-to regularly can read and write their own names and count higher at an earlier age then children who were not. We know that reading is key to brain development, language skills, and building a vocabulary. Join our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program and share the joy of reading with your child.

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Learning Express Library

Learning Express Library - a provider of online test preparation for many of the most widely used academic tests - recently announced that new resources will be added to LearningExpress Library™ in the first quarter of 2016. Here are the highlights:

  • Test Prep for the New 2016 SAT Test
    • Sixteen (16) practice tests and five (5) test preparation tutorials will be added to the College Preparation Center for the new SAT test. It includes an "Introduction to the 2016 SAT" tutorial, and a tutorial and four (4) practice exams each for the Reading, Writing and Language, Math, and Essay test sections. Practice tests will be available on February 1, followed by the tutorials in late March.
  • New ACT® and AP Practice Tests
    • Sixteen (16) newly revised ACT® practice tests covering English, reading, math, and science were added to meet the latest official test specifications. Advanced Placement (AP) Statistics practice exams are now available and there are new AP European History exams to match the spring 2016 test redesign. All are in the College Preparation Center.
New Career Center Resources WorkKeys® assessments include two new test subjects, Applied Technology and Business Writing, with two (2) full-length practice exams for each. Practice exams for the new Praxis II: Elementary Education: Content Knowledge (5018) test were also added. New School Center Resource Added is a new high school reading tutorial aligned to the Common Core State Standards. New eBooks The eBook collection has been enhanced with Medical Assistant Flash Review, MCAT®: Power Practice, and new editions of EMT Flash Review, Firefighter Exam, and College Placement Math Success in 20 Minutes a Day. MARC Records MARC records are available to help your patrons easily discover LearningExpress resources. New files will be available in mid-January. Access them through the "Librarian Resources" link on your LearningExpress Library homepage and update your records.