Yes, it's summer – but that doesn’t mean that learning should stop! Jefferson County Public Library has resources that make it easy to access the information you need to finish a degree or start a new career, namely the Learning Express Library  database.
The database has loads of stuff to help elementary, middle and high school students as well as some guides for college students. For those working toward their GED, the site also has practice exams for writing, math, social studies and science portions of the test as well as online skill-building workshops. We’ve had a number of patrons use this here in Arvada lately and everyone seems to have the same response: this database is awesome!
But it also has a treasure trove for those of us not in school, too. That includes professional exam prep guides for a wide range of careers ranging from Air Traffic Controller to WorkKeys Preparation, including civil service exams for firefighters, police, security guards, nurses, plumbers and electricians. They also have general workplace and job searching skill workshops where you can fine-tune your resume, brush up on interviewing tips and learn better ways to search for jobs online.
Among the most requested resources available on Learning Express Library are the Praxis I and II study guides and practice tests for people going into the field of education. We’ve had several Arvada patrons ask for these in the last few weeks. Or if you simply want to become better at math, writing, science or reading there’s an entire section devoted to skill building for adults.
To access educational material, you’ll have to sign up for free by clicking the “login” button and then selecting “New Users Register Here.” Follow the steps to create the account and you’re ready to download all the materials you need.