The Life Skills Collection helps people learning to read, speak, and understand English.

The collection offers materials for both students and tutors and includes the following topics: English as a Second Language (ESL), grammar, reading comprehension, pronunciation, business English, vocabulary, culture and more. For questions or suggestions, please contact Joe Popowitch at the Adult Desk at 630/887-8760 ext. 240.

Materials in the Collection

  • Books
  • CDs
  • CD-ROMs
  • DVDs
  • Newspapers: News for You and Elizabeth Claire's Easy English News
  • Literacy Computer
  • Tumblebooks
  • World Book Online
    Includes information on employment, health, transportation, etc. After entering your library card number, click on "World Book Discover" at the right. Next, click on "Go to the Life Skills Center" under the "Life Skills" section along the left.

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Share Your Favorite Book in October
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2014

In October, share a picture of yourself (or selfie) with your favorite book! Photos...

Parking Lot Seal Coating Continues Friday, Sept. 19
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2014

Due to last Friday’s rain, the seal coating and re-striping of our parking lot...

E-Magazines FREE for IPPL Cardholders
Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Did you know that we offer free e-magazines to our cardholders? E-magazines can be...

Art Gallery Display Cases
Posted on Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Do you have a collection, or create three-dimensional art such as pottery? If you...

Parking Lot Seal Coating This Week
Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The library’s parking lot will be seal coated and re-striped this Thursday and Friday,...

Staff Recommendations

Two Weeks (2006) R
Posted on Friday, September 19, 2014

A beautifully given performance by Sally Field as the dying mother of four young adults who return home to be at her bedside to witness her death that stretches out...

Oxygen by Carol Cassella (2008)
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2014

This medical thriller captivated me from the start, with fascinating, thought-provoking descriptions of an anesthesiologist’s role in the operating room. Author Carol Cassella, a practicing anesthesiologist herself, has created an...

Map My Walk
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Get fit while you walk! “MapMyWalk” logs time, distance, pace, elevation and calories burned. Bonus — it tracks and saves your route using GPS, in case you want to walk...

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