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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No Air Conditioning May 27-June 4
Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Please be advised that the library’s chiller is being replaced, so the library will...

Suburban Life Column: Homemade Readers Summer Reading Challenge
Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The library’s Homemade Readers Summer Reading Challenge was featured in a recent Suburban Life...

An Afternoon with Elizabeth Berg
Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Berg will visit IPPL to talk about her...

Seventy years since Victory in Europe
Posted on Thursday, May 07, 2015

On May 8, 1945, victory over the Axis powers was declared in Europe.  Read...

Local Artist Donates Painting to IPPL
Posted on Thursday, May 07, 2015

IPPL is the proud recipient of an oil painting created and donated by Willowbrook...

Staff Recommendations

Words and Pictures (2013) PG-13
Posted on Friday, May 29, 2015

Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche play an art teacher (Binoche) and an English teacher (Owen) who work at a Maine prep school. They both are battling their own demons when...

The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks (2011)
Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2015

Some of Nicholas Sparks’ novels are just really sad, but I still loved this one and have to recommend it. The character development and the plot have just the right...

Goodreads
Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2015

Keep track of the books you read, rate books, write reviews, and interact with other readers. Be sure to connect with IPPL at Goodreads....

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