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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Under the Radar: Audiobooks with Sound Effects
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How-To Expo Videos
Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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Hail Shakespeare!
Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2016

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Charlotte Bronte at 200
Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2016

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New emagazines for kids
Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Take a look at some new emagazines now available using our provider Zinio.  Just...

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The Prince by Vito Bruschini (2015)
Posted on Monday, May 02, 2016

Five hundred years after Machiavelli wrote The Prince, Vito Bruschini appropriately named his novel the same. One might regard this later The Prince as a prequel to Puzo’s Godfather but...

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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