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Adult Literacy Resources

Find online activities to learn and practice English.

ESL Resources
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The New York Times

Get free access to New York Times News, Games, Cooking, Wirecutter, and The Athletic—including apps— from anywhere: Whether you are at the library or at home, you can access the full world of The New York Times from anywhere with 24-hour access codes! These codes will allow you unlimited
24-hour access to News, Games, Cooking, Wirecutter and The Athletic.


1. Go to our library’s dedicated URL to redeem a 24-hour access code.
2. Your code will auto-populate. Click redeem.
3. You will need to either register for a free account or log in to your existing account.
4. After receiving confirmation that your access code is valid, you will have 24-hours of complimentary access to the full world of The New York Times, including News, Games, Cooking, Wirecutter and The Athletic.
5. Once your 24-hour access code expires, you can simply repeat the process from Step 1 to redeem another 24-hour code.

Rosetta Stone

Improve your English or learn another language with Rosetta Stone Library Solution. This is an effective, easy-to-use program that allows you to learn a new language on your own time. You can use this software with your Ridgefield Park Public Library card.  If you don't have a card, come on in to our library and get a library card with proof of Ridgefield Park residence or start the process online.

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ESL Resources

Adult Literacy Resources

Digital Services Provided by Ridgefield Park Library

Digital Services

ePermitTest

ePermitTest.com offers free DMV practice tests, driver's education resources, and driver's license study guides that help thousands of driver's license applicants prepare for the DMV knowledge test. The collection of quizzes includes several full-length tests, a DMV practice test signs quiz, a traffic signals test, and a quiz that targets alcohol awareness issues.

 

Go to https://www.epermittest.com/ to get started now!

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Udemy

Learn and improve skills across business, tech, design, and personal interests. Connect to 4,000+ on-demand video courses taught by world-class instructors. Courses cover the freshest and most relevant content including:

  • Leadership and Management

  • Coding

  • Design

  • Marketing 

  • IT operations

  • Data science

  • Project management

  • Human resources

  • Sales 

  • Accounting and finance

  • Productivity

  • Digital videos

  • Writing

  • Public Speaking

  • And more!

Click on the link to enroll. Gale Presents Udemy.

The New York Times

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Get free access to New York Times News, Games, Cooking, Wirecutter, and The Athletic—including apps— from anywhere: Whether you are at the library or at home, you can access the full world of The New York Times from anywhere with 24-hour access codes! These codes will allow you unlimited
24-hour access to News, Games, Cooking, Wirecutter and The Athletic.


1. Go to our library’s dedicated URL to redeem a 24-hour access code.
2. Your code will auto-populate. Click redeem.
3. You will need to either register for a free account or log in to your existing account.
4. After receiving confirmation that your access code is valid, you will have 24-hours of complimentary access to the full world of The New York Times, including News, Games, Cooking, Wirecutter and The Athletic.
5. Once your 24-hour access code expires, you can simply repeat the process from Step 1 to redeem another 24-hour code.

Learning Express Library is an interactive online learning platform featuring over 770 practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks related to:

  • Job search and workplace skills improvement

  • Career certification

  • Licensing exam preparation

  • College entrance and graduate school admissions

  • Exam preparation

  • TOEFL practice tests

  • GED exam preparation 

  • Basic skills improvement in reading, writing, and math for all age groups.

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This resource provides detailed, current directory information on more than 12 million U.S. businesses, 102 million U.S. residents, 683,000 U.S. healthcare providers, 1 million Canadian business, and 11 million Canadian residents.

Access to this database is provided by the New Jersey State Library.

Access to this database is provided by the New Jersey State Library. Click here to sign in.

Learn the following:

  • How to search the internet

  • Access email

  • Create a resume

  • Sign up for Facebook

  • Buy a plane ticket

  • Search for jobs

  • And more!

    Get connected. Anything is possible.
    Need help? Ask a librarian today. Click here and the learning begins!

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A free e-book library of 172 graphic novels and comics available for children and teens in New Jersey.

Select from thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks, & eMagazines to enjoy on your computer or portable device. All you need is your Ridgefield Park Public library card.

eBooks

eAudiobooks

eMagazines

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Online
Databases

Prepare for a test subjects like: health, self-care, nursing, legal information, biographical citations, entrepreneurship, economic studies, environmental studies, and so much more! 

Have your library card ready to access the Online Databases below. Don't have a library card? Click here to begin the registration process for a Ridgefield Park Public Library card.  

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More Free Online Learning Resources 

​These resources are available without needing a library card. ​These websites are not purchased or maintained by the Ridgefield Park Library.

Learning about Internet Safety!

Medline Plus

MedlinePlus provides free, authoritative, and evaluated health information. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, It is updated daily and offers reliable information on over 1000 diseases and conditions in a variety of languages.  here is no advertising on this site, nor does MedlinePlus endorse any company or product.

GCFLearnFree.org

The Goodwill Community Foundation has created and provided quality, innovative online learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy and math skills needed to be successful in both work and life. Browse hundreds of tutorials and classes absolutely free. Visit GCFLearnFree.org to find out more.​

Digital Learn​ 

If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, Digital Learn has the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.​

Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment​ 

The Northstar Digital Literacy Project defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. The ability of adults to perform these tasks can be assessed through online, self-guided modules. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in ten main areas: Basic Computer Use, Internet, Windows Operating System, Mac OS, Email, Microsoft Word, Social Media, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Information Literacy.​

Khan Academy​ 

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Subjects include math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.​

edX 

Take free online courses from the best universities and institutions in the world — Harvard, MIT, UC Berkeley, Microsoft, Tsinghua University, The Smithsonian and more.​

Code Academy​

Free online coding courses for ages elementary and up​.

DreamBuilder 

DreamBuilder is a free, online learning program designed for women interested in starting or growing their own business, or for women who are simply interested in exploring the idea of entrepreneurship. ​

Museum
Passes

The Ridgefield Park Library has museum and nature centers for village patrons with a ridgefield park library card.  stop by the ridgefield park library for further information.

Museum Pases
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Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an urban botanic garden that connects people to the world of plants, fostering delight and curiosity while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment.

 

Located at 150 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11225.

Museum pass includes admission for 2 adults and accompanying children under 17. 2 passes available. 

Children’s Museum of Manhattan

We do what is good for children. By creating experiences at the intersection of the arts, sciences and the humanities, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan helps children and families thrive at home, at school, and in the community. These experiences include exhibitions, classes, workshops, performances, and festivals.

Located at the Tisch Building, 212 West 83rd Street, New York, NY 10024.

Museum pass includes admission for 4 people (includes adults and children). 2 passes available.

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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex

New York City’s Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex is an educational and cultural non-profit institution centered on the aircraft carrier Intrepid. The mission of the Museum is to promote the awareness and understanding of history, science and service through its collections, exhibitions and programming in order to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth. Join us for a dynamic, interactive and educational journey for all ages.

Located at Pier 86, W 46th St & 12th Ave, New York, NY 10036

Museum pass includes admission for 6 people (includes adults and children). 

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