Moreno Valley Public Library Expands
The Moreno Valley Public Library has revamped its online services with an array of new web pages through a subscription service called BookLetters. The library site has many new features including a monthly library newsletter, book suggestions for all ages and tastes, and a list of library services such as free public wi-fi. The site includes links to author interviews and biographies, extensive best seller and award listings as well as staff picks, and a calendar of events from storytimes to the Summer Reading Program.
People can sign up to receive reading suggestions in their e-mail or to subscribe to one of the Really Simple Syndication feeds. Additionally there is a contact page with an e-mail feature which provides an easy way to submit questions, comments, or suggestions.
Two new online databases, CareerTransitions and Mango Languages, have also been added to the website through an Inland Library System grant. These are free services which simply require a library card to log on.
CareerTransitions walks users through the job search process from beginning to end, including a resume wizard and job listings from around the country. It offers guidance in assessing strengths and interests, exploring new opportunities, preparing a resume, finding educational opportunities and networking advice, performing a comprehensive job search, and applying online.
Mango Languages is an online language-learning system which includes 22 foreign languages and several English as a Second Language courses. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. Users learn actual conversation in courses presented with an appreciation for cultural nuances and real-world application.
To access the new features, users can go to the City’s Web site at www.moval.org and click on Resident Services, then Library, then “Your Library News, Events, and Services”.
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