Read On! Life-Long Learning Resources

September 25, 2023

While I didn’t hate school growing up, I didn’t see it as much more than a means to an end. If I had it to do over again, I’d like to think I’d pay better attention to what we learned in History classes and I might actually read all the books assigned to us in English. Maybe. 

Luckily for me and anyone else who might want to revisit what we learned in school (or dive deeper into a particular subject), the public library has resources to help! Many of these resources can be found online through our website ( They’re listed on the “Research and Resources” page. 

My favorites are BrainFuse and Mango with EBSCO Host getting an honorable mention. They are all user friendly and offer helpful resources for current students as well as life-long learners. 

BrainFuse comes in three varieties: HelpNow, a resource for students full of study guides, practice tests for most standardized tests, and the option to connect with a human tutor; JobNow, a resource for job seekers that helps with resumes, interview skills, and more; and VetNow, a resource that helps military veterans navigate the VA’s complicated systems. 

Mango is our language learning resource that features 70+ languages in easily accessible lessons. It even has some English lessons for non-native speakers. There’s even an app!

EBSCO Host is a true database full of articles from magazines, newspapers, and journals that cover almost any subject you might want to research. For those still in school, EBSCO will even help you get your citations correct! 

Of course, we also have our collection on the Libby app, in the building, and from just about any library in the world through our Inter-Library Loan (ILL) service. If there’s something you want to learn or know more about, let us know. We’ll get you connected!