Introducing MUZZY Languages!

Muzzy onlineThe Children’s Services Department is proud to announce that we’ve added MUZZY, the world’s #1 language course for children, to our collection of online services! Developed by the BBC, MUZZY is a fun and effective way to learn a new language, and it’s great for children of all ages. Using a suspenseful and humorous story, engaging music, and interesting characters, children are surrounded by the language and naturally absorb sounds, words, and phrases as their vocabulary and comprehension grow. MUZZY teaches English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Russian, and Italian.

Connecting to MUZZY is super-easy. Just click here!

Safe Sitter® Babysitter Training registration starts June 1

Color logo without mottoThe purpose of the Babysitter’s Training course is to provide youth, ages 11-15, with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills; learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe and help children behave; and learn about basic child care and basic first aid.

Registration for all classes starts on June 1. The $35 class fee must be paid at the time of registration. Students must attend both classes in the same week to be certified. Get all the details and register in person at the Children’s Desk.

  Wrap up your school year and get ready for exams with Tutor.com !

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These last few months of the school year can be stressful as homework, projects and final exams pile up. GET YOUR HOMEWORK DONE with the help of a professional tutor, free with your La Grange Park Library Card! Professional tutors are available online through our website from 3:00 to 10:00 every day.

More and more students are turning to professional tutors for academic help. Tutors typically charge between $24 and $45 an hour,* which can add up fast! Fortunately, the La Grange Park Library can connect our patrons to professional tutors online, with Tutor.com! Students in grades K-12 can receive specialized one-to-one tutoring help in the areas of math, science, English, social studies and writing. This service is also available in Spanish. Professional tutors are available online, through our website, from 3:00 until 10:00 every day. And, it’s FREE with your La Grange Park Library card.  Watch the introductory video here, and then try it out!  Having trouble navigating the site? Download our how-to-do-it handout, or call the Children’s Desk for help.

If you’re accessing the service from outside of the library building, just enter your library card number on the login page to enter the site.

*See the Wall Street Journal’s article, “The Invasion of the Online Tutors,” for more on this.