LCWC's library is open to all active students and their tutors during normal business hours (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 9 AM–5 PM, Wednesdays 9 AM–7 PM). It houses a number of ABE and ESL core curriculum series as well as textbooks for grammar, spelling, writing and life skills. Books are available for check-out or purchase.
The computer lab is available for students to get a jump start on their learning or to supplement tutoring. There are volunteer instructors available to help with any specific projects, questions, or even to learn the Council's literacy software.
The lab features these great software titles:
- The Rosetta Stone Language Library which reinforces natural language learning by directly associating new or difficult words with familiar objects and ideas..
- IBM Reading Companion is a reading program for ESL and ABE students, which allows them to follow along and practice reading through the use of a microphone and headphones. Students receive positive feedback and can read about a variety of different life skills based topics.
- The Oxford Picture Dictionary which is the ultimate program for vocabulary learning available today. It is ideal for all levels.
- Laubach Way to Reading Software for Adult Basic Education students is an introductory reading program which parallels the Laubach Way to Reading skill books.
Beginning Computer Workshops will also being held in the future to help familiarize new users with computers. The workshop is a fun and interactive way to help students understand the basic computer skills needed to use a computer. Topics covered in the workshop include how to use the mouse, functions of the keyboard, understanding parts of the computer, how to use the literacy-based software, the Oxford Picture Dictionary, and exploring the Internet. Workshop dates will be posted as soon as confirmed.
If a student is interested in getting started on one of these programs please contact Kathleen Griffin to make an appointment.