Villa Park Public Library has a variety of Test Prep books to help you study for the many tests offered: ACT, GMAT, GRE, PSAT and SAT; as well as AP study guides for Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, Spanish, and US History. Here are a few examples below:
Whether staying up on trends or sharpening skills for the job market, local residents can take software and technology training courses online for free, using a new training workstation at the Villa Park Public Library.
With a few mouse-clicks, users can gain access to the Lynda.com Online Training Library, a vast collection of high-quality, current and engaging video tutorials taught by recognized industry experts. Examples of course subjects include Illustrator, Dreamweaver, digital photography, 3D animation and time management.
More than 24 courses are added per month so there is always something new to learn. A current library card is required to access the system, which is available only at the Library. For more information call 630-834-1164, ext. 5.
The DuPage County Department of Community Services is offering college and occupational training scholarships for low-income individuals with high academic potential.
The Community Services Block Grant scholarship supplements the cost of tuition, books, supplies and other school-related items for a semester or a quarter to offset the student’s needs. This scholarship is funded and designed in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity,
Applicants are required to provide proof of DuPage County residency, gross household income for the past 90 days and information about members living in the household. Income for the household must be at or below 125 percent of the federal poverty level. Applicants must also include a 500-word essay or personal statement, official school transcripts, two letters of recommendation, a Financial Aid Audit (financial aid award letter) and proof of enrollment in an Illinois accredited institution.
Five scholarships are available this year and special consideration is given to students interested in high technology fields or other occupations in emerging fields.
Applications are available at the DuPage County Department of Community Services Office, 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, or online at www.dupageco.org/CSBG/. Completed applications and support documents must be received by 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2014.
For more information, contact the DuPage County Department of Community Services at (630) 407-6500, or call the toll free number at 800-942-9412. TTY access is available at (630) 407-6502.
On Friday, March 14th, local youth worked together to create a domino track of books through the Library.
The event was part of Teen Tech Week at Villa Park Public Library and was recorded and posted to YouTube after the event.
They joined thousands of other libraries and schools across the country who are celebrating this year’s theme, DIY @ your library ® to raise awareness about how Villa Park Public Library extends teens’ learning beyond the classroom.
Teen Tech Week is a national initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association.
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