Adult Literacy

The Adult Literacy Collection has classic and contemporary novels, as well as short stories from beginner to advanced levels available. Many of these titles include an audio CD of the book to listen along while you read.

We also have a selection of workbooks available to help develop your vocabulary and improve your reading, writing and grammar.

Browse the Adult Literacy Collection 

Decodable Books

The Decodable Books Collection is useful for young readers of all abilities; however, it is especially useful for those with learning disabilities such as dyslexia. Decodable books are written in a manner that supports reading development using a structured, evidence-based approach. Readers learn to "decode" by "sounding out" words using knowledge of letter sounds and spelling patterns. Visit the library's lists of eBooks that can be easily decoded on the Hoopla Digital platform. Choose from eBooks for elementary readers and/or intermediate/senior readers.

English as a Second Language Collection

The library's English as a Second Language (ESL) collection includes materials to help English learners at different levels. Topics include grammar, exam preparation (TOEFL, IELTS, Canadian citizenship etc.), idioms, listening, pronunciation, reading and vocabulary. 

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Online Learning and Languages

Enjoy 24/7 access to the library's collection of eLearning products.

Access the Ptbo Library Learning Portal for video tutorials to help you learn how to use library eResources and other beginner courses. 

Artiswork

ArtistWorks provides world-class instruction for the most popular string and band instruments through self-paced video lessons from professional musicians. All levels of player are welcome!

Access libbyapp.com on your desktop or download the Libby app from the  App Store or the Google Play Store for mobile devices.  

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Access over 1400 beginner to advanced art and craft classes; includes tutorial videos, materials lists, instructions, patterns, templates, and recipes. 

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The Great Courses

The Great Courses offers engaging and understandable lectures by esteemed professors, professionals, and experts in topics ranging from history, better living, science, language learning, and much more.

Access libbyapp.com on your desktop or download the Libby app from the  App Store or the Google Play Store for mobile devices.  

Access The Great Courses 


LinkedIn Learning

Access over 16,000 courses taught by experts in 7 different languages. Use your web browser or the LinkedIn Learning app and learn new skills covering topics such as business, graphic design, management, photography, and more! 

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Access Mazaam and introduce your child to the world of classical music by exploring elements such as pitch, tempo, intensity, timbre, and harmony through fun, interactive games. Target age group is 4-6 but older children will enjoy it too.

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Transparent Language

Learn a new language at your own pace. Use your web browser or the Transparent Language Online app to learn over 100 languages from Afrikaans to Zulu.

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