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 

The library 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. 

Browse Selected ESL Titles 

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. 

 Creativebug Logo

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

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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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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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TumbleMath Logo

Stream unlimited animated, talking picture books and read-along chapter books all about math! When you finish a book you can take quizzes to test your knowledge. There are lots of quizzes and activities to flex you math skills!


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