Adult Literacy

The Library supports digital literacy designed to help patrons navigate the internet, learn basic computer skills, word processing and spreadsheet software. The adult literacy plan also includes providing resources to help adults learn to read or improve their reading skills.

Adult literacy with picture books reading list

Learning Express Library offers a variety of resources to build reading skills and literacy. This site does not require a Kansas State Library eCard but you will have to create a username and password.

  • Adult Core Skills – Become a Better Reader
  • Adult Core Skills – Improve Your Writing, Speaking and Grammar
  • High School Equivalency Center – Build Your Basic Skills – Build Your Reading Skills
  • High School Equivalency Center – Build Your Basic Skills – Build Your Vocabulary and Spelling Skills
  • High School Equivalency Center – Build Your Basic Skills – Build Your Grammar Skills

Digital Literacy

Digital Learn offers self-guided learning and a searchable database of free computer training

Access Lynda.com with your library card and password to gain a world of helpful and unique learning opportunities. Below is a curated list of sessions related to digital literacy. Enter the course title in the search box once you Sign In.

  • Internet Safety for Students
  • Job Skills: Learning the Basics

Microsoft Office & Outlook Email

  • Learning Word 2019 with Nick Brazzi
    training sessions on previous versions also available
  • Word Essential Training for Office 365 with David Rivers
  • Excel 2019 Essential Training with Dennis Taylor
    training sessions on previous versions also available
  • Excel: Introduction to Formulas and Functions with Curt Frye
  • Master Microsoft Outlook

Google Drive and Gmail

  • Google Drive Essential Training with Jess Stratton
  • Google Drive Advanced Tips and Tricks with Jess Stratton
  • Google Docs Essential Training with Jess Stratton
  • Google Docs Advanced Tips and Tricks with Jess Stratton
  • Google Sheets Advanced Tips and Tricks with Jess Stratton
  • Gmail Essential Training with Jess Stratton
  • Gmail Quick Tips

Mobile Devices

  • iPhone and iPad Tips and Tricks with Garrick Chow
  • Learning iPhone and iPad Security with Nick Brazzi
  • Android Phone and Tablet Essential Training with Dan Gookin

Zoom

  • Learning Zoom with Garrick Chow

For more options, use the Lynda.com Library: hover over Library, then select Education + Elearning (screen shot below). Or search for software, app, device or topic of interest. Lynda offers guidance on a vast array of topics.

Contact our Assistant Director at asstdir@lvplks.org or 913-682-5666 ext. 9200 for more information about support for adult literacy.