Instructor-led, online courses offered through Kimberley Library

If you’re looking for a little something to do from home to stave off boredom, how about taking a course?

Kimberley Public Library has acquired Gale courses from Gale, part of Cengage Learning. Through this unique program, Kimberley residents can access instructor-led, online courses through the Library website.

Gale Courses offer patrons access to hundreds of instructor-led online courses covering everything from health and wellness to creative writing, computer programming, GED test preparation and much more. Gale Courses are developed by expert instructors, many of whom are currently working at universities around the country, and have continuous enrollment dates.

Patrons can enroll at no cost. Courses run for six weeks, with two new lessons released weekly (for a total of 12), and new sessions beginning every month. The courses are entirely web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and assignments. A dedicated professional instructor coordinates every course by pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions.

Kimberley residents can enroll and participate in courses remotely from home computers, and from the library computers when they are once again open to the public. For more information about the catalog of courses offered or to enroll in a course, residents should visit the library website https://kimberley.bc.libraries.coop/.

During the covid-19 crisis, patrons can register for a card online if they don’t already have one. If you need your card renewed, just send an email with your current address, phone number, and library card number if you have it.

READ: Kimberley Public Library Closes

The Kimberley Public Library has many electronic resources for patrons. There are resources like Tumblebooks for kids learning at home, e-books, e-magazines, e-audio books, informative databases, and so much more. You can watch movies and short films through “IndiFlix”, or learn how to play an instrument through “Artistworks”. Check it out!

Any questions, please email director@kimberleylibrary.net.



carolyn.grant@kimberleybulletin.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Coronavirus

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Playgrounds and public washrooms to reopen in Kimberley Friday, June 5

This Friday, June 5, 2020, the City of Kimberley will re-open more… Continue reading

No active confirmed COVID-19 cases in Interior Health: BCCDC

Numbers from the BCCDC’s dashboard show 193 of the 195 COVID-19 cases in the region have recovered

Kimberley/Cranbrook RCMP recognize ten years of auxiliary constable service

Sgt. Chris Newel and S/Sgt. Barry Graham would like to recognize ten… Continue reading

RDEK urges residents to be prepared for emergencies including flooding, wildfire

The East Kootenay region has been placed on a high streamflow advisory

WildSafeBC urges proper garbage storage to avoid more visits from bears

WildSafeBC is alerting the people of Kimberley that the city is currently… Continue reading

22 new COVID-19 test-positives, one death following days of low case counts in B.C.

Health officials urged British Columbians to ‘stand together while staying apart’

New study is first full list of species that only exist in Canada

Almost 40 per cent of them are critically imperilled or imperilled and eight are already extinct

Angel Flight takes flight from Creston after being grounded by COVID-19

Angel Flight is a volunteer-run organization which gives people flights to doctors appointments

Nature Conservancy takes in more lands near Canal Flats

Badgers, bears and birds to benefit from bolstering bunchgrass conservation in Rocky Mountain Trench

Introducing the West Coast Traveller: A voyage of the mind

Top armchair travel content for Alaska, Yukon, BC, Alberta, Washington, Oregon and California!

Kimberley in 1923

Back in the 1920’s the Cranbrook Herald had a Kimberley news section.… Continue reading

Federal aid for care home systems needed ahead of second wave, advocates say

Ontario Long Term Care Association calling for more action

B.C. woman, 26, fatally shot by police in Edmundston, N.B.

Police were conducting a well-being check at the time of the incident

Most Read