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Whether you are back in school or you graduated years ago, it's never too late to learn something new. Let us help with our two new online resources that you can access with your Franklin Park Library card number and PIN:

  • Transparent Language Online will help you learn over 80 languages and take ESL courses. Join its language learning communities on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Download the app to your phone or tablet for learning on the go. Learn more.

  • Universal Class provides over 500 online, non-college credit courses to supplement your educational needs or just for fun. Take up to 5 courses at a time with the support of an online instructor, and complete work at your own pace. Learn more.


  • Both resources ask you to create a simple account. Ask at the Reference Desk for more info. Visit our Digital Library to get started today!

    Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon

    This is a funny and heartwarming story. Gramma runs the family, but doesn't give the love that is needed. Self esteem: everyone needs it! The story deserves to be award-winning.

    Submitted by: Mary Ann O'Donnell

    A Cry In the Night by Mary Higgins Clark

    Jenny, an artist with two daughters, lives in poverty. She meets a man who she hopes can take her to a better life. Did she make a mistake? Read the book!

    Submitted by: Michael Banakis

    The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

    I enjoyed this book; the details of it are great! I had tears in my eyes almost every chapter. It also gave me a feel of what it was like back in the 1900s.

    Submitted by: Patricia Kapan

    The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan

    After these three days of heat we've had, the dust storms of America's High Plains were even more horrible. Hiding in basements, sealing windows to keep out the dust ... like the depression wasn't enough!

    Submitted by: Mary Ann O'Donnell

    Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

    Catching Fire by Suzanne CollinsKatniss and Peeta face a huge challenge after the Hunger Games.

    5 out of 5 stars. Usually sequels aren't that good, but this was well-written and very good.

    Submitted by: Jack S.

    The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause

    The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis KlauseA mysterious boy harboring a dark secret helps Zohe come to terms with her mother's terminal illness.

    Without giving his secret away, I will say that this book is anything but stereotypical. It's a beautifully woven story with a dramatic and slightly unexpected ending. When it comes to the preternatural world of fiction, this is by far an original, captivating little tale.

    Submitted by: Jazmin B.

    A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

    If you've ever wondered what your dog was thinking, you need to read this book. Funny, sad, and totally awesome! It let's you know the loyalty of our four-paw friends.

    And if you like this book, you should check out Cameron's other novel in this series: A Dog's Journey.

    Submitted by: Michael Banakis

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