Want to learn a new language? The Collingswood Public Library now offers the Mango Languages language-learning system to all cardholders.
Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The courses focus on four key elements of language learning: vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture.
Mango offers access to 63 foreign language courses and 18 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language. In addition to traditional language courses, Mango also offers the opportunity to learn through foreign film, so you can learn a language while watching great movies.
In addition, Mango offers 26 specialty mini courses, including fun courses like Pirate, Oktoberfest German, and St. Patrick’s Day Irish, along with important focused courses, including Medical Spanish and Legal Spanish.
Mango can be accessed anywhere with an Internet connection—so you can learn a language at the library if you’d like, or you can study in your home or on-the-go with apps for iPhone, Android, Kindle, and Nook. For help with Mango, stop by the library and ask a librarian for an introduction.
Your Collingswood Public Library card now offers experiences for you and your family outside of the library—and even outside of Collingswood itself. Your library now offers at least one family pass for each of the following:
- Academy of Natural Sciences
- Garden State Discovery Museum
- Grounds for Sculpture
- Morris Arboretum
- Penn Museum
- Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Adult cardholders in good standing may check out one pass at a time, and each pass may be checked out for up to four days. For more information, or to find out which passes are available today, call the Library at (856) 858-0649.
Stream Thousands of Great Independent Movies (for Free!)
Thanks to the Collingswood Friends of the Library, we are pleased to announce the availability of IndieFlix, an online streaming service for independent films, shorts, and documentaries from around the world. You now have unlimited access to thousands of film-festival hits, including the best of Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca. IndieFlix is available on Apple, Android, and all Internet-enabled devices, including desktop computers. Or, if you have a Roku or Xbox, you can watch IndieFlix films directly on your television.
When you follow the link to the IndieFlix website for the first time, choose “Create New Account” in the top-right of the screen, enter your library card number, then register with the site. If you have any questions, call the Library at (856) 858-0649.
Download audiobooks and ebooks through Overdrive or ebooks through 3M. Be sure to have your library card ready.
- You can borrow items for 7 or 14 days. They’ll be automatically returned, so there are never any fees.
- One of our partners, the Camden County Library System, has put together a great guide to using Overdrive. There are instructions for each of the types of devices you can use to borrow ebooks or audiobooks through the Collingswood Public Library.
- Overdrive has put together guides to its Media Console and to Adobe Digital Editions.
Download test prep books and travel guides through Gale.
Download children’s books through TumbleBookLibrary (en Español; en Français). This collection includes animated, talking picture books, as well as puzzles and games, each of which may be viewed online or downloaded for 90 days. The book collection includes fiction, non-fiction, and foreign language titles, as well as Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation) and audiobooks.
When you return something to the library that you think is awesome, drop it in the Awesome Box and we’ll add it to the Collingswood Public Library’s Awesome Box website.
Looking for a book, movie, or music recommendation from one of your neighbors? Check out Collingswood Public Library’s Awesome Box website to see what awesome things are available at your library!