Champaign County Library Offers Free Automotive Repair Help Online

| By Gale Staff | Champaign County residents can access reliable automotive help online 24/7 through ChiltonLibrary, a resource available on the Champaign County Library website. Trusted by automotive enthusiasts for more than 100 years, ChiltonLibrary supports “do-it-yourselfers” of all skill levels. No other source contains more years, makes, and models. “ChiltonLibrary helps patrons save … Read more

First St. Charles Public Library Student Receives Career Online High School Diploma

On March 3rd, Elizabeth Nitkiewicz was St. Charles Public Library’s first graduate through Career Online High School. The program is nationally accredited and allows adults the opportunity to earn a high school diploma while gaining career skills. In January of 2017, the St. Charles Public Library began offering qualified residents the opportunity to earn an … Read more

Entrepreneurship: What’s Really Important

| By Matthew Miskelly | This blog is the second in my four-part series on entrepreneurship. (Actually, that line was supposed to be a joke, but in a few minutes I’ll be halfway there, so who knows?) For my first blog a few months ago, I interviewed two small business owners, Gordie Richard and James … Read more

Lake County Offers Scholarships for Career Online High School

| By Gale Staff | The Lake County Library System patrons have several scholarships available for adults pursuing their high school diplomas through Career Online High School, a nationally accredited program. In addition to an accredited diploma, students can earn a certificate in one of nine career paths including general career preparation, office management, hospitality and … Read more

Four Gale Products Named “Cool Tool” Finalists

| By Gale Staff | We are honored to announce four Gale products have been named finalists in the 2019 EdTech Cool Tool Awards: Gale Courses, Testing & Education Reference Center, Miss Humblebee’s Academy, & Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy. The EdTech Awards recognizes people in and around education for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich … Read more

Discovering More About Interesting People with Newsmakers

| By Laura Avery | Imagine being able to read biographies on people as varied as filmmakers, astronauts, playwrights, models, scientists, politicians, athletes, heads of business, authors, singers, ministers, and more. You can find all those people in one title: Newsmakers! Newsmakers features informative profiles of the world’s most interesting people in a crisp, concise, … Read more

Health Content to the Rescue!

| By Shirelle Phelps | Need a remedy for that nagging cough? Want answers about your grandmother’s Alzheimer’s disease?  Going in for a special test and need a list of questions to ask your doctor? You can find answers to these and countless other health-related questions in the award-winning “Gale Encyclopedia of” health product family. … Read more

Sulphur Springs Public Library Celebrates First Graduating Class of Career Online High School Students

| By Gale Staff | Sulphur Springs Public Library offers residents a chance to earn an accredited high school diploma and a career certificate in one of ten high-growth, high-demand fields with Career Online High School. Since student success is the program’s top priority, students have access to library staff, an academic coach, certified instructors, and technical … Read more

St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture Named a Top 10 Pop Culture Reference by Booklist

| By Gale Staff | Booklist recently published their Top 10 Pop Culture Reference list for books reviewed between January 1, 2018 and March 15 of this year, and GVRL reference St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture made the list! Read below for what a Booklist reviewer had to say about the first authoritative, … Read more