Accolades for Debut Memoir, Sophomore Success, & Heartwarming Love

| By Gale Staff | While winter often finds book lovers cozying up to devour a stack of fresh titles, the long days of summer encourage leisurely reads and new discoveries. This month we’re highlighting titles, now available in large print, that have enjoyed critical acclaim and reviews. Learn more about a few that will … Read more

Erasing the Stigma of Mental Health

| By Brigham Narins, Sr Content Developer, Gale | May is Mental Health Month!  Mental health is like health generally: everybody needs it, wants it, and deserves it. And while there are great disparities in access to general health care worldwide and in the United States, the situation with mental health care is even more … 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

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

An Inside Look at ChiltonLibrary and Car Care Programming Ideas

| By Holly Hibner | Here in Michigan, we take our automobiles pretty seriously; it is very common for laypeople to perform routine maintenance and basic repairs on their own vehicles. My husband wouldn’t dream of paying for an oil change or a tire rotation! But when both got new vehicles in 2016, general maintenance wasn’t as easy … Read more

Explore Timely Coverage of Emerging Legal Issues

| By Mike Tyrkus | The need for a layperson’s comprehensive and understandable guide to terms, concepts, and historical developments in American law has traditionally been well met by The Gale Encyclopedia of American Law. Previously published in a third edition in 2010 (in eBook format) and 2011 (in print) by Gale, The Gale Encyclopedia … Read more

Entrepreneurship: Do Your Homework

| By Matthew Miskelly | Webster’s Dictionary defines entrepreneurship as… (Nah, that’s no good.) Starting a business is a lot like… (Nope, don’t like that, either.) I’ve kept a journal since 1990, roughly five thousand entries. You’d think I wouldn’t find it so difficult starting a blog. But you write what you know, and the … Read more