Patrons Have Access to Learning Languages via MAIN Public Libraries
Morristown, NJ – Summer is here for a few more weeks, so why not learn a new language at home or in a library with Rosetta Stone? Prepare for a vacation overseas or simply seek to learn at your own pace, courtesy of your library card. MAIN libraries, in partnership with the New Jersey State Library and Rosetta Stone, Inc. offers this critically acclaimed language learning product to anyone with a library card.
Lotte Newlin, Director of the Kemmerer Library in Harding Township is an enthusiastic supporter of Rosetta Stone in libraries. “Speaking a foreign language – even if it’s just a few common phrases – really enriches one’s experience when traveling abroad or communicating with people from another country,” stated Ms. Newlin. “Rosetta Stone is a great way for our patrons to learn a new language or brush up on rusty skills.”
Rosetta Stone began with one man’s dream to find a better way to learn a language. That dream has since evolved into one of the most recognized technology‐based learning companies in the world. Library users can use Rosetta Stone at their own pace by simply visiting: http://bit.ly/libsrosettastone and entering their library card number.
“Being able to offer such a reputable product as Rosetta Stone is a major benefit for our patrons,” said Phillip Berg, MAIN Executive Director. “Rosetta Stone is so versatile and has multiple applications for diverse populations like us here in New Jersey.”
MAIN was originally created in 1980 when a number of Morris County’s libraries were automated with a shared computer system. Over time, it has evolved into a full‐fledged public library consortium in and around the County, which offers its members cost‐sharing opportunities, technical support, and an organizational structure conducive to collaboration and efficient management of tax dollars.
The New Jersey State Library, an affiliate of Thomas Edison State University, connects people with information and resources through its service to libraries, government and people including those with special needs. Its mission has expanded since its establishment in 1796 to lead in the provision, promotion and support of high quality library and information services to all the people of New Jersey.
Rosetta Stone, Inc. is dedicated to changing people’s lives through the power of language and literacy education. The company’s innovative digital solutions drive positive learning outcomes for the inspired learner at home or in schools and workplaces around the world. Founded in 1992, Rosetta Stone’s language division uses cloud‐based solutions to help all types of learners read, write and speak more than 30 languages.
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For further information, please contact Phillip Berg, MAIN Executive Director, or visit http://www.mainlib.org.