Stickney-Forest View Public Library District Launches New Digital Resources

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Stickney-Forest View Public Library District in partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books launches eBook, eAudiobook service OneClickdigital, online continuing education service Universal Class and language learning resource Transparent Language Online.

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Universal Class gives our patrons access to many more varied classes than we would be able to conduct ourselves.

Stickney-Forest View Public Library District (Stickney, IL), in partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books (Prince Frederick, MD), is pleased to introduce three new electronic resources: OneClickdigital, Universal Class and Transparent Language Online. OneClickdigital is an online service that allows patrons to check out eAudiobooks and eBooks. Universal Class is a continuing education service providing only the highest quality of online training. Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning solution available anywhere, providing the widest variety of high-quality learning material and seamless integration of real-life language use.

Through our library’s website and OneClickdigital, patrons have free access to eAudio and eBooks at home, in the library, or on the go. Many titles are multi-access, so multiple users can check out a given title at the same time, eliminating holds. OneClickdigital is compatible with all popular listening devices, and mobile apps are available for the iPhone®, Android™, and Kindle Fire. OneClickdigital features an easy-to-use interface with streamlined navigation, fast downloads, and automatic software updates. Live toll-free technical support is available at 1-877-77AUDIO.

Universal Class offers patrons a unique online education experience with a growing catalog of over 500 courses. Over 300,000 students around the world have benefited from Universal Class’ unique instructional technologies. With real instructors guiding the learning, engaging video-based lessons, a collaborative learning environment, graded lesson tests, and certificates of achievement and Continuing Education Units, students enjoy a measurable learning experience that helps them master and document their educational goals and achievements.

Universal Class offers courses in Exercise and Fitness, Entrepreneurship, Arts and Music, Home and Garden Care, Cooking, Computers and Technology, Health and Medicine, Homeschooling, Job Assistance, Law and Legal, Parenting and Family, Pet and Animal Care…plus 100’s more.

“We’re a smaller library so sometimes it can be a challenge to create lots of classes on a variety of topics for our patrons,” said Leighton Shell, Head of Popular Services. “Universal Class gives our patrons access to many more varied classes than we would be able to conduct ourselves. And having the classes online gives our patrons the flexibility to take the classes when their schedule permits.”

With Transparent Language Online, Stickney-Forest View Public Library District patrons will also have unlimited access to more than 80 online language courses, packed with pronunciation, speech, grammar, writing and vocabulary-building lessons. Patrons have the ability to write or speak their answers, practice pronunciation by slowing down the on-screen examples, and converse with native speakers though interactive videos. Transparent Language Online delivers all language-learning materials online with no additional media, such as CDs, flash drives, or DVDs. Patrons can learn on their own time, at their own pace in the library, in the comfort of their own home, or on the go with Byki Mobile for the iPhone® and Android™.

“As someone who has been trying to learn German for fifteen years, I know how difficult it is to learn a foreign language on your own,” said Shell. “And buying language software can cost a lot of money. Transparent Language Online gives our patrons the ability to learn almost any language they can think of, except for maybe Klingon.”

For more information, library patrons can go to, or address questions directly to library staff members.

About Recorded Books

Recorded Books, LLC is a leading provider of library services around the world, one of the largest independent producer of unabridged audiobooks, and a distributor of other audio products. Recorded Books delivers its products as both physical media (CDs and Playaway digital players) and via OneClickdigital, a downloading service featuring eBooks and professionally narrated English- and Spanish-language audiobooks for adults, children and young adults. Through RBdigital, Recorded Books also offers a host of educational and entertainment services, including digital magazines, language-learning programs, software training, and database services. Recorded Books is a division of Haights Cross Communications. For more information, visit

About Universal Class: Universal Class, Inc. (also known as UniversalClass™ or™) provides online continuing education courses to schools, libraries, companies, educators, and individuals throughout the world. It aims to advance intellectual exchange in teaching, research, and service with its technology and belief that lifelong learning should be affording to all people of all cultures. With a growing course catalog of over 500 online classes, Universal Class is committed to providing only the most affordable and highest quality continuing education. Over 300,000 students around the world have benefited from Universal Class’ unique instructional technologies. With streaming video, website avatars, insightful instructional content, helpful tutors, and a social networking experience, Universal Class offers an engaging and measurable learning experience that helps students master and document their educational goals.

About Transparent Language

Transparent Language is a leading provider of best-practice language learning software for consumers, government agencies, educational institutions, and businesses. Since 1991, Transparent Language has helped millions of individuals learn new languages quickly, easily, and effectively. Working with distinguished language acquisition experts and thousands of native speakers around the world, Transparent Language is committed to producing language learning solutions of the highest quality at reasonable prices.

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