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Read It! — New for English Language Learners 

Read It! helps English Language Learners (ELLs) succeed academically and in everyday life by providing helpful resources and specialized content to English language learners who have a foundation in English grammar and reading but who are still developing proficiency.  Read It! helps ELLs develop academic proficiency through resources that develop research, note-taking and academic writing…

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Illinois Secure Choice for Small Businesses 

Per State law, employers with 5 or more Illinois employees that have been in business for at least 2 years and that don’t offer a tax-qualified retirement plan are required to register for and facilitate Illinois Secure Choice or adopt their own qualified plan.   Through Illinois Secure Choice, Illinois workers can save for retirement…

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USA TODAY – Now on PressReader 

We’re thrilled to announce that PressReader just added one of the largest and most reputable newspapers in the world to your their catalogue. Starting today, you now have access to USA TODAY and USA TODAY International Edition. At PressReader, you can also find full digital, up-to-date issues of Chicago Tribune, Rolling Stone, Smithsonian, and 7000…

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New Web Resources

Starting July 1, the library welcomes a line up of new additions to our roster of great web resources! Newspapers website access: Don't be stopped by firewalls! You can now get access to the websites of the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal with your library card. Both these sites require registration, but access lasts…

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Learn more about ChatGPT and other AI tools 

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become an integral part of our lives, transforming the way we interact with technology. Generative AI tools such as Open AI’s ChatGPT, Google’s Bard and Microsoft’s Bing chatbot use a conversational model to generate text based on human prompts. If you're curious to learn more about this technology and explore the capabilities of…

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Mount Prospect Entrepreneurs Initiative survey

The Mount Prospect Entrepreneurs Initiative (MPEI) is focused on supporting new or prospective small businesses in Mount Prospect by providing access to learning opportunities, professional networking and economic development opportunities. In order to plan for the future of MPEI, the Village of Mount Prospect and the Mount Prospect Public Library are gathering input from the…

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New business information source: Mergent Intellect 

A new database is available to Mount Prospect Public Library patrons looking for business information. Mergent Intellect offers comprehensive data on both public and private companies with a user-friendly interface. Extensive coverage of private companies with financials, executive contacts, and other critical business information    Use the advanced search to build a list of companies,…

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Increase your financial literacy

April is Financial Literacy Month and a good time to review some of the resources available from the library to help you make informed financial decisions and improve your financial well-being.  Programs  In April, a series of library programs will address financial literacy topics. Advance registration is required.  Making the Most of Your Social Security…

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Money Smart Week, April 15-21, 2023. Registration is open!

Free webinars for Money Smart Week

Money Smart Week will be held Saturday, April 15 – Friday, April 21, 2023. This week-long, free, virtual campaign aims to help people better manage their personal finances with a focus on tools for low and moderate income communities. Live events will include sessions on budgeting, debt relief, employer retirement plans, and a Spanish language…

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