A lightbulb with a bag inside and lines coming off of either side as to denote that the lightbulb is on.The Library was awarded an American Rescue Plan Act grant for over $11,000 to help our local workforce bounce back from the pandemic. As part of that grant’s funds, the library has purchased new databases, will be hosting job searching and small business classes throughout the year, will start a new leadership book discussion group, and will create kits to aid in meeting technological needs beyond the library’s walls.

Funding for this grant was awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA).

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Workplace Development Online Resources

The Library is here to help you explore careers, offer resume assistance or connect you with “how to” resources to assess, build, and expand your skills.  Check out our Career Resources page for more tips and tricks to help in your job search. 

Logo for Job Now by Brainfuse

JobNow provides users with a host of services to help in every step of the job search process including job searching, resume template, professional resume review, and live interview coaching.

Job Now

 

Logo for Help Now by BrainfuseHelpNow offers live tutor access for homework help, skills building and test preparation where after taking a quiz, the user can connect directly to a live tutor from the test center without having to return to the main page.

Help Now

 

LearningExpress Library logoLearningExpress Library offers resources to improve core academic skills, pass the GED, prepare for college with ACT and SAT tutorials and practice tests, practice for the TOEFL test, and prepare for the US citizenship exam. 

Learning Express Library

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Bouncing Back Library of Things

  • laptop, bag and mouse6 Windows laptops and wireless mouse 
    • Must be 18+ and Chatham Area Public Library District cardholder to check out laptop
    • Lending for two weeks and one renewal

 

  • laptop, printer, mouse, hotspotEntrepreneur Kit
    • Entrepreneur kit aides entrepreneurs in Sangamon County with on the go business endeavors, meetings and client negotiations to contribute to the workforce development programs for the citizens we serve.
      • Lending for six weeks and one renewal
      • Must be 18+ and Chatham Area Public Library District cardholder to check out laptop
      • Included
        • Laptop
        • Mobile Color Printer
        • Hotspot
        • Wireless Mouse
        • Entrepreneur Resources Info Packet

 

  • laptop, ring light, webcam, mouse and bagInterview Kit - Need a quality webcam and ring light to make a great impression on your interview?  This interview kit will aide job seekers with their technology needs to help land the job they are looking for.  
    • Included
      • Laptop
      • Webcam
      • Ring Light
      • Wireless Mouse
      • Interview Tips
    • Must be 18+ and Chatham Area Public Library District cardholder to check out laptop
    • Lending for 2 weeks and one renewal
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Upcoming Monthly Bouncing Back Events

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