Resources for Learning a Language or Becoming a Citizen

Where to look in the Library

Head for the nonfiction section, which is organized according to subject matter by the Dewey Decimal System – some Dewey numbers to look for:

400’s for dictionaries, grammar, etc.

800’s for literature – most of these items are in English, but some may have both the original language and the English translation

The Library also maintains collections of materials in two languages other than English, Spanish and Marathi, as well as a selection of books on learning English as a Second Language (ESL) and preparing for the U.S. Citizenship Exam.

Online resources

Britannica Escolar
Bienvenido a Britannica Escolar, un recurso informativo para la educación primaria y secundaria que es seguro, actualizado y apropiado para cada nivel educativo. Descubra los artículos enciclopédicos, los recursos multimedia y otros materiales de aprendizaje que apoyan la investigación de los estudiantes y refuerzan la programación curricular.
Download free eBooks and eAudiobooks.
Hoopla brings digital content to life through streaming and downloading in many different formats, including: movies, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics, and TV shows – over 500,000 titles.
Rosetta Stone
Interactive language learning for 30 world languages.


You might also want to visit

Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District – for French lessons

Simi Institute for Careers & Education – for Spanish, ESL, or Citizenship

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