The library has always been a learning place. Generations of Summit students -- from first grade through college -- have come here to do research for school assignments, using resources ranging from the World Book Encyclopedia to the latest online databases.

There are learning opportunities for adults, too.

The Great Courses series offer college courses in CD, DVD, or digital formats on a wide variety of subjects, taught by top instructors. The library has several hundred courses, including Algebra, Yoga, World Religions, Ancient Rome, Cosmology, Mozart, Gourmet Cooking, Italian Renaissance Art, the Supreme Court, Philosophy, and Natural Healing.

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Looking for something to boost your tech skills? Lynda.com is a web-based video subscription service that provides courses for learning software, creative and business skills. It’s available for free to Summit library card holders. More than 3000+ courses with 129,942 video tutorials. Topics include: MS Word, Excel, or PowerPoint; Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, web design, Facebook, Twitter and Wordpress. photography; business and career skills including resume design, working with recruiters and more. There are courses for all skill levels.

Want to learn a foreign language for business, travel, or self-enrichment?  Rosetta Stone online provides instruction in 30 different languages, from Arabic to Vietnamese. Lessons progress from beginner to advanced, with exercises to reinforce skills in pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar.