Learning Express Library -- Testing site offering practice tests for elementary through adult age groups. Tests include subject areas including math, English, ACT, SAT, and GED. Other areas include resume writing, interviewing and career information. Users must set up an account to access tests by choosing a user-name and password.
Alabama Virtual Library -- A variety of online information available for students and adults. These resources include online encyclopedias, newspaper articles and magazine articles. A centralized location of information saves the user valuable time while conducting research.
Homework Alabama -- Homework Alabama offers FREE online tutoring and academic resources from Tutor.com for Alabama residents from kindergarten students through college, plus adult learners. Get help in math, science, English, social studies or writing from a live tutor. Tutors are available 3p.m. - 10 p.m., seven days per week. The Tutor.com SkillsCenter Resource Library is available 24/7. The services can be accessed from an Alabama public library, from your home computer, or from your mobile device.
Encyclopedia of Alabama -- The Encyclopedia of Alabama is a free, online reference resource on Alabama history, culture, geography, and natural environment.
GCF Free Learn.org -- GCFLearnFree.org program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills on subjects from Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, GCFLearnFree.org offers more than 180 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons, 800+ videos, and 55+ interactives and games, completely free.
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library -- Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that gifts free books to children from birth to age five in participating communities within the United States.
Internet Service Provider (Local) -- Vyve Broadband--Unbeatable speeds at unbelievable prices are available in Pickens County, AL.
Wi-Fi Hotspots -- A portable hotspot device or a mobile hotspot on your phone lets you share your high-speed data to connect more devices to the internet in more places. While a “regular” Wi-Fi hotspot is tied to a physical location, you can create a mobile hotspot by using your smartphone or hotspot device's data connection to connect to the Internet.
Affordable Connectivity Program -- The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a federal benefit program that pays a monthly subsidy to assist with internet services. Households qualify for the ACP based on income or their participation in assistance programs like SNAP, Medicaid, or the free and reduced price school lunch program.
Family and Home Living:
Affordable Care Act / Government Medical Insurance -- Information about the Affordable Care Act and access to the insurance marketplace.
Alabama Medicaid Program-- Information about Alabama's Medicaid assistance programs including Medicaid for pregnant women, children, elderly, disabled, etc.
Alabama Access to Justice Commission -- A resource to members of the public who need to find legal assistance for civil legal needs or information about the legal system in Alabama.
Ready...Prepare, Plan, and Stay Informed -- Sponsored by FEMA and includes helpful tips relating to preparing for disasters and emergency situations.
Chilton Library -- Chilton Library provides access to repair, maintenance, and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans, and SUVS on the road today.
Merck Manuals -- Available online as part of Merck’s Global Medical Knowledge 2020 initiative. The Merck Manuals are a leading medical reference resource with both a professional and consumer version including family health and veterinary medicine.
Family Search.org -- FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world and is FREEto use. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services each year to learn more about their family history.
Ancestry Library Edition -- Ancestry Library Edition is a web-based genealogy tool that allows patrons to explore their own family histories through a vast selection of data, including U.S. federal and state census data; vital records such as birth, marriage, death, military, Social Security deaths; and immigration lists. Ancestry Library Edition is only available to patrons on-site at Alabama public libraries.
However, to purchase the full version of Ancestry.com click this link -- ancestry.com
Alabama Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (BPH) -- The Alabama Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (BPH)—with assistance from two sub-regional libraries in Huntsville and Talladega—serves more than 6,000 residents throughout Alabama providing music appreciation materials, magazines and books in Braille, audio and downloadable formats.
U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs -- The US Department of Veterans Affairs provides patient care and federal benefits to veterans and their dependents. The home page for the Department of Veterans Affairs provides links to veterans benefits and services as well as information and resources for other Departmental programs and offices.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline -- The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Parenting Assistance Line -- The Parenting Assistance Line (PAL) provides parents, grandparents, relatives and caregivers across the state of Alabama with the kind of support they need to become more confident and successful parents, recognizing that sometimes parenting can be tough!
Jobs and Careers:
Alabama (State) Jobs -- https://www.personnel.alabama.gov/jobs
West Alabama Works Job Link -- https://alabamaworks.alabama.gov
Alabama and Nationwide Jobs -- www.indeed.com
Alabama Industrial Development Training -- http://www.aidt.edu/jobs
City of Tuscaloosa, AL Jobs Listing -- https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/tuscaloosa
City of Northport, AL Jobs Listing -- https://www.cityofnorthport.org/job-openings
City of Columbus, MS Jobs Listing --http://www.thecityofcolumbusms.org/Jobs.aspx
Resume Builder: Build your resume online -- https://www.gotresumebuilder.com/