Spooner Memorial Library 715.635.2792 | Mon-Thur 8am-8pm, Fri & Sat 8am-4pm

Learn something new with 360+ instructor-led, online classes – for free!

Gale Courses supports libraries as educational institutions and gives community members easy access to lifelong learning opportunities including professional development, technology, and personal enrichment courses. Available 24/7, Gale Courses provides more than 360 six-week long, online programs taught by college instructors. New courses begin each month, and lessons are assigned twice a week, enhanced with images, videos, and games to support varied learning styles. Users will enjoy a self-paced learning environment and engagement with fellow students and instructor through weekly discussion boards.

Your library can enrich lives by providing diverse learning opportunities with classes that support:

  • Business professionals – with communication, entrepreneurship, human resources, management, manufacturing, and marketing offerings
  • Computer and technology – suiting skill levels from beginner to advanced in software, computer applications, web design, and programming
  • Parenting, language & arts, hobbies, and more – a wide array of personal enrichment subjects with something for everyone
  • Health and wellness offerings – certifications in topics from mental health and aging to pain management and nutrition

Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. Visit https://education.gale.com/l-nwater/ for course listings and to learn how to enroll.

All this FREE with your library card!