Shire of Augusta Margaret River Libraries

Learn to touch-type – free with your library membership!

Typing is a valuable skill for anybody who uses a keyboard to study, work or play.

KAZ is now available free for all library patrons. It uses a unique and proven ‘accelerated learning’ teaching method. Incorporating both ‘muscle memory’ and ‘brain balance’, KAZ engages the major senses of sight, sound and touch simultaneously, enhancing memory retention and recall.

The course is presented in a structured but light-hearted manner in order to make learning enjoyable. It solely focuses on teaching typing and does not include gaming.

The program offers both spoken and written instruction. Developed with guidance from the British Dyslexia Research Trust, KAZ is suitable for everyone, but also offers dyslexia-friendly functionalities, minimising visual stress by allowing each individual to set preferences for visibility comfort.

Users can choose between the Junior and Adult versions. Links to KAZ can be found on the library Lifelong Learning page, and also on the E-resources for parents and children page.

Thousands of titles available to download now

Even when the libraries are closed, you can still browse and download thousands of titles, using cloudLibrary – our user-friendly e-book platform for library members. It’s a great place to start if you’re new to e-books and e-audiobooks, because it’s so simple to set up.

To get started, have your library card handy and click here to go to our e-books page. There you will find links to the cloudLibrary site, step-by-step instructions and tutorial videos.

Happy reading!

 

Tumblebook Library – e-books, read-along, graphic novels & more!

Tumblebook Library is an easy-to-use online resource to educate and entertain children.

The read-along functionality can also be useful for adults who are learning to read English.

Click here to visit our E-resources for Parents and Children page, where you will find more information and links to Tumblebook Library.

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Margaret River Library

Fearn Avenue, Margaret River WA 6285
Phone: (08) 9780 5600
Email: amrlibrary@amrshire.wa.gov.au