SOURCE: VerbaLearn


December 18, 2009 10:30 ET

Libraries Can Now Get a Free Subscription for Vocabulary Builder VerbaLearn

Web-Based Service for Public Libraries Includes All Features in Paid Version; Intends to Help Low-Income Students and People Without a Computer Build Vocabulary

ACTON, MA--(Marketwire - December 18, 2009) - Public libraries can now offer all services on, the website for building vocabulary, to their patrons for free, VerbaLearn, Inc. announced.

With the new free library subscription from VerbaLearn, all patrons of participating libraries get free use of the full-featured VerbaLearn Plus version, which normally costs $19.99 per individual.

Up until recently, a one-year VerbaLearn library subscription ran as much as $4,000, but Co-Founder James Potter said the firm decided to offer the library subscription service for free so people who can't afford the $19.99 individual program -- VerbaLearn Plus -- or don't own a computer, can still improve their vocabulary.

VerbaLearn helps students improve their SAT, GRE, ACT and ESL test scores and also offers courses at the 7th through 12th grade reading levels.

All public libraries in the United States are eligible for the free subscription service. Simply visit or email to sign up for the free subscription.

"It's a new way public libraries can expand the services they offer patrons without spending a cent," said VerbaLearn Co-Founder Nathan Barr.

There is no software to install or drain on staff time because VerbaLearn,, is web-based and completely self-sufficient. Libraries just need to sign up with VerbaLearn and let their patrons know about the new service, according to Potter. Patrons can easily set up their free account at the library or remotely.

VerbaLearn will never sell any patron information to a third party and never ask for money from patrons. There is also no advertising on the site.

Interactive Features Take Building Vocabulary to New Level

VerbaLearn's Web 2.0 features make learning vocabulary more fun and effective. They include downloadable MP3 files for listening on an iPod or a computer, online games, crossword puzzles, video flashcards, and print flashcards. All tools are customized to the user's individual word lists.

VerbaLearn features courses developed by professors at leading universities and an adaptive curriculum. VerbaLearn automatically creates a study list so that users only review the words they don't already know. The study list can be used with online quizzes, games, audio and virtual flashcards.

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