New! Sioux Center Library offers Gale Courses

Our mission at the Sioux Center Public Library is “to fuel Sioux Center’s passion for reading, personal growth, and learning” and we believe our recent decision to purchase Gale Courses will encourage the personal growth & learning of our patrons and community.

Gale Courses is an online learning resource that is free with your library card. They offer a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you take online. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. Courses offered include digital photography, web design, business writing, project management, sales and marketing and many more! Business professionals may want to enhance your skills with computer applications, improve writing abilities or better understand business or criminal law. Teachers and students will be interested in the courses offered on mathematics, reading & writing, science and test prep. Parents may enjoy courses on encouraging kids to read, handling medical emergencies or understanding adolescents. The personal development courses range on topics from effective communication, weight loss, and sign language. We feel that Gale Courses offers something for every patron!

We encourage you to browse the selection of courses offered and create your own account. Just go to and select the Gale Courses icon. We’d love to hear about what courses you take and how you like this new resource.