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BCR Partnership with Mango Languages Benefits All Member Libraries

AURORA, Colo., May 11, 2009 — BCR is pleased to announce the addition of Mango Languages to its comprehensive collection of learning resources. Mango is budget friendly and offers a fun, fast and convenient solution to a community's growing language learning needs.

Mango's online language learning system focuses on teaching actual conversational skills for a wide variety of languages. Each lesson combines real-life situations and audio from native speakers with an easy-to-follow interface and simple, clear instructions. Because it's completely web-based, anyone can learn anywhere there is an Internet connection — at the library, a coffee shop or even relaxing at home.

“BCR is excited to be able to offer BCR members access to this unique language resource. Mango is a welcome addition to the suite of products and services BCR can bring to its members,” said Gillian Harrison, director of BCR’s Marketing & Outreach unit.

Mango Languages currently offers 12 language courses — Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Greek, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, ESL for Polish speakers, ESL for Spanish speakers and ESL for Brazilian Portuguese speakers — with many more on the way.

About BCR
BCR brings libraries together for greater success by expanding their knowledge, reach and power. They offer a broad range of solutions and their hands-on, personal attention to each member enables them to deliver effective and timely solutions that help libraries keep pace with new developments in technology and services. BCR is the nation’s oldest and most established multistate library cooperative. Since 1935, the BCR team has helped libraries learn new skills, reach patrons, increase productivity and save money. BCR (Bibliographical Center for Research) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit headquartered in Aurora, Colorado. For more information, visit http://www.BCR.org or email [email protected].

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