New in the Decoda Library! June 2024

Borrow new resources! The Decoda Literacy Library continuously adds titles to the collection. Here’s a sample of the latest additions. For more of the latest additions, check out this list.


Cover of book "Nurses"

Nurses by Quinn M. Arnold

Are you interested in healthcare? Do you like to take care of people? Are you looking for a meaningful career? This book contains colourful photographs which shows readers what it is like to be a nurse. Learn new vocabulary and job description before making a career decision.

Nurses is part of a wonderful series called Seedlings. Check out some of the other great career-themed books, as well as holidays and transportation, in the series.



Cover of book "Nouns"

Nouns by Kate Riggs

What are nouns? How are they used? This book by Kate Riggs provides colourful photos and gives you a basic overview of nouns to help improve your basic grammar and sentence structure.

Check out other books from the series Grammar Basics by Kate Riggs to help improve your writing such as Adjectives, Adverbs and Verbs.



Cover of book "Dancer"

Dancer Story by Anne Dunn and pictures by Moira Henrahan

“Dancing is hard work,” her parents told her. “You won’t earn much money. It’s not a good life. Work hard at school and get a good, steady job.” – Page 4

Can you relate to this? Does this sound familiar to you? In this book from the popular series PageTurners, the main character Suzanne wants to be a professional dancer. She listened to her parents advice of going back to school and got a job. However, Suzanne is not happy, find out what she does next.



Cover of book "Researching learning and teaching with adults : an introduction"

Researching learning and teaching with adults : an introduction by Dr. Ralf St. Clair

Written by Decoda’s Board Chair Dr. Ralf St. Clair, this book is designed to help you establish the mindset of being a professional researcher.

“Designed to help the reader move through an empirical research project, this book describes how they can think like a researcher. Methods and methodologies are presented as pragmatic tools to address research questions. Research into adult learning is different from educational research more broadly as it recognizes and applies the power of narrative and experience. Adult learning is a localized and highly diverse endeavor, and inevitably reflects the life experiences and identity of those involved, making their stories essential. There is a fundamental link between adult learning and the lifeworld of those who are involved in that learning. Whether we are considering a community project supporting adults to tell their immigration stories in a new language, a university instructor encouraging students to think about the assumptions behind the economics curriculum, a group working to re-establish an Indigenous language in a community, or a corporate trainer delivering anti-harassment sessions, the vast majority of education for adults does not fit the taken for granted assumptions of school-centered educational research. One implication is the need for researchers in adult learning to apply the tools differently. With this book in hand, a person who has never done any research in the past can design and complete a project that works for them and their partners.” – Publisher Description


Stay tuned for even more new titles coming in the next few months!

The Decoda Library is open to all adults in BC. We will mail the loans to you for free. Register to borrow. To request any of the new titles, log into your library account and place the titles on hold. Or, send an email to

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