UPDATE - 8/12/2015 - The Free Library no longer offers Treehouse to our card holders. This change went into effect in December 2014. We apologize for any confusion.
One newest resource, Treehouse, will help you build websites, create iPhone and Android apps, build web apps with Ruby on Rails and PHP, learn about user experience, how to start a business, and much more!
Treehouse offers more than just learning though. Through their guided learning Tracks, Deep Dives, and by interacting with the Treehouse community in their online forums, you can prepare yourself for a new career or advancement in your current position.
Once you register (Treehouse is a free service, you only need your Free Library card to sign up!), you will find that the Treehouse platform is organized into courses by topic and tailored Tracks to help you learn. Each course is broken down into specific projects and Deep Dives so you can master the languages and skills you need. Best of all, Treehouse believes that learning should be fun! They've gamified the Treehouse app so you'll enjoy the interactive quizzes and code challenges. As you progress, you will also be able to earn badges and points and create a profile to publicly display your progress.
You can find Treehouse on our new Digital Learning portal as well as on our recently redesigned database page. You will only need to register the first time you use Treehouse. Once registered, you can login directly.
Here are the founders and teachers of Treehouse talking about what makes their platform so great (but where they talk about the low cost, remember that with your Free Library card, there's no cost to you, it's FREE!)
Enjoy learning and let us know what you think of this new resource in the comments below!