The Ness City Public Library is pleased to announce that it now offers the Mango Languages online language-learning system to its patrons, through the State Library of Kansas.

Learning a new language with Mango Languages is free for all library patrons, and offers a fast and convenient solution for our community’s increasing language learning needs.  Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions.  The courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application that integrates components of vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture.  Users learn actual conversation, breaking down complex linguistic elements within an audio-visual framework that draws important connections and builds on information they have already learned.

Mango is available in two versions.  One is Mango Complete, a 100-lesson course that is designed to provide a deep understanding of a language and its culture.  The second is Mango Basic, which teaches everyday greetings, goodbyes, and helpful phrases in a short period of time and is designed to appeal to a beginner in a new language.  There are more than 40 foreign language courses available and 16 English as a second Language (ESL) courses.

“We are thrilled to add Mango Languages to our new list of databases.” said State Library Jo Budler.  “Kansans may want to learn a second language for business, travel, or just because they think it would be interesting.  No matter the reason, Mango makes learning a language fun and we hope the state takes full advantage of one of our newest investments towards enhancing Kansas.”

“Our library has had several requests from our community for language classes and were looking into different possibilities when we received word that the Mango Languages were available through our State Library.” said Jean Schlegel NCPL Library Director.  “I am so excited to have this FREE teaching tool available for individuals in our community!”

To learn more about Mango and get a preview of what the program has to offer, stop by the library and we will give you an introduction.  We also have some free gifts for ‘checking it out!’

You can access Mango Languages three ways:  through the Ness City Library website at, through your Verso Library Patron account or through your Kansas Library Card.

For more information, contact the Ness City Public Library at (785)798-3415.