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3,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities. For ages 2-7. From Age of Learning, Inc. Apps are available for iPad and Android and Kindle tablets - for use at the library only.
Illinois residents have access to thousands of e-resources free of charge & no library card is required. Enjoy ebooks, images & videos – the collection includes classic fiction, children’s fiction, graphic novels, Chicago authors and much more. Download the BiblioBoard app (from the iTunes app store for iOS or from the Google Play Store for Android). Create an account profile and be able to access the collections while outside of Illinois. You will also have the ability to download content for offline reading, and to add bookmarks and notes.
Learn about people from all walks of life including athletes, entertainers, politicians, historical figures, authors and many others.
Explore a variety of classic video storybooks and related nonfiction eBooks in one of nine learning categories. Also includes Spanish titles and educational games. For grades Pre-K – 3.
Enhanced version of Encyclopedia Britannica geared to primary grades. Includes world atlas, primary source documents, and recommended web sites.
Includes primary source documents and historical highlights among search results.
Entries on thousands of authors with full text articles.
Detailed information on more than 300 science experiments for upper elementary and older students. Search by key word or by alphabetical list of science topics.
An easy way to find out about everything from animals to current events. Search by keyword or topic. Perfect for research projects!
FREE online help for kids, teens, and adults. All core subjects offered (grades 3-12): math, science, social Studies, writing assistance, English/language arts, and reading assistance. Resume and cover letter review for job hunters too!
Includes Oscar® nominated family films, PBS kids favorites, literary classic adaptations: Where The Wild Things Are, Johnny Appleseed, Little Red Hen & more.
This searchable archive of over 100 years of National Geographic magazine (1888–present) includes every page and every photograph from the iconic, award winning magazine.
Helps you find new fiction books to read by searching favorite authors, titles, subjects, and genres. For children in grades K-8.
Pronunciator is a fun way to learn any of 80 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more. ESL courses are available for speakers of several languages. For adults and children.
Includes Earth Science, Space Science, Life Sciences, Health & Human Body, Physical Science, Technology & Engineering. For 4th – 9th grades.
Read more, learn more, play more with your favorite Sesame Street friends! Apps are available for Apple & Android devices. Download the app and call the Youth Services Desk at 847-376-2839 for the login credentials in order to get free access.
Includes American Indians, Ancient Civilizations, The Civil War, Continents, U.S. Government, U.S. Regions, Westward Expansion. For 3rd – 6th grades.
Includes Disasters, Earth Science, Ecosystems, Experiments, Extreme Nature, Human Body, Space. For 3rd – 6th grades.
An online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter, graphic novels, National Geographic videos, and audio books. For grades two to six.
A section within World Book Online with short illustrated articles for younger students.
Everything you'd expect from the World Book encyclopedia only better! Great activities for science projects, social studies resources, and more.