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Books and Reading Recommendations

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Audiobooks & ebooks

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Audiobooks

Super Readers Club

Attention Students in Grades K-5! You are invited to join the Super Readers Club. The more you read, the more Spirit Sticks you will earn. Spirit Sticks are fun to collect and even more fun to show off to your friends. How it works: Visit the Library. Select a group of books to read from. Like pirates? Read adventure books! Like comic books? Choose graphic novels! You'll receive a book log. Return the completed log to earn one Spirit Stick. You can earn one Spirit Stick a month. 

Literature and Poetry

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Youth Resources

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Alpha List

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T U V W Y

Play games, watch videos, and learn to read at the same time. Grades Pre-K to 2. (Available from Library computers only.)

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Search archives throughout the world, including local institutions.

Locate articles on business, science, humanities, and popular culture.

Watch video storybooks and then read e-books to learn more about the topic in the story. Grades Pre-K - 3. 

Search the full-text of all articles in all editions and sections of the Chicago Tribune.

Search full-text back to the first issues of the Chicago Tribune.

Find service bulletins, recalls, and maintenance and repair instructions for cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs.

Search this index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities.

Search for product ratings, reviews, and buying guides from home or out at the store.

Discover highly-recommended fiction and non-fiction books for children and adults.

Free Illinois practice driving tests for cars and motorcycles as well as practice CDL exams.

Locate articles from scholarly journals.

En Español. Search comprehensive articles as well as images, maps, videos, animations, and sounds.

 

Search journal articles, records and reports going back to 1966 in the field of education.

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Full-text Reference Books.

Find U.S. government documents.

Access three encyclopedias including Amazing Animals, America the Beautiful, and Lands and People.

Find your ancestors in Census records, genealogies, local histories, and military records.

Need help with your homework? Tutors are available live online from 3:00-10:00 p.m. Grades K-12.

Find books and other materials in Illinois libraries.

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Achieve your educational and career goals, including test preparation and study aids.

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Search articles covering all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing

Research stocks and mutual funds, including ratings, reports and key ratios.

Use your favorite books to find more books to read.

Use your favorite books to find more books you might love. Grades K-8.

Search digital resources from open archives including audio and images.

Research industry trends and analytics. Research companies and executives.

(In Library use.) Search for Illinois businesses, bankruptcies, and real estate transactions.

(Remote access.) Search for Illinois businesses, bankruptcies, and real estate transactions.

Search for people and businesses including doctors and conduct market research.

Access three encyclopedias including Amazing Animals, America the Beautiful, and Lands and People.

Access travel ebooks online.

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Popular books and graphic novels for grades 7-12

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Read or listen to books and graphic novels for grades 2-6.

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Read-along talking picture books for grades pre-K-2.

Monitor stock and mutual fund performances. Research by company name, ticker symbol, or industry.

Explore videos, maps, games and pictures to help you learn more about many topics. Grades K-5. 

Find articles, maps, images and videos to help with your homework! Grades 3-8.  

The popular World Book encyclopedia in an online format that includes articles, printable maps, images, and videos.

Discover events spanning a wide variety of subjects, including art, sports, and technolgy.

Find books and other materials in libraries worldwide.

Search the WorldCat database for dissertations.