ABCmouse.com: From Age of Learning, Inc., the award-winning ABCmouse.com curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-6+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse.com is 100% educational, with 3,500+ learning activities across all major subject areas—reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Best of all, kids love it!
This program is only available while you are in the library.
This resource can only be accessed via the library’s computers or through a personal Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest Genealogy Resources
HeritageQuest Online combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular UMI Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content. Heritage Quest can be used in the library or you may log in remotely by using this link: http://www.heritagequestonline.com/barcode?aid=22766
Read Indie books. Discover books from local authors. Investigate Illinois library community collections. All without checking out materials or placing holds!
The very best books entertain, engage and enlighten. They wrap us in their world, giving us a window into the lives of others or a mirror to reflect on ourselves. These are the books you’ll find on BookBrowse. BookBrowse offers reviews, “beyond the book” articles, recommended reading for book clubs, read-alikes, books by themes, author interviews and more.
Discover a world of possibilities with Boundless, an extensive collection of ebooks, audio and digital media. Whether you’re an avid reader or someone who listens to audio at 2x speed, Boundless is your gateway to the best in digital content and programming. Access our digital library from the comfort of your own device, so you can read, learn and explore wherever you are. The My Shelf feature is a personalized page for all of your checkouts. You can also view specially curated carousels and content based on your reading activities and interests. With insights, goals and badges, you can set personal reading goals, track your progress and earn badges!
ConsumerReports.org® — the largest paid-publication subscription-based website in the world — enables consumers to make better purchasing decisions on the products they are shopping for. Whether a user is looking to find the best deal on an LCD TV, or researching the top-recommended used vehicles, ConsumerReports.org provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.
OCLC FirstSearch Databases gives you access to 14 databases covering a variety of topics. Some with full text articles. This service is offered through a grant from the Illinois State Library to Illinois Libraries. Please call 309-243-5716 for log-in.
For almost 20 years, the GCFLearnFree.org program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email, to reading, math, and more—GCFLearnFree.org offers more than 200 topics, including more than 7,000 lessons, more than 1,000 videos, and more than 50 interactives and games, completely free.
HighWire offers the world’s largest collection of free full-text science articles.
Use your Dunlap library card to download or stream TV shows, movies, music, ebooks, and audiobooks thru Hoopla! Enjoy four borrows a month, including old favorites AND brand new material. No holds, no waiting, always available!
Go to hoopladigital.com or download the app from The App Store or Google Play and get started today!
Free creation and publishing tools for authors, available to all Illinois residents. Provides access to works by local authors.
Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S., including the Peoria Journal Star and more. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.
Access the Peoria Journal Star online by clicking here!
To access newspapers from throughout the country, including the Wall Street Journal, Peoria Journal Star, USA Today, and Washington Post, click here.
TechBoomers is an education and discovery website that provides free tutorials of popular websites and Internet-based services in a manner that is accessible to older adults and other digital technology newcomers.