Explore recipes and food culture from 174 countries. Additional features include food glossaries, food history timelines, and ingredient searches.
Focused on African-American and Black literature from around the world, this site has book reviews and bestseller lists, author profiles, and information about upcoming books and events.
For young learners (ages 2-7+), this comprehensive online educational resource has more than 4,000 interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities. (In library use only)
Scholastic BookFlix pairs video storybooks with real-world information to help new readers build a love of reading and learning. Also includes interactive games to help build vocabulary and improve literacy.
Almost three million images from top international collection, rights-cleared for educational use.
Download ebooks and eaudiobooks to your computer, phone (Libby app) or MP3 player. Formerly MyMediaMall. A service of Overdrive.
An up-to-date reference center for all ages–kids, teens, and adults–where you can conduct research, complete homework assignments, and work on special projects. Store your research in your own personal “My Britannica” account. If you need images for your assignments, check out Britannica’s Image Quest.
You can also search the Spanish-language version of Encyclopedia Britannica created just for students, Britannica Escolar.
Encyclopedia Britannica Spanish Reference Center le ofrece recursos de referencia en español en dos interfaces exclusivas — cada una con una enciclopedia adaptada a las necesidades del lector: Enciclopedia Moderna para los estudiantes de preparatoria y universidad y Britannica Escolar para estudiantes de primaria y secundaria.[This site offers resources in Spanish for all ages in two unique interfaces, each with its own comprehensive encyclopedia: Enciclopedia Moderna for high school and college students and Britannica Escolar for elementary and middle school students.]
Explore More Illinois is a free service provided by the library that provides instant online access to free and discounted tickets to museums, science centers, sporting events, zoos, park districts, theaters, and other fun and local cultural venues.
This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.