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Beanstack Reading App logo

GO TO BEANSTACK.

What you can do with it

Log your reading, complete activities, and win prizes while participating in Library programs including Summer Reading, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, and more!

How to access

App available, search for "beanstack" in your app store
Works on iOS, Android, smartphones, tablets ... just install the app
Works in computer browser
Creativebug logo

GO TO CREATIVEBUG.

What you can do with it

Choose from more than 1,000 award-winning art and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

User Guide

Get started with the Creativebug app

How to access

App available, search for "creativebug" in your app store
Works on iOS, Android, smartphones, tablets ... just install the app
Works in computer browser
CultureGrams

GO TO CULTUREGRAMS.

What you can do with it

Explore cultural information including videos, recipes, customs, and lifestyles from other countries in the world and states in the U.S.

Ethnic Diversity Source logo

GO TO ETHNIC DIVERSITY SOURCE.

What you can do with it

Research and explore the culture, traditions, social treatment, and lived experiences of ethnic groups in America using full text from peer-reviewed journals, magazines, Associated Press videos, biographies, speeches, interviews, and letters. Enjoy unlimited access to thousands of high-quality eBooks on the topic of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

EXPLORA General Search logo

GO TO EXPLORA GENERAL SEARCH.

What you can do with it

Research a topic and access all EBSCO resources available through Lake Forest Library.

Literary Reference Center logo

GO TO LITERARY REFERENCE CENTER.

What you can do with it

Find thousands of full-text classic novels, short stories and poems, plus summaries, critical essays, literary journals, author interviews and biographies, and over 1 million book reviews and school curriculum support.

Mango Languages logo

GO TO MANGO LANGUAGES.

What you can do with it

Learn a wide variety of languages more effectively through real-life situations and actual conversation.

User Guide

Get started with the Mango app

How to access

App available, search for "mango languages" in your app store
Works on iOS, Android, smartphones, tablets ... just install the app
Works in computer browser
Middle Search Plus logo

GO TO MIDDLE SEARCH PLUS.

What you can do with it

Access popular middle school magazines, reference eBooks, and thousands of primary source documents and videos on subjects including history, current events, science, and sports. Publications include Cobblestone, Ranger Rick, Scholastic Science World, Time for Kids, US News and World Report, and more. Compatible with Lexiles reading measures.

Muzzy

GO TO MUZZY LANGUAGES ONLINE.

What you can do with it

Language learning for children. Courses available in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.

NextReads

GO TO NEXTREADS.

What you can do with it

Sign up for email reading lists in 20 different subjects and genres. Find your next read.​​​​​​

NoveList K-8 Plus logo

GO TO NOVELIST K–8 PLUS.

What you can do with it

Find fiction and nonfiction recommendations for grades K–8 based on your interests and preferences.

NoveList Plus logo

GO TO NOVELIST PLUS.

What you can do with it

Find fiction and nonfiction recommendations based on your interests and preferences.

User Guide

Watch a tutorial

OAIster

GO TO OCLC OALSTER.

What you can do with it

Access millions of records from over 2,000 organizations, including books, articles, audio, video, and images.

Weiss Ratings Financial Ratings Series

GO TO WEISS RATINGS.

What you can do with it

Access financial strength ratings for banks, credit unions, and insurance. Get investment ratings for stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs. Also included is the Customized Medicare Supplement Insurance Buyer's Guide.