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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

User Guide

Watch a tutorial

Booklist Online

GO TO BOOKLIST ONLINE.

What you can do with it

Access the best book reviews for public libraries and school libraries, and the best books to read for your book club, brought to you by the ALA.

Booklist Reader

GO TO BOOKLIST READER.

What you can do with it

Access quality book and audiobook recommendations, author interviews, original features, and more for readers of all ages, provided by the Lake Forest Library.

While supplies last, print copies of Booklist Reader are also available to take from the "Read Me Next" displays at the Library.

Current issue

Cloud Library logo

eBooks · eAudiobooks

GO TO CLOUDLIBRARY.

What you can do with it

Borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks, especially new and recently published titles.

User Guide

Get started with the cloudLibrary app

Amount

16 checkouts at a time

Loan Period

3 weeks

How to access

App available, search for "cloudlibrary" in your app store
Works on iOS, Android, smartphones, tablets, Kindle Fire, Nook ... just install the app
Works in computer browser
No, does not work on Kindle eInk reader
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
Freegal Music logo

Music

GO TO FREEGAL.

What you can do with it

Stream and download from the Sony Music catalog of more than 18 million songs from 100 countries and 200 genres. Keep your downloads forever, use AI-powered search recommendations, build your own playlists, and enjoy ad-free listening.

User Guide

Get started with the Freegal app

Amount

Unlimited streaming

3 downloads per week

How to access

App available, search for "freegal" in your app store
Works on iOS, Android, smartphones, tablets ... just install the app
Works in computer browser
Hoopla and Hoolpa Kids logos

Movies & TV · eBooks · eAudiobooks · eComics · Music

GO TO HOOPLA.

What you can do with it

Borrow and stream movies, music, eBooks, eAudiobooks, comics, and TV shows.

Some special collections

  • Enable Kids Mode to display only kid-appropriate content
  • Hallmark movies
  • Acorn TV
  • The Great Courses eAudiobooks

User Guide

Get started with the Hoopla app

Amount

  • 10 Instant Borrows per month
  • Borrow more from special collections using a BingePass and Bonus Borrows.

Loan Period

3 weeks for eBooks, eAudiobooks, and Comics
3 days for Movies and TV shows
1 week for Music

How to access

App available, search for "hoopla" in your app store
Works on iOS, Android, smartphones, tablets ... just install the app
Works in computer browser
Works with Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, and Roku
No, does not work on Kindle eInk reader
Kanopy and Kanopy Kids logos

Movies & Documentaries

GO TO KANOPY.

What you can do with it

Watch a wide range of on-demand streaming videos.

Some special collections

  • Enable Kids Mode to display only kid-appropriate
  • The Criterion Collection
  • Documentaries
  • Foreign films
  • Classic cinema
  • The Great Courses videos

User Guide

Get started with the Kanopy app

Amount

10 per month (total for Kanopy plus Kanopy Kids)

How to access

App available, search for "kanopy" in your app store
Works on iOS, Android, smartphones, tablets ... just install the app
Works in computer browser
Works with Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, and Roku
Lake Forest Library App

INSTALL THE LAKE FOREST LIBRARY APP on Apple iOS and Android.

What you can do with it

Store a digital version of your library card, scan a book's ISBN barcode to find out if it's available through the Library, search the catalog and request items for pick-up, register for upcoming events, access your library account and reading history, and more.

Libby, Digital Library of Illinois, OverDrive logos

eBooks · eAudiobooks · eMagazines · eComics · Videos

GO TO LIBBY / Digital Library of IL.

What you can do with it

Borrow from a vast collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines.

User Guides

Get started with the Libby app

How to Download eBooks to a Kindle

Amount

  • 10 eBook/eAudiobook checkouts at a time
  • No limit on eMagazines

Loan Period

7, 14, or 21 days (you choose in Settings or when checking out an item)

How to access

App available, search for "libby" in your app store
Works on iOS, Android, smartphones, tablets, Kindle Fire, Nook ... just install the app
Works on Kindle eInk readers ... just choose Kindle format when checking out an item
Read or listen to titles on a computer with an internet browser by visiting the Digital Library of Illinois
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
Muzzy

GO TO MUZZY LANGUAGES ONLINE.

What you can do with it

Children can learn languages including English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish through an easy-to-use website, language learning movies, 400+ online games, 28 vocabulary builder videos, and more!

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.

User Guide

Watch a tutorial

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

PressReader logo

GO TO PRESSREADER.

What you can do with it

Enjoy free full text, full color online access to popular newspapers and magazines from around the world! Create an account for additional features including saved searches and favorite publications.

Access WorldCat

GO TO WORLDCAT.

WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH IT
Browse a world-wide catalog of millions of books, multimedia, web resources, and other materials.