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We are happy to help inspire the bookworms-in-training under your care!

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Upcoming Events

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Drop-in Playtime

10:00am - 1:00pm
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This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.
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Summer Reading: Art is All Around Us

06/01/2024 @ 9:00am - 07/31/2024 @ 9:00pm

The Latest Reading Recommendations & More!

Lit Lorie Loves – Seek and Find Picture Books

What a wonderful way to spend quality time with your child or grandchild is to engage in classic and modern picture books often known as Hide and Seek or I Spy. These picture books are also great to occupy your children during long car or airplane trips.

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Lit Lorie Loves – 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

From birth to age 5, your child is experiencing a crucial time of growth and development. Reading with them every day helps prepare them for future success as readers and life‑long learners. Not to mention you will be spending quality time together while promoting a love of reading. Along the way, the Children’s Library staff are here to support you and cheer you on. Stop by the Children’s Library circulation desk for more information on how to enroll your child. Built into the program are book recommendations, here is a small selection from the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten book lists:

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Children's Library Staff

We look forward to being of service. To contact the Children's Library, please call 847-234-0648 or send us a message.

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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.

User Guide

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EXPLORA General Search logo

GO TO EXPLORA GENERAL SEARCH.

What you can do with it

Simultaneously search a topic across any combination of EBSCO databases available through Lake Forest Library.

Fiero Code logo

GO TO FIERO CODE.

What you can do with it

Kids ages 8–18 can complete hundreds of self-paced coding tutorials and dozens of real-world projects, developing their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

User Guide

On your first visit, you will be prompted to create an account using an email address and password. To get started, select "Sign Up."

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Hein Online

GO TO: HEINONLINE: SOCIAL JUSTICE SUITE for in-library use only

WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH IT
This collection of databases provides information about social justice movements throughout history, including the fight for civil rights and racial justice.

Databases included: Civil Rights and Social Justice, Gun Regulation and Legislation in America, LGBTQ+Rights, Open Society Justice Initiative, Slavery in America and the World

USER GUIDE
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LearningExpress Library logo

GO TO LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY.

What you can do with it

Take self-paced tutorials and practice exams to help you change careers, pass occupational exams, become a U.S. Citizen, learn job finding and computer skills, prepare for college, get your GED, and more.

User Guide

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Linked in Learning logo

GO TO LINKEDIN LEARNING.

What you can do with it

Be a lifelong learner with free tutorials from the industry leader in technology training. Enhance and expand your business, technology, and creative skills. (Formerly Lynda.com.)

User Guide

Get started with the LinkedIn Learning app

How to access

App available, search for "linkedin learning" in your app store
Works on iOS, Android, smartphones, tablets ... just install the app
Works in computer browser
EBSCO Masterfile Premier

GO TO MASTERFILE PREMIER.

What you can do with it

Access more than 1,500 full-text magazines, a robust collection of eBooks, more than 55,000 primary source documents, and an extensive image collection including maps and flags.

User Guide

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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

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!

National Geographic Kids logo

GO TO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS.

What you can do with it

Explore full issues of National Geographic Kids magazine, books, videos, and images! With high-quality informational texts, fun features, and weird and wacky facts, Gale Presents: National Geographic Kids engages students across primary, upper-elementary, and middle school grades.

Peterson's Test and Career Prep

GO TO PETERSON'S TEST AND CAREER PREP

WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH IT
Access information and support for standardized test preparation, researching and selecting college and graduate schools, finding tuition assistance, and exploring careers.

TESTS COVERED

  • ACT Test Prep
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE®)
  • ASVAB, AGQT, and AFOQT
  • SAT Prep and PSAT Prep
  • Citizenship Test Prep
  • General Education Development (GED®)
  • Other Tests

HOW TO ACCESS
Peterson's Test and Career Prep requires each user to create a username and password. To set up your personal account, select PETERSON'S TEST AND CAREER PREP, then “Sign Up Now”. Complete the form and then select “Register."
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Points of View Reference Center logo

GO TO POINTS OF VIEW REFERENCE CENTER.

What you can do with it

Explore rich content from resources that present multiple sides of an issue, helping students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop analytical thinking skills. Supports school curriculum standards.

User Guide

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Primary Search logo

GO TO PRIMARY SEARCH.

What you can do with it

Explore carefully curated content for elementary school ages, including full text for the most popular children's magazines, eBooks, and easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. Includes Cricket Media content and reference books such as American Heritage Children's Dictionary. Supports Lexiles reading measures.

Science Reference Center logo

GO TO SCIENCE REFERENCE CENTER.

What you can do with it

Search and browse full text of hundreds of science magazines, journals, reference books, and high-quality videos. The database also contains science experiments, NGSS and CCSS curriculum-aligned lesson plans, Lexiles reading measures, Google Classroom integration, and a vast image collection.

User Guide

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eBooks

GO TO TUMBLE BOOK LIBRARY.

What you can do with it

Enjoy easy-to-use eBooks for grades K–6. Read as many books you want, when you want, and on any device with no need to check out, place holds, or download files.

User Guide

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tutor.com: A service of The Princeton Review

GO TO TUTOR.COM.

What you can do with it

K–12 students can receive live one-on-one online tutoring in math, science, English, social studies, and writing. Adults can receive one-on-one career help, GED prep, and citizenship test prep. Available daily from 2:00–11:00 pm.

User Guide

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World Book Online

GO TO WORLD BOOK ONLINE.

What you can do with it

Explore multiple versions of World Book Encyclopedias including Kids, Student, Advanced, Timelines, Discover, French, and Spanish.

User Guide

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