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OverDrive Instantly borrow free ebooks and audiobooks to read on your device or Kindle. Compatible with all smart phones, tablets, computers, and eReaders. (connect) Getting Started with Overdrive Download the Libby App Video Getting Started with Libby App Having trouble? Get help with Audiobooks Overdrive App Username: Your Library Card Number Password: Your last name (lowercase) Multilingual books from Unite for Literacy (connect) Resource for beginner language learners who need listening practice. The books introduce vocabulary and simple sentence structures about common everyday topics through simple stories as well as questions and answers. Project Gutenberg (connect) Free public domain e-books.​ LibriVox (connect) Free public domain audiobooks DigiLibraries (connect) Free e-books in a variety of formats, including Chromebook compatible BiblioBoard Open access (connect) Inkie.org instance (connect) provides access to all the content available in BiblioBoard. Along with the educational resources, this includes independently published adult and YA novels, OERs, PopUp Picks and more. RAILS for Schools (connect) Provides streamlined access to educational content appropriate for school-aged users. Many materials are available in English and in Spanish. Access to the inkie.org BiblioBoard instance is restricted. Educational Resources: Scholastic Learn at Home (connect) Daily projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. Pre-k and up Khan Academy (connect) Free resources for ages 4-18, or a free app for ages 2- 7. Requires signing up for a free account. GCF LEARNFREE (CONNECT) Goodwill Community Foundation’s site for free tutorials learning about computers, reading and math. American Panorama (connect) Digital Atlas of America uses online GIS to explore and visualize data with maps. Free. Arcademics (connect) Boost student engagement & fact fluency with our free multiplayer educational games, math games, language arts games, and more! Always Free. NASA STEM Engagement (connect) A variety of STEM-related videos, homework help, and games from NASA. PBS Learning Media (connect) Curated collection of free, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans and more for Illinois teachers. Science Buddies (connect) Science Buddies offers thousands of free resources for learning STEM, including a collection of 160+ fun, hands-on STEM activities and videos. Each of our K-12 activities covers a specific STEM concept, can be done in an hour or less, and can usually be done with materials easily found at home. Spelling City (connect) Efficient game-based study of literacy skills using any word list. Currently free with code "VSCFree90". Beanstalk (connect) Educational materials focused on pre-school aged youth. Free to join during COVID-19 pandemic. Coloring Nature (connect) Coloring Nature is for children and adults. We have more than 675 FREE printable coloring pages . Our coloring categories include serious science: biomes, anatomy, animals, plants and more, plus some pure whimsy – just for fun. Always Free. History: Digital Public Library of America (connect) DPLA connects people to the riches held within America’s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. All of the materials found through DPLA—photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents, and so much more—are free and immediately available in digital format. The cultural institutions participating in DPLA represent the richness and diversity of America itself, from the smallest local history museum to our nation’s largest cultural institutions. Illinois Digital Archives (connect) The Illinois Digital Archives is a repository for the digital collections of the Illinois State Library as well as other libraries and cultural institutions in the State of Illinois. It contains historical photographs, slides, glass negatives, oral histories, manuscripts, letters, federal government documents, postcards, posters, videos, newspapers, and maps. American Archive of Public Broadcasting (connect) Access to thousands of historic public television and radio programs. Music: The Kennedy Center Digital Stage (connect) Archive of the nation’s busiest performing arts center. Chrome Music Lab (connect) Chrome Music Lab is a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands- on experiments. Free. Metropolitan Opera (connect) Will live stream an opera each evening at 6:30 pm central time. The recording will stay on their homepage for 20 hours. Virtual Field Trips: Access Mars (connect) Check out a 360 degree tour of Mars from the Mars Rover Yellowstone National Park (connect) Watch live footage of the Mud Volcano, Fountain Paint Pot, and more Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips (connect) STEM field trips to the Johnson Space Center, arctic tundra, and more The Vatican–Rome (connect) Tour one of the world’s most beautiful buildings. The Louvre–Paris (connect) Virtual tours of some of the historic museum’s most famous collections National Museum of Anthropology–Mexico City (connect) Collections related to the archaeology and history of Mexico’s pre-Hispanic civilizations. National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art–South Korea (connect) Modern Korean art and design. Chicago Children’s Museum (connect) British Museum (connect) Interactive Timeline--Just pick a date and learn more about the thousands of artifacts that make up their collection. The Art Institute of Chicago’s Collection (connect) Searchable online and includes additional information for each artwork. National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. (connect) A variety of online resources, including family activities and recorded lectures.
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E-Resources

A Winnebago Public Library card number and Personal Identification Number (PIN), which is your last name in lowercase, are required for access to most of the library’s e- resources. Free software may also need to be downloaded to your computer or e-reader. E-Resource services are free to Winnebago Public Library District card holders.
Adult and Teen: 2019 IL DMV Practice Test Practice tests (Easy, Hard, Hardest) and Exam Simulator, FAQs section with detailed answers to over 100 questions. (connect) Secretary of State Facility Finder (connect) Driver’s Manual (connect) Illinois Motorcycle Operator Manual (connect) Illinois CDL Handbook (connect)
Genealogy Online Information Illinios State Archives Databases (connect) Illinois Digital Archive (connect) The USGenWeb Project (connect) US Board on Geographic Names (connect) Nationwide Gravesite Locator (connect) DAR Genealogical Research System (connect) Atlas of Historical County Boundaries (connect) General Land Office Records (connect)