Get reliable information here: Use the drop-down menus to find the resource you need. Plus, learn online with tools like Lynda, Mango, and Tutor.com. Most resources are accessible anytime using your Vernon Area Library card number.
Strengthen early reading skills: BookFlix pairs classic storybook videos with related nonfiction e-books, linking fiction with fact and encouraging children to explore their world. Best for pre-K through grade 3.
Try this fun-infused way to learn a new language. Mango prepares you for realistic conversations and strengthens everyday communication skills in more than 70 world languages, including English instruction from 21 different languages. Download the highly rated Mango app to learn anywhere or learn online.
Read any of 6,000+ newspapers and magazines from around the globe with instant access wherever you are. Includes U.S. newspapers such as Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, and New York Post. Also includes popular periodicals in Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Polish, Korean, Hindi, Tamil, Tagalog, French, German, and other languages.
• Read online using your computer or mobile device
• Read offline using the Press Reader app - must use the library's Wi-Fi to
download newspapers to the app
• Login with your library card number and PIN
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Explore and stay informed on local, national and international topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources from around the world to around the corner, including the Chicago Sun-Times, Lake County News-Sun, Vernon Hills Review and more. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.
Stream acclaimed mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond. Use your Vernon Area Library card number to sign up for an account on the RBdigital website or app, then check out a 7-day pass to enjoy unlimited streaming for the week.
Research any U.S. world history topic or person here. Includes full text of 2,000+ reference books, encyclopedias, and other nonfiction books; cover-to-cover full text for 120+ history periodicals; 59,600 historical documents; 49,600 biographies; 110,200 photos and maps; and 80+ hours of video.
Explore thousands of expert-led wellness programs covering cooking, nutrition, child care, personal finances, fitness, yoga, mindfulness, and stress reduction. Take live (interactive) or on-demand (recorded) classes. Use your Vernon Area Library card number to sign up for an account on the RBdigital website or app, then check out a 7-day pass to enjoy unlimited access for the week.
The world’s largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries is at your fingertips. Use your Vernon Area Library card number to sign up for an account on the RBdigital website or app, then check out a 7-day pass to enjoy unlimited access for the week.
Explore science topics and questions here. Includes full-text articles from hundreds of encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources on biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science, technology, wildlife, and more. For teachers: articles for correlated to state and national curriculum standards.
Featuring teacher-created lesson plans and printable activity sheets, Teachables provides educational support for teachers and parents. Find resources covering all school subjects that align with curriculum standards for PreK through grade 6.