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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.
Learn more about your family history by following your ancestors' paper trails. This vast digital collection includes documents from North America (including the decennial censuses through 1940), the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and other regions. Available at home through December 31, 2020.
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.
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
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. or 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books, encyclopedias, and other nonfiction books; cover-to-cover full text for 120+ history periodicals; 59,600 historical documents; 49,600 biographies; 110,200 photos and maps; and 80+ hours of video.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.
Get help for at-home learning from the educational pros at Scholastic: Browse or search for printable lessons, worksheets, mini books, and other resources to engage and support students in pre-K through grade 8.