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Face Masks Required in the Library for Everyone Age 2 & Up.

Pressreader
Are you looking for a way to read today’s Chicago Tribune, Sun Times, Daily Southtown or La Raza Chicago in digital format?  Want to follow the news as reported in another part of the US or world?  The Press Reader is an excellent resource for local and international newspapers and popular magazines.

Creativebug
Offers online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more.

SWAN Mobile App
The SWAN Library Services mobile app lets you access the catalog and your account any time, anywhere.

Download the SWAN Library Services app for iOS or Android.

Ancestry Library Edition
Genealogy research tool includes a variety of records as well as photos, maps, and learning tools. For at home access click here.

Consumer Reports
ConsumerReports.org features ratings and recommendations on thousands of products and services in many categories.

The Forest Park Review archives go back to 1917. Every newspaper is fully searchable by date and keyword.

Hoopla Digital 
Free access to download and stream ebooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, and comics. Enjoy thousands of titles on your device with your library card! Enjoy content 24/7 with no holds or late fees.
App available for iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire.

Kanopy
Welcome to a whole new world of thoughtful entertainment on Kanopy for all ages! You can now watch the world’s finest cinema on any device. Kanopy provides streaming access to thousands of films with your library card.
App available for iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire.

Libby App by Overdrive
Overdrive has created a quick and easy to use app call Libby. You also have access to the Overdrive App or the Kindle App for your smartphone or tablet.
App available for iOS, Android, and more.

Online learning platform with video tutorials to learn creative skills, business, technology, software, and more to learn, explore new things, and reach your goals.

Mango provides free access to 70+ foreign language courses, 20 English courses, international streaming films and Little Pim, a language learning system for kids. Mango can be accessed anywhere with an internet connection.
App available for iOS and Android

Find good reads for kids by searching by age, subject, plot summary, and more.

Book reviews, recommendations, and read-alikes for your favorite titles and authors.

Overdrive
Overdrive, is filled with over 20,000 unique titles. eBooks and eAudiobooks are available in a variety of formats to work with the most popular devices. New to Ovedrive? Visit OverDrive help to get started.
App available for iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire.

Scroll through Chicagoland’s public records, real estate transactions, mortgages, foreclosures, and more. Includes access to Check Illinois (free background check online in less than 60 seconds). Click here for in library access.

Data Axle (formerly Reference USA)
The premier source of information for reference and research. Offers accurate data on 54 million businesses and 318 million consumers.

Looking for something else? Browse more resources including academic, business, history, science, and literary databases.