The Prepared Traveler

Museum Adventure Pass

A Museum Adventure Pass provides free or discounted admission to Chicagoland museums, zoos, and cultural institutions. Come to the Youth Services desk in the library to check out a pass.

Mango Languages

  • Self-paced, interactive courses to learn 50+ languages
  • English courses for foreign speakers
  • Interactive audio for pronunciation practice
  • Memory building exercises, beginner and advanced courses

Use it for: Learning a language, preparation for travel

Global Road Warrior

  • Country profiles for business or casual travelers
  • Guide to local customs, tipping etiquette, places of interests, terms and phrases to know, and  cuisine

Use it for: Preparing for a business trip or personal vacation; finding authenticate recipes from other countries.

A to Z: USA

  • State profiles detailing demographics, crime, cuisine, economy, education, places of interest
  • Historical information and photos

Use it for: Preparing for travel, printing photographs, school reports

A to Z Maps

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data
  • Weather, fishing, political maps
  • NASA maps

Use it for: Gathering GIS data, preparing for travel, printing educational material and handouts