Resources

Welcome back to Lake Villa District Library. Face coverings are required, social distancing measures are in place and a limited number of people are allowed in at one time.

Our resources can help you write a paper, learn a language, fix a car, plan a vacation, and a whole lot more. Almost all resources are available anytime, anywhere.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • Must have an LVDL card to register for a course
  • 100+ instructor-led online courses
  • Includes Microsoft Excel, ACT/SAT prep courses, and web design
  • Courses for business professionals - accounting, business law, human resources, marketing
  • Personal enrichment courses such as gardening, cooking, meditation, yoga, and art
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  • 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 authentic recipes from other countries

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  • Premiere provider of computer training video tutorials
  • Basic computer skills and advanced software applications, e.g., (HTML, Javascript, jQuery)

Use it for: Computer training and learning new software 

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  • Book reviews and suggested reading lists for students Kindergarten through 8th grade
  • Lexile scores for books

Use it for: Book reports, finding a book to read

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  • Interactive, talking picture books for kids
  • Works with Flash player directly in web browser; no downloading required

Use it for: A fun way for kids to read, entertainment on long car rides

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  • Interactive, math picture books for kids
  • For grades K-6
  • Works with Flash player directly in web browser; no downloading required

Use it for: A fun way for kids to learn math, entertainment on long car rides

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  • Live 1-on-1 help in math, science, English, and social studies from noon to midnight
  • Writing center for help with essays
  • Grade school to college level

Use it for: Extra help with assignments, proofreading essays

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