Resources

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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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  • Collection of ebooks, audiobooks, and videos
  • Local content from self-published authors
  • Large collection of classic novels
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  • Collection of ebooks and audiobooks
  • See our Downloads page for instructions and FAQ
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  • We have a collection of popular books on hand at the library that can be checked out as a group.
  • If you don't want one of the books we already have, we can also obtain up to 10 copies of popular books that can check out for 6 weeks at a time. Fill out the Book Discussion Request Form and we'll get to work.
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  • A suite of resources supporting local authors
  • Design and export your own e-book using Pressbooks software
  • Submit your e-book for inclusion in Indie Illinois, Indie Author Project Select, or the Soon To Be Famous Illinois Author Project
  • Read and discover e-books from idependently published authors
  • Open to all Illinois residents and sponsored by Reading Across Illinois Library System
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  • Book reviews, award winners, and read-alike recommendations

Use it for: Finding your next favorite book

Did you know: If you like Sue Monk Kidd, you’ll probably enjoy Elizabeth Gilbert, Kim Edwards, and Curtis Sittenfeld

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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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  • Collection of ebooks and eaudiobooks
  • See our Downloads page for instructions and FAQ
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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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  • Catalog to search for books in libraries around the world
  • The place to submit request for items via Inter Library Loan (ILL)

Use it for: Finding items we don't have at Lake Villa District Library

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