Online Library and Web Resources

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African American Heritage

ProQuest African American Heritage is a groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. This collection was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans. 

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Bolingbrook Bugle

Online presence of the print newspaper. Searchable back issues - going back to 2012 - are available using the E-edition link at the website.

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Bolingbrook Park District

Has information about area parks and recreation opportunities. You can register for park district classes and events online.

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Bolingbrook Patch

Online news source covering Bolingbrook and the surrounding area.

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Bolingbrook Reporter

Online presence of the print newspaper. Searchable online E-editions of the newspaper are available going back to the beginning of 2013.

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BookFlix

BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction from Children’s Press and other trusted Scholastic imprints.

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Brainfuse Help Now!

A full service resource that has live on-line tutors, writing labs, online group collaboration classrooms and much, much more. Resume writing help, Microsoft Office help, high school equivalency prep and U.S. Citizenship preparation are also offered as part of the service. Uses Java applet which can cause browser issues, Chrome recommended, or select the HTML5 option.

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Commonsense Media

Find reviews and ratings for movies, games, websites, TV, books, and music.  See what a variety of parents, children, and teens have to say about any one piece of entertainment.  Check out their many lists of favorites.  The organization strives to be trustworthy and non-partisan.

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Community High School District 99 (Downers Grove)

Information about the high-school district which covers the northeast corner of Bolingbrook, including school information, curriculum, school boundaries and enrollment information.

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CultureGrams

Includes World Edition, with reports on more than 200 countries and cultures, focusing on twenty-five categories including history, personal appearance, gestures, family, economy, and more; Kid Edition, a collection of country reports that teaches upper elementary-aged children more about the world around them; and States and Province Editions, featuring colorful, easy-to-read state reports that help upper elementary-aged students understand the diversity and history of each U.S. state and the District of Columbia. Each report includes maps, flags, state symbols, plus sections on history, economy, geography, population, and more.

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DLTK Crafts for Kids

A variety of fun, printable children's crafts, coloring pages and more including projects for holidays, educational themes and some favorite cartoon characters.

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DuPage Township

Information about township services, including services for at-risk youth and senior citizens. Apply for marriage licenses and get information about property assessments. Also operates a food pantry.

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ERIC

Journal articles and reports in education. Full text of some items is available.

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Forest Preserve District of Will County

Information about the Forest Preserves in Will County, including Whalon Lake in Bolingbrook. Forest Preserve programs, events, trail maps and other information are all accessible through this website.

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FreedomFlix

History comes to life with dynamic e-books of the Children's Press best-selling Cornerstones of Freedom series, complete with embedded popup features such as maps, timelines, virtual tour clips, primary source videos and audio clips.

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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines. Content Includes: Full text for more than 2,000 magazines and books, more than 720 videos, more than 180 hobby profiles, and more than 7,800 recipes. Also included: The MakerSpace Spotlight highlights step-by-step projects available in the Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center to promote hands-on learning and creativity. This feature is available on the Home Page in the right-hand column and is rotated on a regular basis. Projects cover a wide range of topics from knitting and crochet to model-building and robotics. Complete, step-by-step instructions and patterns are available for every project, along with detailed, how-to information on related techniques. 

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Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

Information on Illinois history or preservation. Find a museum, a list of historical sites, how to get your building listed on the National Register of Historic Places, or read an article from Illinois History Teacherwhich includes articles about Illinois history as well as lesson plans and other resources to help teachers incorporate information into classroom instruction.

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Indian Prairie School District 204

Information about the school district which covers the west/northwest corner of Bolingbrook, including school information, curriculum, school boundaries and enrollment information.

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Literary Reference Center Plus

A searchable and expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries & title overviews, literary reference books & monographs, literary magazines & journals, book reviews, author interviews and much more.

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Little PIM

A language learning resource geared for children from the same company that brings you Mango Languages. Languages are being added all the time - check back to see what is new!

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MasterFile Premier

Full-text of thousands of general reference magazine articles and publications from 1975 to the present. It covers a wide range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.

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Museum Free Days

Posted at the ChooseChicago.com website, this list includes the major museums located in the city and gives information about the days where there is no admission charge to get into the museum. Museums do still charge for events and special attractions on these days.

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Naperville Community Unit School District 203

Information about the school district which covers the north/nortwest part of Bolingbrook, including school information, curriculum, school boundaries and enrollment information.

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NoveList K-8 Plus

Covers fiction and non-fiction for grades pre-K through 8. This helpful database will show you lists of books for different ages, tell you the order of books in a series, and suggest the right name for a book you describe. The lists of "Recommended Reads" suggest good choices for nonfiction topics or fiction genres.

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NoveList Plus

Search for fiction books by author, title, series title, plot, or genre. Searches can be done by Lexile score or grade level. Based on a book or author, the system can suggest read-a-likes. Reviews on most titles are also available.  Online Tutorial Icon

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Oaklee's Family Guide

Oaklee's Family Guide was started in 1999 by suburban Chicago moms who wanted to know the activities for kids around town. On the site you can search for places, services and events. The library also receives a quarterly paper magazine that you can pick up in the Children's Department.

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Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202

Information about the school district which covers the west/southwest corner of Bolingbrook, including school information, curriculum, school boundaries and enrollment information.

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Points of View Reference Center

Offers background resources for developing persuasive arguments and essays. Understand controversial issues and write or debate an effective argument on a topic.

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Rubistar

Search for rubrics created by other teachers to use in your classes. Or, register for a free account and create a rubric that can be shared with the community.

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Scholastic GO! Teacher Resources

For librarians and educators - find state and national curriculum goals, sample lesson plans, handouts, and other items to take into the classroom. Click the tab for Librarians/Educators at the top of the page.

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Science Reference Center

Designed specifically for junior and senior high schools, Science Reference Center is an excellent source of reliable information on life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, technology and more. Includes biographies, science reference books and other sources, science experiments, images, videos and more. For teachers and parents, included are lesson plans, worksheets and curriculum standards.

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ScienceFlix

ScienceFlix combines curriculum-driven, leveled content, interactive features, and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for students in grades 4 through 9.

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Something About the Author

Brings you comprehensive online access to all volumes of Gale's award-wining reference set, Something About the Author, the main series, and Something About the Author: Autobiography Series. You'll find thousands of illustrated biographical profiles of children's authors and illustrators, all in an easy-to-use interface

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SurLaLune Fairy Tales

Find traditional fairy tales, similiar tales across cultures and moder interpretations of old stories.

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TIPP 10 Typing Tutor

TIPP10 is a free 10-finger touch typing tutor. You can use TIPP10 directly in your browser or you can download the software version. You will be able to learn touch typing quickly and efficiently with the program’s intelligent practice lessons, useful support functions and an extensive progress tracker. You can also play a typing game and expand the program with open lessons or make your own to meet your specific needs.

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TrueFlix

Find excellent science and social studies information for elementary school. Students can watch videos, read books online, and find good online resources all in one place. TrueFlix also offers games, quizzes, and ideas for projects. Teachers can find lesson plans and great content for Whiteboards.

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TypeFaster Typing Tutor

This free typing tutor teaches you how to touch-type. Once you can touch-type you will not need to look at the keyboard to find the letters you want to type. The program comes in three versions: Standard, Accessible and Spanish. Free download of the fully functional standard version typing tutor software.

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Valley View School District 365-U

Information about the school district which covers most of Bolingbrook, including school information, curriculum, school boundaries and enrollment information.

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Video ETA

Use this resource to find out when a movie or TV show is scheduled to be released to Bluray or DVD.

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Woodridge School District 68

Information about the elementary school district which covers the northeast corner of Bolingbrook, including school information, curriculum, school boundaries and enrollment information.

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World Book Kids e-Learn

The premier general reference Web site uniquely developed for young Arabic speaking students. The site features simple navigation, easy-to-read articles, thousands of illustrations, videos, special localized content and resources, and a wealth of engaging games and activities.

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World Book Online Info Finder

World Book Online Info Finder contains content and features designed for childrens' homework and research needs. Based on the World Book Encyclopedia, the site features rich collections of multimedia on a variety of topics, science fair projects; a Biography Center; links to world newspapers, correlations to curriculum standards, 21st century research guides, and much more.

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WorldShare (formerly WorldCAT)

This is the brand new interface for searching library collections from around the world. Items less than a year old cannot be requested, but Fountaindale will investigate purchase. Some libraries charge for certain types of items; we will inform you if we can only get the item you want from one of these and get authorization from you before placing the request. Items held by libraries located internationally will not be requested.

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