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BiblioBoard

Enjoy digital books, images, videos, and more from libraries, authors, artists, and others from your community and around the world. Create an account for free!

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eReadIllinois/Axis 360

Access eBooks and eAudiobooks with your Highwood Public Library card 24/7 on the eReadIllinois website. Login using your Highwood Library card number and PIN. Download usage tips and FAQs.

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FamilySearch

Bring to life your family’s history by exploring the lives of those that came before you. FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services each year to learn more about their family history.

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Fantastic Fiction

Fantastic Fiction is privately owned website that operates independently of any author, publisher or bookshop. Search and browse the complete works of over 50,000 bestselling fiction authors, with all the latest books and series listed in order.

Hoopla Digital

Hoopla allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! Need additional support? Visit https://www.hoopladigital.com/help

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HowStuffWorks

HowStuffWorks got its start in 1998 at a college professor’s kitchen table. From there, it quickly grew into an award-winning source of unbiased, reliable, easy-to-understand answers and explanations of how the world actually works. Today, writers, editors, podcasters and video hosts share all the things they are most excited to learn about with nearly 30 million visitors to the site each month.

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Imagination Soup

Imagination Soup is a place where parents, grandparents, librarians, and teachers can find great children’s books as well as educational learning ideas, resources, and community. The goal is to make your life easier.

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Internet Archive

A nonprofit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more. The Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, they provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public. Their mission is to provide Universal Access to All Knowledge.

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LibriVox

Free public domain audiobooks read by volunteers from around the world. Audiobooks are free for anyone to listen to on their computers, iPods, or other mobile device, or to burn onto a CD.

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Project Gutenberg

A library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world’s great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education.

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Reedsy Discovery

Reedsy Discovery is a service that helps authors connect with readers and reviewers. It offers you the chance to get a write-up from an experienced reviewer and be directly promoted to fans of your genre on Reedsy’s ever-growing list of keen readers.

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w3schools.com

W3Schools is a web developers site, with tutorials and references on web development languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, SQL, Python,  jQuery, Java, C++, C#, React, Node.js, XML, W3.CSS, and Bootstrap, covering most aspects of web programming.

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