A fun site from Worldbook that features thousands of creative projects and crafts suitable for a wide variety of ages. Whether you are looking for an easy Halloween decoration to create with a three-year-old at home, a teacher searching for an educational craft project for the classroom, or a creative adult seeking a Christmas wreath that you can make yourself, you will find it in Activity Corner
Online access to find your ancestors in over four centuries of rare documents and records. Search thousands of historical newspapers, books, pamphlets and genealogies. Plus, selected material from the American State Papers and U.S. Serial Set, the complete Social Security Death Index and more than 29 million obituaries
Genealogical collection of the U.S. and the U.K. , including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas. LIBRARY USE ONLY.
The Premier Job Search, Reference, and Mailing List Database. The database includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business & executive profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!
Traditions, habits, and social norms of people around the globe. From cultural stereotypes and superstitions, to social and business etiquette, to women’s role in society. Everything from music, dating rituals, holidays and festivals, to traditional recipes, flags, and national symbols for each country
Online information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information for most vintage makes starting as far back as 1954. Includes over 100,000 factory drawings and photos; 65,000 technical service bulletins & recalls; wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing; specifications & maintenance schedules; Labor Time Guide & Estimator; Quick Tips, a guide to vehicle ownership & maintenance, and more.
Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource for grades PreK-3 that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.
One subscription to Britannica Library gives you three sites in one to conduct research, complete school assignments,work on special projects, or explore your unique interests. 3 comprehensive encyclopedias including the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Thousands of magazine and journal articles directly related to search topics and Primary Sources.
Access in-depth information on U.S. and international businesses, industries and products. Research companies, industries and business topics in the context of timely news and reports. Instantly analyze and compare financial and statistical data with interactive charting tools. Access company profiles and industry rankings, as well as brand and product information.
The Mokena Community Public Library District is offering scholarships to adults to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate online through Career Online High School. The program provides a limited number of scholarships to qualified applicants who are looking to expand their career opportunities, prepare for workforce entry and continue their education.
Freegal® is a free music service from your library. All you need is your library card number and possibly a PIN if your library utilizes them. Freegal offers access to about 15 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 40,000 music videos. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 40,000 labels with music that originates in over 100 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. Access to Freegal is limited to patrons of subscribing libraries.
The best way to search all of the Mokena Library’s Gale Collection. Includes Business Collection, Business Insights: Essentials, Gale Literary Sources, Gale Virtual Reference Library, General OneFile, Health & Wellness Resource Center, LitFinder, Literature Resource Center, and Something About the Author Online.
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.
Features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.
Online program designed specifically to introduce new languages to young children. The series is available in ten foreign languages (Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Hebrew, English/ESL (with Spanish or English subtitles), German, Russian and Arabic). The children’s language program “stars” a lovable animated panda and features native speakers, excellent pacing, activities and concept groupings to make the language learning process fun and easy
Mango Languages is an online language-learning system teaching actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages. Our online learning system is so easy to use, you’ll see incredible results after just one lesson! It’s the easiest way to learn a foreign language! Mango uses real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach a new language. By listening to and repeating after material designed from native conversations, you’ll not only learn the individual words and phrases, you’ll know how they’re used in practical situations and conversations. You’ll learn more than grammar, vocabulary and conjugation, you’ll learn how to communicate.
A massive library with billions of Family History and Genealogy records, and 28 million family trees. Access key collections: U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940; military records; enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records; millions of newspaper articles; unique, exclusive local and world collections.
Online full text-only database that contains a wealth of essential material for learning and research across the disciplines. Full-text articles are available from approximately 2,700 publications, many of which are peer reviewed. Subject coverage includes art, agriculture, applied science, business, current events, education, general science, humanities, law, library sciences, social sciences, technology, and many other fields.
Designed for individual professionals and businesses to access public record data for use in direct mail and telemarketing campaigns. Our targeted marketing leads allow businesses to focus their advertising dollars on customers who are most likely to buy their specific products and services. Databases offered by your library include new homeowners, new businesses, bankruptcies, foreclosures and auctions.
Instant access online to thousands of articles. Updated daily, this massive database portal provides relevant, credible information on social issues, science, history, government, the arts and humanities. Full-text articles and Internet resources are carefully selected from thousands of domestic and international publications and respected organizations
Online access to all volumes in Something About the Author, the main series, and Something About the Author: Autobiography Series — more than 210 volumes, more than 19,000 entries and nearly 17,000 images. You’ll find thousands of illustrated biographical profiles of children’s authors and illustrators, all in an easy-to-use interface.
Connects students in grades K-12, College Intro, and adult learners with online tutors for live, one-to-one help in math, science, English, and social studies. Tutors are available from 12:00p.m to 12:00 a.m., seven days a week. In addition, tutors help students with: Test preparation, including Illinois State standardized testing, learning skills in all subjects, including conducting research, creating bibliographies, math skills, science lab skills, term paper structure, grammar and language usage, etc.
A suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites. Includes World Book Kids, Early World of Learning, World Book Discover, World Book Info Finder, World Book Online Reference Center, Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos.
Free Computer Classes
Basic computer skills Internet Email Microsoft Word Microsoft Publisher Microsoft Excel Microsoft Powerpoint Windows 7\Windows 8 eReaders Tablets
Please call the library 708-479-9663 or email us to contact an instructor who will schedule a time for your training.
Online Computer Help
Gale Virtual Reference Library – A collection of over 2,100 online research books from publisher Gale. The online research book collection provides information that has been researched and evaluated by top scholars in their fields. Very Short Introductions – The perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. These book resources offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas from Climate to Consciousness, Game Theory to Ancient Warfare, Privacy to Islamic History, Economics to Literary Theory with over 400 book titles to choose from.
Public Computers and Internet Access
The Mokena Community Public Library District has Internet accessible computers available for all ages.
- The Adult computers are upstairs in our Adult Computer Room.
- The Young Adult computers are located behind the Young Adult Desk.
- The Children’s Computers are located downstairs.
We also have computers with educational games for the younger children, located in the Children’s Fish Room.
A scanner, available for public use, is located near the computer room.
Filtered Internet accessible computers for children are located in the downstairs Children’s Department. The library is not responsible for any information children may select. (Please read our Internet Disclaimer .) Parents and their children are encouraged to read “CHILDPROOF INTERNET” and “A PARENT’S GUIDE TO THE INTERNET.” These books and other printed sources regarding the Internet are available in the library.
Photocopiers and Fax Machines
There are public photocopier machines available in the Library. Copies are 15 cents each. Copy cards, convenient for those who use the copy machines often, are 50 cents and are reusable.
There is a facsimile machine available for public use. The library’s FAX number is 708.479.9684. We do have some fees for the fax machine.
Within the United States: $1.00 per page sent. Mokena Community Public Library District may fax up to 10 pages free. $1.00 per page received: Mokena Community Public Library District may receive up to 10 pages free, per day. International Fax: $5.00 for first page, $3.00 for each additional page. 1-800 numbers are no charge
As with all other library resources, it is the responsibility of the user, and as applicable, their parents or guardians, to select or reject on-line information for his or her own use. Users are encouraged to exercise good judgment and discretion in their use of the Internet.
Parent/Legal Guardian Responsibility:
As with all other library material, parents or legal guardians who are concerned about their children’s use of the Internet should provide guidance to their own children and must monitor their use of this resource. The Library does not act as a guardian or parent. Within the confines of the law, users, parents and guardians define what material or information is consistent with your personal family’s beliefs and only you can apply those values for yourself and your children as you use the Library’s resources. It is the responsibility of the users, parents and guardians to learn how to navigate the Internet. Please Note: Some pages contain links to non-library sponsored remote services. The Mokena Community Public Library District and its employees are not responsible for content, reliability or availability of these services.
We offer two types of devices for the visually impaired. They are free for use, and the staff can show you how to use these machines if you are unsure.
Workstation for the Visually Impaired
Mokena Community Library has been funded through an LSTA Grant and the Illinois State Library to install a special populations technology workstation for the blind and sight impaired. Equipment includes a Pentium IV computer system with a specialty keyboard, LCD monitor, adjustable specialty workstation and chair, speech synthesizer, and more. It is the only workstation of its kind in a 100-mile radius!
Low Vision Reader:
The Aladdin Low Vision Reader assists the sight-impaired by magnifying reading materials. Funding for this device was made available by the Friends of the Mokena Community Public Library. Come in any time to read small print literature, mail, prescription bottles, etc..
Workstation for the Visually Impaired:
Mokena Community Library has been funded through an LSTA Grant and the Illinois State Library to install a braille printer. This printer is intended for the visually impaired
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