The Prepared Traveler

You can renew materials and place holds using the My Account links. You can search the catalog by clicking "Go to Full Catalog" below the search bar on our homepage.

Museum Adventure Pass

A Museum Adventure Pass provides free or discounted admission to Chicagoland museums, zoos, and cultural institutions. Come to the Youth Services desk in the library to check out a pass.

Mango Languages

  • Self-paced, interactive courses to learn 50+ languages
  • English courses for foreign speakers
  • Interactive audio for pronunciation practice
  • Memory building exercises, beginner and advanced courses

Use it for: Learning a language, preparation for travel

Global Road Warrior

  • 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 authenticate recipes from other countries.

A to Z: USA

  • 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

A to Z Maps

  • 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