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Axis360

  • Collection of ebooks and audiobooks
  • Offered through the eRead Illinois program
  • Use your computer or download the app for your mobile device
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Inkie.org

  • 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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NoveList

  • Book reviews, award winners, and read-alike recommendations

Use it for: Finding your next favorite book

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NoveList K-8

  • 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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Tumblebooks

  • Interactive, talking picture books for kids
  • Works directly in web browser; no downloading required

Use it for: A fun way for kids to read, entertainment on long car rides

TumbleMath

  • Interactive, math picture books for kids
  • For grades K-6
  • Works directly in web browser; no downloading required

Use it for: A fun way for kids to learn math, entertainment on long car rides

WorldCat

  • Find items we don't have at LVDL Get books and journal articles from other US libraries and AV material from other Illinois libraries

Use it for: Finding unique, academic, and out of print materials

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