Resources

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Reading Resources
  • Accelerated Reader Book Find – www.arbookfind.com
  • Online Dictionary and Thesaurus – www.merriam-webster.com
  • What Should I Read Next – www.whatshouldireadnext.com – Type in a book you like & this website will analyze the large database of readers’ favorite books to give book recommendations & what to read next
  • Find A Book – www.lexile.com/fab/illinois – “Find a Book” learning resource to encourage students to read, promoted by Secretary of State Jesse White and the Illinois State Library.
For Kids
For Teens
Preparing For College
Job Resources
Health Resources

Reputable sources for information about health and medicine.

 

  • SOBO FOOD PANTRY: FREE FOR FAMILIES THAT LIVE IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT #320           The South Beloit Food Pantry will be open Wednesdays, April 22nd from 5:00PM- 6:00PM at South Beloit Jr. High. Our food pantry will be a drive through model. This means that you will be given a box of assorted food delivered to your vehicle. SOBO food pantry is completely free and open to the community. Food will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

          Also, the South Beloit Boys and Girls Club will be providing Grab-And-Go Dinners for kids ages 6-18 from 4:30PM-6:00PM                  weekdays during the COVID-19 Stay at Home Order.

          Lastly, South Beloit School District will continue to provide lunches to students 18 years old and under at South Beloit High                  School each weekday. The times have changed to 11:30AM-12:30PM each weekday.

  • MedlinePlus: A medical super-site from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. Includes extensive information and links on hundreds of conditions and health issues, drug descriptions, a medical encyclopedia, surgery videos, and more.
  • NIH SeniorHealth: Information for older adults, from the National Institutes of Health.
  • Illinois Health & Wellness: Official guide to state government programs and resources.
  • Senior Guidance:  an organization dedicated to providing senior living assistance to the elderly.
  • Silver Search Illinois:   Silver Search is a coordinated effort to bring awareness, education, and resources to help find and safely return people with Alzheimer’s or dementia that go missing.
  • Elderville.org:  Resources for all elders.
  • Illinois Department of Veteran’s Affairs: Information that serves and supports veterans and military families of Illinois
  • nvf.org: Veteran Resources- legal, health, housing, benefits and more.
  • familywize.org: Get discounted prescriptions weather you have health insurance or not.
Consumer Resources

Find product and auto reviews, shopping tips, information about recalls, and consumer-protection agencies.

Buying Guides & General Advice

  • Consumer Reports: A lot of free and useful information is available, but a paid subscription is required for product reviews and ratings.
  • ConsumerSearch: “Reviewing the reviews.” Compiles and analyzes product reviews from magazines and websites. Great starting point.
  • Epinions.com: Products rated by people who bought them.

Cars & Trucks

  • Car & Driver: Includes the magazine’s road tests and reviews, interactive vehicle comparisons, and Kelley Blue Book values.
  • Edmunds.com: Reviews, comparisons, price and value information, and tips for buying new or used vehicles.
  • The Truth About Cars: Detailed reviews, written with a sense of humor.
  • fueleconomy.gov:  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) help you in providing information about fuel economy and the benefits of using more fuel-efficient vehicles and information about buying a vehicle.  The South Beloit Library also has some printed versions you may read.

Consumer Protection & Complaints

Library Resources

If you have a South Beloit Public Library Card, we’ll borrow items from other libraries for you! Delivery from most Illinois libraries is free.

(Items marked with ** require a library card to login.)

Search Magazines and Newspapers

Online archives and search engines for finding articles from magazines and newspapers.

  • BNET Research Center: (Formerly called FindArticles.com.) Index of magazine articles which doesn’t require a login. Many articles are available online for free, but “premium” articles carry a pricetag. Subjects covered include: arts, autos, business, health, home and garden, news, sports, and technology.
  • Google News: Search for articles from newspaper, TV news, newswires, and other reporting websites.
  • Topix: Find local news published on websites and blogs.
Find Fast Facts

(Items marked with ** require a library card to login.)

  • WorldAlmanac via FirstSearch **: Includes Funk & Wagnall’s New Encylopedia, the World Almanac and Book of Facts, the World Almanac of the U.S.A., the World Almanac of U.S. Politics, and the World Almanac for Kids.
  • Infoplease.com: Information Please Almanac, atlases, and more.
  • Wikipedia: “The free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.”
  • OneLook Dictionary Search: Look up words in almost 1000 online dictionaries at the same time.
  • IllinoisAtlas.com: A collection of Illinois and U.S. statistical maps.
  • World Factbook: The CIA’s book of country profiles.
Illinois and Local History

Online documents, photos, articles, and other information about the history of Illinois and the local area.

Encyclopedias, almanacs, dictionaries, statistics, and other sites for quickly looking up facts.

Upcoming Programs

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7:00 pm Library Board Meeting
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South Beloit Library Board of Trustees will meet virtually through Zoom online this Mon. May 11 at 7 pm.
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South Beloit Library Board of Trustees will meet virtually through Zoom online this Mon. May 11 at 7 pm.
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South Beloit Library Board of Trustees will meet virtually through Zoom online this Mon. May 11 at 7 pm.
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South Beloit Library Board of Trustees will meet virtually through Zoom online this Mon. May 11 at 7 pm.
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Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm
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South Beloit Library Board of Trustees will meet virtually through Zoom online this Mon. May 11 at 7 pm.

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