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Mobile App

Beanstack

beanstack

Beanstack is an online app that individuals can use to track their reading, minutes, and activities!  It is very user-friendly and easy to sign up for challenges and earn tickets toward the grand prize drawings. There are monthly ongoing challenges so you will want to record all your reading here!  All prizes must be picked…

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Search for Books, Renew, and Reserve

librista

Download Librista for Apple or Android to easily search for books or movies, renew your items, reserve items, and manage multiple family member’s accounts. This app is available to all Sioux Center Public Library cardholders, regardless of the place of residence. After you log on the first time, the app will save your log-on information for quick access in…

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Audiobooks and eBooks

Cloud Library

cloud library

Cloud Library is a library of e-books and eAudiobooks that the Sioux Center Public Library has purchased. The books may be checked out for 2 weeks and return automatically after that time. With shorter hold lists than OverDrive and a user-friendly interface, Cloud Library provides a pleasurable reading experience. There is a limit of 3 books at a time. Instructions for KindleFire.…

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Hoopla

hoopla

With hoopla you’ll soon be streaming movies, music, and TV shows and downloading audiobooks, ebooks, comics  for free to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. Lending periods: books for 3 weeks, music albums for 1 week,…

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Overdrive and Libby (Bridges)

OverDrive and Libby

Overdrive & Libby (Bridges) offer eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and a small collection of streaming movies. There is a limit of 3 books at a time, but magazines there is no limit to the magazines.  All materials return automatically after 2 weeks. In addition to the full collection, Overdrive has dedicated kids and teen reading rooms, so that your children see age-appropriate content.…

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TumbleBooks

tumblebooks

TumbleBooks Library is a collection of animated, talking picture books, read-alongs, Tumble TV, puzzles and games for children. For older readers, read-alongs, graphic novels, videos, and audiobooks are included. This resources targets preschoolers to 6th graders. Access: online, or app for Android and Apple Log in: 14 digits Need help? Check out this video tour or app tour!…

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TumbleMath

Tumble Math

TumbleMath is a collection of animated talking picture books on math topics. The books are all accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans, instructional videos, educational games, plus quizzes on the math topics covered. TumbleMath is your one stop destination for engaging and entertaining math stories. Teacher resources are available. Access:  online Log in: 14 digits…

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Streaming Video and Movies

Acorn TV

acorn tv

Acorn TV brings world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond to library patrons through a streaming video service to any Web-connected device. Watch on all your devices: on your tv, on the go, on the computer! Streaming video on demand is now available by checking out a 7 day license. Access: PC, Mac, android,…

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Great Courses

great courses

The Great Courses Library Collection is the leading global media brand for lifelong learning and personal enrichment, with hundreds of courses spanning thousands of in-depth video lectures on subjects like Science, Health & Wellness, and much more. Streaming video on demand is now available by checking out a 7 day license. Access: PC, Mac, android, Apple…

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Hoopla

hoopla

With hoopla you’ll soon be streaming movies, music, and TV shows and downloading audiobooks, ebooks, comics  for free to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. Lending periods: books for 3 weeks, music albums for 1 week,…

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IndieFlix

indieFlix

IndieFlix is a streaming movie service that offers access to pop culture favorites, box office hits, award-winning feature films, documentaries, and shorts. Streaming video on demand is now available by checking out a 7 day license. Access: PC, Mac, android, Apple Log in: 8 digits, then create an account Need help? Check out this site with video tutorials, FAQs,…

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Linked-In Learning with Lynda Content

linked in learning lynda content

Access free self-paced training tutorials covering hundreds of subjects including marketing, management, design, video, photography, web development, programming, and software instruction. These online learning modulars are available on demand. Access: Online or app Apple, Android, Windows 8, Apple TV (Note: To log in to the app, tap the “organization” tab, scroll down to “web portal” and…

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Overdrive and Libby (Bridges)

OverDrive and Libby

Overdrive & Libby (Bridges) offer eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and a small collection of streaming movies. There is a limit of 3 books at a time, but magazines there is no limit to the magazines.  All materials return automatically after 2 weeks. In addition to the full collection, Overdrive has dedicated kids and teen reading rooms, so that your children see age-appropriate content.…

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Qello Concerts

Qello

Qello Concerts by Stingray is the world’s largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on-demand to just about any digital device. Streaming video on demand is now available by checking out a 7 day license. Access: PC, Mac, android, Apple Log in: 8 digits, then create an account Need help? Check out this site with video tutorials,…

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Arts and Crafts

Creativebug

creativebug

Creativebug is your go-to resource for high-quality, on-trend arts and crafts instructional videos. You get on-demand access to our full library 1,000+ art and craft classes for artists and makers of all levels. You’ll enjoy award-winning HD instructional videos on drawing, painting, sewing, knitting, crochet, quilting, baking and more. All classes are taught by experts, with new…

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Book Recommendations

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus

Novelist Plus is a tool within Ebsco.  Looking for your next great book? Novelist is an online readers’ resource that helps you uncover your next great read. Find author or title read-alikes for both fiction and nonfiction books! Click here to see how this works directly from our catalog without ever logging in. Access: Online Log in: 14 digit library card number…

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Wilson’s Core Collection

Wilsons core collections

Wilson’s is a selective list of books (both fiction and nonfiction) recommended for various age groups. These collections provide a valuable guide for collection development and maintenance. The library provides access to the Children’s Core Collection, Middle and Junior High Core Collection, Senior High Core Collection, Fiction Core Collection, and the Public Library Core Collection.…

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Gale: Books & Authors

gale books and authors

Books & Authors makes exploration of genre fiction and essential non-fiction fun! By leveraging our entire award-winning What Do I Read Next? collection, patrons and students alike can be sure that their next big read comes with a BIG recommendation. Explore genres & titles, fiction & nonfiction, and figure out What Do I Read Next? Access: Online Log In: If you…

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Business & Agriculture


Careers

Linked-In Learning with Lynda Content

linked in learning lynda content

Access free self-paced training tutorials covering hundreds of subjects including marketing, management, design, video, photography, web development, programming, and software instruction. These online learning modulars are available on demand. Access: Online or app Apple, Android, Windows 8, Apple TV (Note: To log in to the app, tap the “organization” tab, scroll down to “web portal” and…

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Brainfuse JobNow and VetNow

brainfuse job now vet now

JobNow features live online coaches who assist in resume/cover letter preparation and help patrons prepare for job interviews. Resumes may also be submitted to the Resume Lab and returned to you with feedback within 24 hours. Career assessments (eParachute) and resources are also available. The adult learning center and SkillSurfer includes test preparation (including the GED,…

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Criminal Justice & Legal Issues


En español

Transparent Language Online

transparent language

Transparent Language Online provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. Combining extensive courses and supplemental resources, Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning system. With over 100 languages to choose from, including English for speakers…

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Homework HelpNow with Brainfuse

brainfuse help now

Brainfuse HelpNow offers a personalized homework help in core subjects (math, reading, writing, science, social studies, and Spanish). It also includes ACT preparation. Students communicate with live, online tutors using an interactive, virtual whiteboard to chat, write, draw, copy/paste text or images and graph homework problems. HelpNow also offers skills building and test preparation where…

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Linked-In Learning with Lynda Content

linked in learning lynda content

Access free self-paced training tutorials covering hundreds of subjects including marketing, management, design, video, photography, web development, programming, and software instruction. These online learning modulars are available on demand. Access: Online or app Apple, Android, Windows 8, Apple TV (Note: To log in to the app, tap the “organization” tab, scroll down to “web portal” and…

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Heath & Wellness

Learn It Live

learn it live

Learn It Live is a social learning platform for wellness and personal development.  Find and interact with experts and teachers in live online and on-demand classes. Discover hundreds of expert-led programs covering topics on cooking, nutrition, child care, financial wellness, fitness, yoga, mindfulness, stress reduction, and much more! This resource is available by checking out…

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History

Newspaper Archives

community history archive of Sioux County Iowa

Search newspaper archives of Sioux County newspapers. Among the included papers are the Sioux center News, Hawarden Independent, Alton Democrat, Rock Valley Bee, Sioux County Index Reporter, Ireton Examiner, Sioux County Capital Democrat, Sioux County Herald, Hull Index, Sibley Gazette, and Hospers Tribune. Go to the site to see a full list of papers and years. Note: We…

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Home & Car Repair

Chilton Auto Repair

chilton auto repair library

Access thousands of year, make & model combinations to confidently service or repair any system on your vehicle.  Take ASE test prep quizzes for popular certification exams. Access: Online Log In: If you are outside of the library, please enter your 14 digit library card number.   …

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Humanities


Information Science & Libraries

Wilson’s Core Collection

Wilsons core collections

Wilson’s is a selective list of books (both fiction and nonfiction) recommended for various age groups. These collections provide a valuable guide for collection development and maintenance. The library provides access to the Children’s Core Collection, Middle and Junior High Core Collection, Senior High Core Collection, Fiction Core Collection, and the Public Library Core Collection.…

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Language Learning

Transparent Language Online

transparent language

Transparent Language Online provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. Combining extensive courses and supplemental resources, Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning system. With over 100 languages to choose from, including English for speakers…

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Magazines & Newspapers

RBdigital Magazines

rbdigital

Rbdigital hosts a collection of  digital magazines and streaming video. Magazines are available to read online or download. There is no limit to how many magazines you may download and you do not have to return them. You’ll never have to wait for a magazine!   Access: PC, Mac, android, Apple Log in: 8 digits, then create an…

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Overdrive and Libby (Bridges)

OverDrive and Libby

Overdrive & Libby (Bridges) offer eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and a small collection of streaming movies. There is a limit of 3 books at a time, but magazines there is no limit to the magazines.  All materials return automatically after 2 weeks. In addition to the full collection, Overdrive has dedicated kids and teen reading rooms, so that your children see age-appropriate content.…

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Newspaper Archives

community history archive of Sioux County Iowa

Search newspaper archives of Sioux County newspapers. Among the included papers are the Sioux center News, Hawarden Independent, Alton Democrat, Rock Valley Bee, Sioux County Index Reporter, Ireton Examiner, Sioux County Capital Democrat, Sioux County Herald, Hull Index, Sibley Gazette, and Hospers Tribune. Go to the site to see a full list of papers and years. Note: We…

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Research & Study

Homework HelpNow with Brainfuse

brainfuse help now

Brainfuse HelpNow offers a personalized homework help in core subjects (math, reading, writing, science, social studies, and Spanish). It also includes ACT preparation. Students communicate with live, online tutors using an interactive, virtual whiteboard to chat, write, draw, copy/paste text or images and graph homework problems. HelpNow also offers skills building and test preparation where…

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Brainfuse JobNow and VetNow

brainfuse job now vet now

JobNow features live online coaches who assist in resume/cover letter preparation and help patrons prepare for job interviews. Resumes may also be submitted to the Resume Lab and returned to you with feedback within 24 hours. Career assessments (eParachute) and resources are also available. The adult learning center and SkillSurfer includes test preparation (including the GED,…

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Creativebug

creativebug

Creativebug is your go-to resource for high-quality, on-trend arts and crafts instructional videos. You get on-demand access to our full library 1,000+ art and craft classes for artists and makers of all levels. You’ll enjoy award-winning HD instructional videos on drawing, painting, sewing, knitting, crochet, quilting, baking and more. All classes are taught by experts, with new…

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Credo Reference

credo reference

Credo Reference is a collection of full text reference books and articles for middle school students, high school students, college students, and adults. Full text encyclopedias and DK Eyewitness books are available. It also includes a brainstorming tool to help develop and define research topics. This resource also includes images and some short videos that can be…

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Encyclopedia Britannica

enyclcopedia britannica

Encyclopedia Britannica allows you access to a full encyclopedia. Now you can read all the articles from your house. In addition there are videos that you can watch, download, and use in school presentations. Access: Online Log in: Via SCPL’s website, 14 digits   Need help? Check out these videos!…

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Foundation Directory Online

foundation directory online

Foundation Directory Online is a research tool to help nonprofits find the grantmakers most likely to fund their projects. This tool includes grantmaker profiles that provide a powerful summary overview of the funder’s work along with all the pertinent details fundraisers need to find and approach great prospects. Resources available include: 100,000+ grantmaker profiles 500,000+ key…

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Great Courses

great courses

The Great Courses Library Collection is the leading global media brand for lifelong learning and personal enrichment, with hundreds of courses spanning thousands of in-depth video lectures on subjects like Science, Health & Wellness, and much more. Streaming video on demand is now available by checking out a 7 day license. Access: PC, Mac, android, Apple…

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Learn It Live

learn it live

Learn It Live is a social learning platform for wellness and personal development.  Find and interact with experts and teachers in live online and on-demand classes. Discover hundreds of expert-led programs covering topics on cooking, nutrition, child care, financial wellness, fitness, yoga, mindfulness, stress reduction, and much more! This resource is available by checking out…

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Linked-In Learning with Lynda Content

linked in learning lynda content

Access free self-paced training tutorials covering hundreds of subjects including marketing, management, design, video, photography, web development, programming, and software instruction. These online learning modulars are available on demand. Access: Online or app Apple, Android, Windows 8, Apple TV (Note: To log in to the app, tap the “organization” tab, scroll down to “web portal” and…

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Method Test Prep (available on rbdigital)

method test prep

rbdigital now inlcudes Method Test Prep for ACT/SAT prep. Method Test Prep is a comprehensive self-paced program proven to raise ACT & SAT scores. It includes diagnostic evaluations, weekly checklists, quizzes with instant feedback, written & video explanations of every practice question, full length practice tests, and a vocabulary builder. Check out a 7 day license through…

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Newspaper Archives

community history archive of Sioux County Iowa

Search newspaper archives of Sioux County newspapers. Among the included papers are the Sioux center News, Hawarden Independent, Alton Democrat, Rock Valley Bee, Sioux County Index Reporter, Ireton Examiner, Sioux County Capital Democrat, Sioux County Herald, Hull Index, Sibley Gazette, and Hospers Tribune. Go to the site to see a full list of papers and years. Note: We…

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Transparent Language Online

transparent language

Transparent Language Online provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. Combining extensive courses and supplemental resources, Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning system. With over 100 languages to choose from, including English for speakers…

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Driving-Test.org

driving tests

Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offers free DMV practice tests to library patrons. It includes free tests, written specifically based on the state DMV materials, and is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that allow users to hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate…

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Gale: Reference & Databases

gale databases

Gale Reference & Databases offer full-text articles, newspaper archives, reference materials, health & business information, and research sites for kids, teens, and college students.  Also includes Chilton’s auto repair. Access: Online Log in: 14 digit library card number Need help? Take a look at the short training videos here or contact a librarian.…

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Gale: Books & Authors

gale books and authors

Books & Authors makes exploration of genre fiction and essential non-fiction fun! By leveraging our entire award-winning What Do I Read Next? collection, patrons and students alike can be sure that their next big read comes with a BIG recommendation. Explore genres & titles, fiction & nonfiction, and figure out What Do I Read Next? Access: Online Log In: If you…

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War & Military


Gale: Research & Databases

Gale: Books & Authors

gale books and authors

Books & Authors makes exploration of genre fiction and essential non-fiction fun! By leveraging our entire award-winning What Do I Read Next? collection, patrons and students alike can be sure that their next big read comes with a BIG recommendation. Explore genres & titles, fiction & nonfiction, and figure out What Do I Read Next? Access: Online Log In: If you…

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Gale: Reference & Databases

gale databases

Gale Reference & Databases offer full-text articles, newspaper archives, reference materials, health & business information, and research sites for kids, teens, and college students.  Also includes Chilton’s auto repair. Access: Online Log in: 14 digit library card number Need help? Take a look at the short training videos here or contact a librarian.…

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