2 Great Online Library Resources You May Be Unaware Of

Did you know that the library has some really great online resources offered free by the state of Indiana.  We do.  And we want to share with you some information about 2 of those resources.  You can find all of these online at the links provided below.  We are going to share with you a little bit about each and we encourage you to do some exploring on your own.  As always, if you have questions, don’t hesitate to give one of our librarians a call at 812-752-2751.



First up, we want to share a great resource about children’s and young adult literature called TeachingBooks.  It is available by going to http://inspire.in.gov

and clicking the TeachingBooks icon found at the bottom of the page.  You can search through information about over 200,000 plus works of literature and can also try the following things (taken from their website):

  • Meet the author and illustrator and see exclusive video recordings as they discuss themselves and their writings.
  • Listen to read-along audiobooks
  • Check out some really cool book trailers, previewing various authors books
  • Learn the correct way to pronounce authors names
  • And much more…


Teachers and Educators will also find this resource extremely valuable for several reasons:

  • TeachingBooks provides great virtual teaching ideas
  • Showcases ways to incorporate diverse reading into your teaching
  • Gives publisher permissions for virtual read alouds
  • The database shares information about connections to statewide teaching standards

Check this one out for all your children’s literature needs.




Indiana Memory is provided by the Indiana State Library.   It is a great collection about Indiana history featuring digitized resources from all over the state.  Items are from many different counties and sources throughout Indiana.  Here is a great description of the resource taken from their website:


“About Indiana Memory…

Indiana Memory is a collaborative effort to provide access to the wealth of primary sources in Indiana libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions. It is a gateway to Indiana’s history and culture found in digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, maps, and other media. As a portal to the collections, Indiana Memory assists individuals to locate materials relevant to their interests and to better appreciate the connections between those materials.

The items made accessible through Indiana Memory represent only a small percentage of the materials held by contributing institutions. Please feel free to contact any of the contributing institutions for more information. If you would like to learn how your organization may participate, please contact Justin Clark.

This project is made possible through grant funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Indiana State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.”   https://digital.library.in.gov/Web/About


Check this one out now at:  https://digital.library.in.gov/

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