NEW Featured Resources

BookBrowse is a user-friendly readers’ advisory resource and online magazine that will help guide you on what to read next! Features include in-depth reviews; “beyond the book” articles; read-alikes for thousands of books and authors; searching by genre, time period, setting and theme; previews of notable books publishing soon; book club discussions and BookBrowse’s twice-monthly online magazine. Home use for Lower Providence Community Library card holders only.

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Lynda.com is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills. Lower Providence Community Library Card holders can access thousands of free online training videos and courses, from Photoshop to Excel, financial literacy, writing or even overcoming procrastination. There is a topic for everyone!  This resource is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.

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Business & Financial Resources

A respected and reliable source of independent investment analysis for all levels of fund and stock investors. Home use for Lower Providence Community Library Card holders only.

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Provides access to directories for 12 million U.S. businesses and 120 million U.S. households

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Career Resources

Job & Career Accelerator™ Whether you’re looking to find a new job in your current field or pursue a career in an exciting new industry, Job & Career Accelerator™ has the powerful tools and expert guidance to help you through every step of the process.

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Consumer Resources

Publishes reviews and comparisons of consumer products and services based on reporting and results from its in-house testing laboratory and survey research center. Home use for Lower Providence Community Library card holders only.

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General Reference Resources

Don’t search…Find. Connect online with a real librarian — one-to-one in real-time — for help with any topic or information need. Now available 24/7.

Access Ask Here PA

Provides a database of specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Includes: Career Information Center,Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology, Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures, Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Food and Recipes of the World, Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations. Home use for Lower Providence Community Library card holders only.

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Offers access to thousands of full text periodical articles, newspapers, photographs, medical information and more. Materials and resources are available for all age groups. POWER Library is offered as a service of Pennsylvania’s public libraries, school libraries and the State of Pennsylvania.

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Genealogy Resources

Discover your family’s genealogical background. Search United States census records, birth, marriage, death records and immigration lists. Available IN LIBRARY ONLY. To access this resource, open the computer’s browser and click on Favorites.


Kid’s Resources

An online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction from Children’s Press and other trusted Scholastic imprints.

To access BookFlix, log into the Power Library Network and click the link for BookFlix.

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TumbleBooks is an e-books source for kids. Also includes puzzles & games, and language learning books.

Access requires Lower Providence Community Library barcode number from your library card.

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Power Kids is a POWER Library webpage dedicated to serving kids. Connect to kid-centered e-resources, chat with a Librarian, access books, movies, PA photos and documents!

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TrueFlix is an online resource that combines award-winning True Books content with reading supports and a deep and diverse collection of related videos, images, Web links, and text.

TrueFLIX

Learning Resources

Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and Russian and more!

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LearningExpress LibraryTM LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.

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Readers Advisory

Contains over 12,000 reviews of books and electronic media.

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