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Stay Crafty!

Beginning on the 1st of each month, pick up a craft kit from the Help Desk, which has most of the supplies you need to make each month's craft.

Note: If you do not already have a CreativeBug account from the library, click here to sign up with your Fremont library card and create a login before clicking on the video so you can view the entire lesson.

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Magazines & Newspapers

You can use Flipster to check out digital copies of your favorite magazines! All you need is a portable device or computer with an Internet connection and your Fremont Library card.

If you are looking for a magazine you used to read on Flipster, it may have moved to PressReader

Hoopla Bingepass Magazines

hoopla Magazines offers 50 popular and in-demand magazines for all ages and interests, such as HGTV, Elle, Popular Mechanics, Fast Company, Inc., Men’s Health, Time for Kids, Woman’s Day, Runner’s World, and many more.

One borrow gets you access to as many Magazines as you would like to read in a week, and you can borrow again to keep reading!

PressReader: Read online or download the app to access newspapers from around the country, including the Chicago Tribune, as well as popular magazines from around the world.

If you are having trouble understanding how to access PressReader on your mobile device, click here and see the guide on right sidebar of the page.

Access World News: Read articles from newspapers and magazines from around the world in a database (text only) format that is searchable and printable. The library also pays for the image version of these local newspapers:

Chicago Sun-Times        Daily Herald       Lake County News-Sun       USA Today

Online Magazines

Magazine titles with * are written for youth. There are many more titles available than those listed. These are just the most popular in each category.

  • F - Flipster (availabile until June 30, 2024)
  • OL=Overdrive/Libby
  • PR=PressReader
Adult Learning
Brainfuse Adult Learning CenterAchieve your learning and career goals with our LIVE one-on-one academic coaching, practice test center, and online resources.
GALE CoursesGale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.
Hoopla Bingepass Great CoursesWith one borrow, access a week's worth of Great Courses videos free with your library card!
Linked-in LearningChoose from thousands of online courses to learn in-demand skills from real-world industry experts. Get started with your library card.
Business & Investing
AtoZdatabasesA business reference and marketing database containing details on businesses and households across the US.
Forbes MagazineAvailable through Flipster with your Fremont Library Card.
FREDYour trusted source for economic data since 1991. Download, graph, and track 793,000 US and international time series from 104 sources.
KiplingerAvailable through Flipster with your Fremont Library Card.
Lake County BizHubIllinois Small Business Development and International Trade Center at College of Lake County.
Morningstar Investment CenterInvestment information, reliable portfolio analysis, information about investment options, and up-to-date financial news and commentary.
ValueLine Investment SurveyIncludes full-page reports and analyst commentaries for 1,700 companies as well as TimelinessTM and SafetyTM Ranks.
Car Buying & Driving
Illinois Driving TestsFree driving practice tests for Illinois permits, road signs, fines and limits, and sights and situations. Also available in Spanish and Russian.
Rules of the RoadA PDF version of the booklet available from the Secretary of State's office.
Consumer ReportsIn addition to other products, Consumer Reports also reviews cars and trucks. Log in from home with your Fremont Library Card.
Fuel Economy GuideEach year the U.S. Department of Energy creates a fuel economy guide for that year's automobiles. Click on the image for the guide.
AutoguideTheir reviews include high-quality pictures of the interior and exterior of the vehicle. It provides a nice “Fast Facts” section for people looking for a quick read.
Car and Driver BuyerExperts provide detailed car-buying guidance by driving every car that enters the market and analyzing test results as well as automaker specifications.
EdmundsWorks to empower, engage, and educate automotive consumers through its in-depth car reviews.
Kelley Blue BookThe Kelley Blue Book is now, a resource to help you research, price and shop for the car you've been looking for.
TrueCarA digital automotive marketplace dedicated to being the most transparent brand in the industry.
Consumer Ratings & Reviews
Consumer ReportsProduct reviews and ratings on cars, appliances, electronics and more. Log in with your Fremont Library Card to access from home.
Honest Product ReviewsWe put our physical products through the ringer very rigorously, and we scour the internet to make sure that nobody has a bad experience with the products we recommend. To that end, we also add AS MUCH content as possible to ensure that the users have a 360 view on every product.
WirecutterNew York Times review site.
Chicago Botanic GardenThe Botanic Garden's website offers education and gardening help.
Fremont Township Community GardenInformation about the community garden of the Fremont Township.
Lake County Master GardenersUniversity of Illinois-extension Master Gardeners are dedicated to helping the community with their garden needs. They provide free advice and educational opportunities.
Genealogy & Local History
AncestryA subscription-based genealogy research website with over 5 billion records online and more being added almost daily. Available in-library only.
Fold3 Military GenealogyFold3® provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and documents of the men and women who served.
Heritage HubDiscover the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for genealogical research, 1704 - today. Note: Heritage Hub has taken over for Genealogy Bank. Same data, new look!
Heritage Quest OnlineA comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources including U.S. census data, PERSI, Revolutionary War records, bank records, and more.
Local HistoryA listing of helpful organizations where you may find local history materials beyond the books and papers held by the library.
CDCCenters for Disease Control and Prevention: a federal agency under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Drugs.comA site regularly recommended by doctors, it lists recent news regarding pharmaceuticals and has a pill identifier feature.
Family DoctorTrusted medical advice from the
American Academy of Family Physicians.
Healthcare.govAt this site you can learn about your rights and options for health care coverage in the U.S.
Kids Health from NemoursAdvice on children's health, behavior and growth from before birth to their teens. En español tambien.
Mayo ClinicFeatures a symptom checker, first aid instructions, and other helpful health information.
Medline PlusTrusted information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
Merck ManualsFree online version of the popular Merck medical reference manuals.
NAMINational Alliance on Mental Illness is a good place to start.
World TravelA comprehensive travel guide providing
practical information for experiencing the
world and all its wonders, for travelers
and students alike.
World CultureCurious about the world? Information about world history, cultures, languages, foods, religions, and much more is just a click away.
MapsThe world's most comprehensive collection of royalty-free downloadable maps. Also includes flags of the world and other helpful images for school reports.
Rick StevesRick Steves Classroom Europe® is a free online video library for teachers, students, and parents. Create custom playlists with roughly 500 educational clips featuring the best of European history, art, culture, and experiences.
FodorIn addition to the library's paper collection of the Fodor's Travel Guides, you can access the eBook version on Hoopla!
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