Some helpful links for our patrons:
Government – US and Indiana
http://www.nps.gov – Visit and learn more about your National Parks
http://www.in.gov – Indiana’s state government web site with everything from Indiana code to government organization to lottery info.
http://www.citiesandtowns.org – The Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) was established 114 years ago to provide Indiana municipal officials a means to congregate, educate and advocate their interests before the state and federal governments.
http://www.indianahistory.org – Indiana Historical Society
http://www.state.in.us/sic/index.html – Indiana State Information Center for questions about state government
http://www.in.gov/library – Indiana State Library provides services to all citizens of Indiana
http://www.ismanet.org – Indiana State Medical Association
https://lostindiana.net/ – Historic preservation, lost history, buildings, ghost sites
http://historymuseumsb.org/ – Northern Indiana Center for History
http://www.in.gov/library/tbbl.htm The Indiana Talking Book and Braille Library is a division of the Indiana State Library, circulates via mail, audio books and magazines, Braille, large print, and descriptive videos to Indiana residents who cannot use regular print because of a visual or physical disability. They also provide specialized playback equipment for recorded materials, including a digital talking book player. To qualify for this free library service, the applicant fills out an application and has it signed by a healthcare professional or librarian.
http://www.in.gov/ofbci/volunteer – Volunteer.IN – A central place on the web for volunteer information in Indiana. There are so many wonderful organizations throughout the state working with volunteers to solve problems and strengthen communities. It is our hope that this website will connect both veterans and newcomers in the volunteer sector to each other, and help them find resources to serve their communities more effectively
http://www.benefitscheckup.com (Nat’l.Council on Aging) – BenefitsCheckUp helps thousands every day to find programs for people ages 55 and over that may pay for some of their costs of prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other essential items or services
http://risk.lexisnexis.com/prevent-fraud Learn more about fraud prevention through their free white papers and direct links to free resources throughout the LexisNexis online community. Building on a 30-year tradition, LexisNexis? is a trusted provider of quality information
http://www.snopes.com This site contains the largest collection of urban legend debunking articles in the world. Before you forward an email story or warning to all of your friends, search here first to make sure what you are forwarding is true.
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm FDA Recalls includes the most significant product actions of the last 60 days, based on the extent of distribution and the degree of health risk.
http://www.cpsc.gov Consumer Product Safety Commission provides information on recalls, reports, and product alerts. Sign up for their email list to be alerted when new recalls are issued.
https://www.irs.gov/ – Internal Revenue Service – downloadable tax forms and publications.
Paperboy –http://www.thepaperboy.com/ – Links to newspapers from around the world
Times – http://www.nwitimes.com
LaPorte Herald Argus – http://www.heraldargus.com
News-Dispatch – http://thenewsdispatch.com
Tumblebooks – http://www.tumblebooks.com
Starfall – http://www.starfall.com
Storyline Online – http://www.storylineonline.net
ALA Great Websites for Kids – http://gws.ala.org/
INSPIRE Links for Kids – http://www.in.gov/library/inspire
USA.gov for Kids – http://www.kids.gov
Homework Helper – http://bjpinchbeck.com
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Homework Hotline – http://www.askrose.org
FREE Skills Instruction from Goodwill Industries
Computer Basics, MS Office, Life Skills, Google Applications
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov FAFSA – Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the Web.
http://www.icn.org The Indiana College Network (ICN), a partnership of the state’s colleges and universities, is Indiana’s clearinghouse for information about college classes and degree programs available through the internet, videotape, CD-ROM, satellite/cable television and correspondence.
http://www.learnalanguage.com You can learn over 1,400 words for free on this website! You can also learn important phrases like greetings, survival expressions and slang words in the language of your choice. If you want verbs, there are over 350 verbs to help you with your language study.
http://www.in.gov/ssaci The Indiana Division of Student Financial Aid’s (SFA) mission is to make college affordable through need-based financial aid awards and to allow choice by granting awards to those attending public, independent and proprietary colleges. Prior to July 1, 2012, SFA was known as the State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana (SSACI).
http://www.in.gov/learnmoreindiana – Indiana’s Pre-K to College Connection – the state’s strategic communication effort to support improving student achievement and increase the educational attainment of all Hoosiers