Access free educational resources for all ages

Learning can happen anywhere, anytime, and on your schedule. The Library provides free online learning resources for all ages in a variety of topics ranging from educational, career, and fun recreational areas. Explore learning resources for various age groups:

  • Children
  • Adults
  • All ages


Brainfuse – HelpNow
Get ready to succeed this school year! With Brainfuse Online Tutoring, you can conquer tough subjects and boost grades with personalized support. Whether it’s brushing up on math, conquering tricky science concepts, or improving your writing skills, Brainfuse tutors are here to help you succeed.

Explora is an exceptional resource for K-12 students and educators. Access popular magazines and reference books for high school students and a variety of subjects including art, history, sports, science, and music. Access the database for free with your library card. 

NoveList K-8 PLUS
With NoveList, readers can browse fiction and nonfiction books and find reading recommendations for authors, titles, and series. Explore titles in a variety of genres and age groups, including ages 0-8, 9-12, and teens!


Gale Courses
Gale Courses offer a wide range of interactive, instructor-led courses that you can take entirely online at no cost. Explore technical, vocational, & recreational subjects such as programming, accounting, and photography! Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

LinkedIn Learning
Learn technology, creative and business skills you can use today. LinkedIn Learning offers free online courses and video-based learning taught by industry experts. Choose from thousands of courses with your library card and earn a certificate today.

Ace your interview by practicing with Brainfuse Interview Coaches! Gain the confidence and skills you need to impress employers, tackle tough questions, and stand out from the crowd. Your dream job awaits – let’s get you there!

Veterans and their families can learn about VA benefits and resources, get resume and interview help, and chat with experts. Read lessons, watch videos, take tests, and know more. Need extra assistance? Connect with a VetNow expert today.

All ages

Bendable is a free learning platform that allows learners of all ages to gain new knowledge and skills through online courses and in-person events. With Bendable, learners can explore languages, find resources to continue their education, and explore topics for fun.

Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, screen print, and more! Creativebug offers online video arts and crafts workshops, downloadable patterns, templates, and recipes for all skill levels. New classes from artists and creative experts are released daily.

Gale eBooks
Access online encyclopedias and reference books for research. Users can search for topics and find information in several ebooks.

Indiana State Library Inspire
Inspire is a lifelong learning resource provided by the Indiana State Library. Inspire provides free online access to educational resources and databases for all ages, Indiana history and genealogy, and test and career preparation including high school equivalency, college admissions test prep, and U.S. Citizenship resources.

Questions? Please contact:
Scott Sandberg
Research Librarian
(574) 285-4744

Summer Reading Club begins at the St. Joe County Public Library 

The St. Joe County Public Library invites everyone to participate in the Summer Reading Club from now through July 31. Children, teens and adults can signup online or in-person at any library location. 

Celebrate the start of the Summer Reading Club in the courtyard at Main Library on Friday, June 2 from 5-8 p.m. Enjoy fun, free activities for the whole family, food trucks and live performances by musician Jim Gill from 5:30-6:30p.m., and the Latin-soul infusion band Lalo Cura from 7:00-8:00 p.m. while signing up for the Summer Reading Club. 

When readers sign up, they will receive their choice of a free book and sticker or button in June, and another free book and a t-shirt in July, while supplies last. Participants will earn points as they read and listen to books and complete activities. Everyone who has at least one point each month will be entered into a drawing to win a prize that month. Each location will have a prize winner in each age category each month.

Summer reading provides benefits that extend well beyond the summer months, and people of all ages benefit from reading. Summer reading generates an interest in books and learning, and encourages both children and adults to develop a life-long habit of reading. Summer reading is also one of the best ways for students to be prepared for the next academic year as reading increases a student’s vocabulary, spelling ability and writing skills.

According to a three-year study, students who participated in summer reading programs at public libraries demonstrated higher reading achievement than students who did not participate. In addition, the students who participated in the summer reading programs increased their reading skills, motivation, confidence, and enjoyment of reading.

The Summer Reading Club is sponsored by TCU Foundation, Tire Rack and Gurley Leep at the Bestseller level. At the Classic level, 1st Source Bank, Arkos Design, Express Press, Masterbilt, May Oberfell Lorber, Herman & Goetz and Walker Hughes Insurance are financially supporting the program.

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