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Welcome to the digital resources library of the Lyon Township Library. Unless indicated as “In Library Use Only,” these resources are available from any internet connection. Want to browse our resources by alphabetical order? Checkout our A-Z Resources page

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A to Z Databases
AtoZdatabases is the Premier Job Search, Reference & Mailing List Database including 30 million business & executive profiles & 240...
America’s News
America’s News provides access to information on people, issues, and events in the local area and around the country. This...
Consumer Reports
Get instant, unlimited access to unbiased ratings and recommendations of products and services!
eBook Business Collection
The Book Business Collection (EBSCO) contains more than 14,500 e-books covering all disciplines of business, including leadership and management, marketing,...
eBook Collection
EBSCO offers more than one million high-quality e-book titles and 100,000 audiobooks from more than 1,500 major academic publishers and...
Entrepreneurial Studies Source
Entrepreneurial Studies Source is an essential database for business students and researchers, providing the latest insights on entrepreneurship and small...
Gale Demographics Now
Business and residential tool providing access to demographic data. Drill down to the city or even neighborhood level. Identify markets...
Michigan Advantage
The complete guide for operating a business in the state of Michigan, provided by Michigan.gov.
Morningstar Investment Research Center
Morningstar is a comprehensive tool that features financial information, reliable portfolio analysis, information about investment options, and up-to-date financial news...
Reference Solutions
We are happy to now provide LTPL customers with access to Reference Solutions! Library card holders may now use Reference...
Small Business Reference Center
AfterCollege.com
A resource to help you explore jobs & internships based on your field of study, & discover opportunities that match...
America’s Job Bank
Find your state job bank to post your resume and register your job search.
CareerBuilder.com
Resource for finding jobs and exploring career options. 
College Student Internships & Employment
College students often realize that in addition to their academic success, their future employers will expect some work experience. Internships...
CoolWorks
Find a seasonal job or career in some of the most exciting places. 
Green Careers Guide
Green Careers Guide provides thousands of guided articles to help you research, learn, apply, interview, and land a green job. 
Hcareers.com
Search for careers in the Hospitality industry.
Indeed.com
Search job sites, newspapers, associations and company career pages. 
Learn How to Become
Learn How To Become packs a huge amount of research in a single page on many career or educational topics....
Michigan Labor Market 
A one-stop source for reliable information on recent employment trends, wages, detailed industries, and jobs in demand. It also is...
Michigan Talent Connect 
A collaborative effort of the State of Michigan’s Workforce Development Agency (WDA) and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) –...
MLive Jobs
Search for the latest Michigan employment & work opportunities. 
Monster.com
Browse jobs by Company, Location or Categories & Industries. 
Navigating the College Career Fair 
Students looking to learn more about career fairs, the benefits they offer and how to stand out among the crowd...
Riley Guide
Founded in 1994 by a university librarian, Margaret F. Dikel (formerly Margaret Riley), The Riley Guide is the Web’s premier...
SnagAJob.com 
A resource to help hourly workers find jobs they love–and help hourly employers find the best people for their jobs. 
Universal Class
Over 500 online continuing education courses are now available with your LTPL library card! Video-based courses for patrons interested in...
USA Jobs
USAJOBS is the U.S. Government’s official system/program for Federal jobs and employment information.
USjobs
Job search resource provided by the National Labor Exchange. 
Ziprecruiter
Search for jobs hiring in your area using ZipRecruiter’s job search engine – the best way to find a job....
Accelerated Reader Bookfinder
Searching for Accelerated Reader books is fun and easy with this free online tool.
American Girl 
Learn about history while playing games, taking quizzes, and more. 
BookFlix
BookFlix® is a digital literacy resource that pairs more than 120 animated stories from Weston Woods with a best-selling nonfiction eBook...
Britannica
Pre K – 2nd grade. Play and read to learn letters, numbers, shapes, and more.
Brittanica School
A safe, up-to-date, and age-appropriate information resource for Elementary, Middle, and High School. Discover encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, games,...
Explora for Primary Schools
Full-text articles from thousands of magazines, journals, and newspapers, along with images, videos, and primary sources. Lexile reading levels included. 
Hoopla
Web and mobile library media streaming platform for audio books, comics, e-books, movies, music, and TV.
Kanopy
Kanopy Watch over 30000 Documentaries, Classic and Indie Films. On Desktop, Mobile and Roku for Students, Professors & Library Patrons....
Kids Click
KidsClick! is a web search site designed for kids by librarians – with kid-friendly results! 
Lil Fingers
Interactive games, coloring pages, and activities for children 1-7. 
National Geographic Kids
Play games, watch videos, learn about animals, and places, and get fun facts on the National Geographic Kids website. 
OverDrive
eBooks and audiobooks are available to be  “checked out” for 7, 14 or 21 days from the Download Destination website,...
PBS Kids
Educational games and activities from PBS.
PebbleGo
Grades PreK-3. Animals (including dinosaurs) and social studies sections of this early literacy and learning tool. Easy-to-navigate visual interface for...
RIF 
Games, activities, writing exercises and more from Reading is Fundamental. 
Scholastic Teachables
Formerly known as Scholastic Printables, we offer worksheets, lesson plans, learning games, and more!
Seussville
Random House books website with games, reading exercises and more. 
StoryPlace Preschool 
Discover these on-line picture books for preschoolers. 
Tumble Books
Our Library has a subscription to TumbleBookLibrary, and your family can access it from home! It’s unlimited, and it’s FREE for...
World Book Early World of Learning
Emergent learners will engage in an interactive and playful environment that encourages reading comprehension and mastery of phonetic skills. Early...
World Book Kids
Simple navigation, easy-to-read articles, multimedia, and a wealth of engaging games, interactive tools and activities. 
Best Colleges.com 
Find the top ranked colleges for classroom and online studies, tuition rates and programs available.
Bill of Rights Institute 
The Bill of Rights Institute (BRI) is a nonprofit educational organization based in Arlington, Virginia that develops educational resources on...
BookFlix
BookFlix® is a digital literacy resource that pairs more than 120 animated stories from Weston Woods with a best-selling nonfiction eBook...
Chapman Academy
28117 Milford Rd. New Hudson, MI 48165 248-486-0492 
Common Core
Learn about the Common Core standards and why they are important for your child. 
Cross of Christ Preschool
24155 Griswold Rd. South Lyon, MI 48178 248-437-0871
Detroit Catholic Central High School 
27225 Wixom Rd. Novi, MI 48374 248-596-3810 
Environment Complete 
This leading full-text database offers extensive coverage in the areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and affiliated areas of study....
ERIC: Education Resources Information Center
ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) is an authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources. Sponsored by the...
Explora for Educators 
Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable...
Explorers Homeschool Association
Explorers is a group comprised of Christian families from many traditions, offering a strong slate of academic and enrichment classes...
Holy Spirit Catholic School
9565 Musch Rd. Brighton, MI 48116 810-231-9199 
Homeschoolers of Ann Arbor 
An inclusive, secular homeschooling group that meets weekly in Ann Arbor.
Learning Express Library
Discover this portal of instantly scored licensing, certification, and aptitude practice tests, online career preparation, skill-building and vital information for...
Michigan Common Core Information 
The Michigan Department of Education answers frequently asked questions regarding Michigan’s adoption of the Common Core standards.
Morningstar Investment Research Center
Morningstar is a comprehensive tool that features financial information, reliable portfolio analysis, information about investment options, and up-to-date financial news...
National Archives
Resources and tools for genealogists.
Reading Rockets Common Core information
Learn how the Common Core Standards will shift English Language Arts teaching and learning, and discover links to classroom and...
Red Apple Preschool 
 28117 Milford Rd. New Hudson, MI 48165 248-486-0492 
Reference Solutions
We are happy to now provide LTPL customers with access to Reference Solutions! Library card holders may now use Reference...
Scholastic Teachables
Formerly known as Scholastic Printables, we offer worksheets, lesson plans, learning games, and more!
South Lyon Co-Op Preschool 
640 South Lafayette St. South Lyon, MI 48178 248-437-4270 
South Lyon Community Schools
Access this site for complete information on the South Lyon school district and district schools.
St. Catherine of Sienna Academy 
28200 Napier Rd. Wixom, MI 48393 248-946-4848 
St. Patrick Catholic School 
1001 Orndorf Drive Brighton, MI 48116 810-229-7946 
The Learning Tree
22820 Valerie St. South Lyon, MI 48178 248-446-8791
Universal Class
Over 500 online continuing education courses are now available with your LTPL library card! Video-based courses for patrons interested in...
American Ancestors  
Ancestry Library  
Cyndi’s List
A comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.
Ellis Island
Free Port of New York passenger records search.
FamilySearch.org 
Free family history and genealogy records.
Find My Past  
Fold3
The Fold3 name comes from a traditional flag folding ceremony in which the third fold is made in honor and...
Genealogy in Time
Search 2.2 billion free ancestral records from around the world. 
GenealogyBuff.com
A free genealogy search site that provides a means to gather a large amount of data for a surname.
Great Lakes Region Archives 
These offices work together to preserve and make available the documents created by Federal agencies in the Great Lakes Region. 
Heritage Quest Online
Heritage Quest Online includes all of the images, and extensive indexing, from the 1790-1930 U.S. federal censuses.
MI Family History & Genealogy
Links to Michigan History and Genealogy departments. 
Milford Historical Society
A resource for those interested in the history of Milford Township and the city of Milford, Michigan.
Newspapers.com
The largest online newspaper archive.  14,900+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s, with millions of additional pages added every month
Random Acts of Gen. Kindness
RAOGK is a global volunteer organization. Our volunteers take time to do everything from looking up courthouse records to taking...
Roots Web
The primary purpose and function of RootsWeb.com is to connect people so that they can help each other and share...
Salem Area Historical Society 
The Salem Area Historical Society is a group of citizens working to preserve, archive and inform others on the history...
South Lyon Historical Society
Information about the initiative to preserve the history of the South Lyon area, headquartered in the historic Witch’s Hat Depot.
SteveMorse.org
Ship manifests, census listings and vital records. 
The Detroit News
Search people, places, organizations, events, historical topics and more from the Ann Arbor News and The Detroit News. This authoritative source for Michigan...
The USGenWeb Project 
Free genealogy websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. This Project is non-commercial...
Views of the Past (Edit)
Vintage photographs of Michigan towns and landmarks. 
2015 Michigan Notable Books
Academic Search Complete
Designed for academic institutions, this database is a leading resource for scholarly research. It supports high-level research in the key...
ALA Teen Reading Lists
Check out these recommended lists for teen-pleasing titles available at your library and at bookstores.
Awful Library Books
A humorous look at some of the worst library books still in circulation. 
BookFlix
BookFlix® is a digital literacy resource that pairs more than 120 animated stories from Weston Woods with a best-selling nonfiction eBook...
Caldecott Medal Winners
Caldecott Medal Winners highlights the winners of the annual Caldecott award, awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished...
eBook Academic Collection
Browse and select academic e-book collections for academic libraries, containing high-quality titles from a broad range of subject and topic...
eBook Business Collection
The Book Business Collection (EBSCO) contains more than 14,500 e-books covering all disciplines of business, including leadership and management, marketing,...
eBook Collection
EBSCO offers more than one million high-quality e-book titles and 100,000 audiobooks from more than 1,500 major academic publishers and...
eBook High School Collection
Content that includes a selection of classic literary works, important historical documents, and general reference materials. 
eBook K-8 Collection
The eBook K-8 Collection contains more than 13,000 titles chosen to support a quality learning experience for K-8 students across...
Enciclopedia Estudantil Hallazgos
Spanish-language, reference work designed with younger readers in mind. 
Hoopla
Web and mobile library media streaming platform for audio books, comics, e-books, movies, music, and TV.
Literary Reference Center
Includes over 14,000 short stories and 54,000+ poems. Covers information on thousands of authors and their works. Topics include: plot...
Michigan Authors & Illustrators
Use the database to find out about Michigan authors! You can look for non-fiction, poetry, mysteries, romance, children’s books, and...
Michigan eLibrary
Explore all the resources available through the Library of Michigan.
New York Times Book Reviews
The New York Times Sunday book review site.
Newbery Medal Winners
List of current and past winners of the Newbery Medal, awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished American...
OverDrive
eBooks and audiobooks are available to be  “checked out” for 7, 14 or 21 days from the Download Destination website,...
Poetry & Short Story Reference Center
Hundreds of thousands of poems, as well as short stories, biographies, and essays. Topics include the poetic forms, movements, and...
Reading Rants
Book lists and reviews of out-of-the-ordinary books for teens. 
Seemore Teen Book Lists
This index was compiled from the many Young Adult-related web pages created by librarians, educators and others serving young adults.
Stop, You’re Killing Me
A resource for lovers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books.
Tumble Books
Our Library has a subscription to TumbleBookLibrary, and your family can access it from home! It’s unlimited, and it’s FREE for...
What Should I Read Next?
Enter a book you like and the site will analyse our database of real readers’ favorite books to provide book...