Adult & Teen Online Resources is well known as a great resource for anyone doing genealogy research. Ancestry Library Online Edition gives you a wealth of general research access. If you visit one of our seven locations, you can use one of our computers to access the full Ancestry database and track your family tree!

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NC Digital Library: Download eBooks, audio, video and more

Download e-Books, audiobooks, videos, and more through the NC Digital Library. Anywhere, anytime with your library card.

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hoopla: Instantly access free digital movies, music, e-books, and eAudio, 24/7

Instantly download or stream free digital movies, music, e-books, and eAudio, 24/7 with your library card. Freedom starts here, now.

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Find grant funding for your community projects. Updated weekly, Foundation Directory Online provides essential information about grant makers and their activities and priorities worldwide. You can keyword search to pinpoint prospective funders by geographic location or type of project. Interactive maps and charts show funders’ giving trends and information about funded projects. This powerful grant-seeking resource, along with staff to assist, is available at the Main Library in Newton.

The resource also allows you to search for scholarships, fellowships, internships, and other opportunities for individual aid.

Click here to use Foundation Maps, an interactive mapping tool that allows users to create maps showing grant makers and recipients by criteria such as grant subject and geography. It can also plot socio-economic and demographic datasets by geography.

For more than a decade, the program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and e-mail to reading, math, and more, offers more than 180 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons, 800+ videos, and 55+ interactives and games, completely free.

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Learn Anything, For Free. Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization that provides free online lessons and courses in virtually any topic.

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Language learning tool that features 110+ languages, including ESL. Learners have the flexibility to discover a new language anytime, anywhere – at home or on the go using any Internet-connected device.

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Whether you’re writing your will, selling your house, or even changing your name, this database provides you with the legal forms you need. Browse by categories or keywords. Click here to find the form you need!

Here you’ll find lesson plans, educator resources, State Library and State Archives collections, and virtual assistance from state librarians and educators, as well as offerings from our state’s natural and cultural institutions. Click here.

24/7 access to e-books, audiobooks, videos, online magazines, newspapers, and journals, including Consumer Reports and Wall Street Journal Online.

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Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people, and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S. Click here to start reading.