eResources

Follow the link below for links to useful Web sites.

AARP

AARP is a membership organization leading positive social change and delivering value to people age 50 and over through information, advocacy and service.

The link address is: http://www.aarp.org

Defensive Driving, Traffic School & More

100% online defensive driving, Traffic school courses for ticket dismissal & insurance premium discounts – DMV/State ... More Convenient than a Classroom.

The link address is: http://www.idrivesafely.com/

EBSCOhost

Online magazines, newspapers and other reference tools
EBSCOhost
EbscoHost Databases
EbscoHost Databases

Financial Aid Toolkit

A resource that helps prepare students and families financially for college. This link includes the FAFSA forms.

The link address is: http://financialaidtoolkit.ed.gov/tk/resources.jsp

HealthInfoIowa

Consumer health information
HealthInfoIowa
A consumer based Web site that provides a single point of access to national, state, regional and local health care resources.

Internet Public Library

Information You Can Trust features a searchable, subject-categorized directory of authoritative websites; links to online texts, newspapers, and magazines; ...

The link address is: http://www.ipl.org/

Iowa Center for the Book

Promoting books, reading, libraries and literacy
Iowa Center for the Book
An affiliate with the Library of Congress' Center for the Book, this program promotes books, reading, libraries, and literacy. Find information on All Iowa Reads, Letters About Literacy and where and when literature related events are happening.

Iowa Department of Revenue - Iowa Taxes

The Tax-Fax Option for Obtaining Forms Has Been Discontinued · Iowa Income Tax Booklets – Automatic Mailing Eliminated for 2011. Information on how to file ...

The link address is: http://www.iowa.gov/tax/forms/obtainforms.html

Iowa Heritage Digital Collections

An online repository of Iowa history and culture
Iowa Heritage Digital Collections
An online repository of Iowa history and culture created by bringing together in digital form documents, images, maps, finding aids, interpretive and educational materials, and other media from collections held by a wide range of organizations throughout Iowa.

Iowa Housing Search

Iowa's free rental housing locator

The link address is: http://iowahousingsearch.org/

Iowa Locator

An online catalog of lowa library items
Iowa Locator
The Iowa Locator is the statewide union catalog used by the public and libraries to locate library items. It represents the holdings of 700 Iowa libraries and contains 2.2 million titles.

Iowa Publications Online

An online repository of Iowa government publications
Iowa Publications Online
This website is an electronic depository for documents intended for the general public produced by Iowa state agencies. This service allows Iowans and others to have electronic state documents at their fingertips.

Iowa Workforce Development

The home page for Iowa Workforce Development, the state's employment security agency. This web site includes job listings, labor market information, unemployment services and much more.

The link address is: http://www.iowaworkforce.org/

IRS.gov

The IRS is the U.S. government agency responsible for tax collection and tax law enforcement. Contains downloadable forms, instructions, and agency ...

The link address is: http://www.irs.gov/

Learning Express Library

Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library's resources will help you succeed. Each of our Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you.

The link address is: http://www.learningexpresslibrary3.com/?AuthToken=99CB655A-7520-4190-BAC2-E2D9136BB2F1

Mango Languages

Learn foreign languages quickly and easily via Mango Languages' online learning courses. Start speaking a new language today.

The link address is: http://connect.mangolanguages.com/maquoketa/login?u=282940

MPL Subject Guides

Need help navigating the Internet? Use these subject guides as a place starting place.
Business and Tax
Links to useful information on the Internet
Career and Jobs
Links to useful information on the Internet
Consumer Information
Links to useful information on the Internet.
Education
Links to useful information on the Internet
E-mail on the Web
Links to free e-mail services on the Web
Genealogy
The study of family ancestries and histories
Government
Links to useful information on the Internet
Home and Garden
Links to useful information on the Internet
Homework Help
Links to useful information on the Internet
How to's
Links to useful website to help you learn how to do things
Iowa
Links to useful information on the Internet
Kids Links
Links to useful information on the Internet especially for kids.
Libraries and Library Resources
Links to useful information on the Internet
Medical and Consumer Health
Links to useful information on the Internet
Search Tools
Links to tools to search on the Internet
Sports
Links to useful sports information on the Internet.
Travel
Recommended Web sites
Useful sites to locate information on the Internet
Voting and Elections
Be a smart voter. Links to voter education sites.
Weather
Links to weather related Web sites.

my Social Security online

Using "my Social Security" you can obtain a benefit estimate and earnings statement. Beneficiaries can report an address change, get a benefit verification letter ...

 mysocialsecurity

 

Sign up for a my Social Security account at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount.  By creating an account, you can access your online Social Security Statement and view your estimates of your retirement, disability and survivors benefits.  It’s a great financial planning tool!

NEIBORS

Download eBooks and eAudio for your reader, iPod, or MP3 player!

NEIBORS Audio and eBook Downloads

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TAKE READING TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH EBOOKS FROM Maquoketa Public Library Users have 24/7 access to titles compatible with popular e-reading devices

 

Maquoketa Public Library has expanded its download collection with the addition of eBooks . From the comfort of home, card holders can browse the collection, check out, and download eBooks and more anytime, anywhere.

eBooks can be read on a PC or Mac® using free reader software called Adobe® Digital Editions. eBooks can also be transferred to popular e-reading devices like the Sony® Reader and the Barnes & Noble nook™. Many eBooks feature reflowable text which allows a user to resize the text and alter the display to fit any screen size. The Sony Reader and the nook are designed to look and feel like a book and are great for users on the go. The devices feature E INK technology, a screen that reads like paper so it’s easy on the reader’s eyes.

“eBooks are growing in popularity and we are excited to offer this new format in addition to thousands of audiobooks and videos currently available,” said Karen Manning, Library director. “We have purchased hundreds of best-selling and classic titles, all of which can be read on your computer or compatible portable reading device.”

To check out eBooks, audiobooks, users need a valid library card, computer, and Internet connection. Once downloaded, digital media can be enjoyed on a computer and transferred to popular devices such as MP3 players, iPods®, Smartphones, and more. At the end of the lending period, titles automatically expire and are returned to the collection. Users may return eBooks early.

The North Eastern Iowa Bridge to Online Resource Sharing (NEIBORS) consortium is a project of North Central Library Service Area, Northeast Iowa Library Service Area and East Central Library Services. One hundred libraries from across the service areas are participating in the project by paying a yearly fee.

The link to the NEIBORS site is available on our website. For more information, come in, email, or telephone the library at 563-652-3874.

 

About OverDrive
OverDrive is a leading full-service digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video. We deliver secure management, DRM protection, and download fulfillment services for hundreds of publishers and thousands of libraries, schools, and retailers serving millions of end users. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, OH. www.overdrive.com

 

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Senior Citizens' Resources

Comprehensive collection of links to government resources geared towards the needs of seniors, including Social Security, retirement planning, volunteering, etc. Some topics include ; Housing for Seniors - ‎Caregivers' Resources - ‎Health for Seniors - ‎Retirement

The link address is: http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Seniors.shtml

State Data Center

Census data, government statistics about Iowa and more
State Data Center
The State Data Center of Iowa is your source for population, housing, business and government statistics about Iowa, including data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Iowa state agencies, and other state and federal sources.

Tuition Funding Sources

TuitionFundingSources.com is now available as a free internet resource to all libraries in Iowa. The website represents 24 years of scholarship research that has produced the largest source of scholarships in the world. The scholarship database has been displayed in the Smithsonian. The website is free of charge and 100% non-commercial.

The link address is: http://www.TuitionFundingSources.com/?library=IowaLib

TumbleBookLibrary

TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of TumbleBooks – animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.

The link address is: http://www.tumblebooks.com/library/auto_login.asp?U=maquoketa&P=libra

WorldCat

1.3 billion items in more than 10,000 libraries worldwide
WorldCat
Search for what you want among more than 1 billion library-owned items, and then find it at a library near you.

Driving Websites

Here are some websites to assist you with your driving needs!

Safety information:

https://www.idrivesafely.com/

 

Iowa Drivers License Manual:

http://www.iowadot.gov/mvd/driverslicense/dlmanual.htm

 

Jackson County Courthouse Drivers License Office:

http://co.jackson.ia.us/offices/treasurer/index.htm