Library Resources Currently Available

Off the Shelf - Let Us Help You
Looking for some new reads? Let us help you find some! We’ve put together some recommendations in a variety of categories for adults and children. Just call the library at 608-222-6127 to reserve a few “surprise” titles in specific genres or subject areas. Library staff can also provide active concierge-level service, including reading synopses of available titles. We’re happy to even surprise you with something we think you’ll like! We’ll prepare the items for you to pick up curbside or behind the front desk. If you have any questions or more specific requests, please contact Circulation Supervisor Amelia at amelia@mononalibrary.org.

Online Library Resources

If you do not have a library card, you can get an access to a limited-use library account by filling out this short form available here.

eBooks & eAudiobooks are available through OverDrive and the Libby app. Overdrive is web-based, while Libby is an app that can be downloaded to smart phones, tablets, and computers.

Getting started on Libby or Overdrive: When establishing your account, you will have to "Select Library." You should indicate "South Central Library System - LINKcat Libraries", which is the system that Monona Library is a member of. Here is a video introducing you to the Libby service, and another video that walks through the initial process of setting up Libby.  

If you have any questions about Overdrive, Libby, or accessing other digital resources online, please contact Amelia at amelia@mononalibrary.org

Creativebug
Enjoy video classes taught by designers and artists for you to work on projects! Areas include art, sewing, quilting, paper, knitting, food, jewelry, and, of course, stuff for kid!

Ancestry
Normally only available while in the library, you are now available to access Ancestry and research your genealogy from home for a limited time. (At-home access ending 12/31/2021.)

Auto Repair Source
For those of you looking to do your own auto repair or research on auto repair.

Consumer Reports
Make sure you do your research before purchasing those big ticket items. Access to Consumer Reports full database. 

Learning Express
Test prep and tutorial website for all ages. Includes Adult Core skills and Career Preparation.

Teaching Books
Resources to expand on what your child is reading with author interviews, discussion questions, & more. Also offers a "discover like books" feature to help you find new & engaging reads. 

Transparent Languages
Learn a new language from home! Access to over a hundred different languages to learn. Lessons ranging from basic to advanced.


Children and Family Resources

These resources, including crafting, art, and storytime ideas, can be found here.

Watch for videos on YouTube, such as STEAM including math, science, and crafts; storytimes and book readings; tours; and more.

Online events during the pandemic will be held on Zoom or on the Kids Facebook Group.

Adult Resources

These resources, including information about public health, community services, staying informed & identifying fake news, ideas for staying connected, and learning & entertainment opportunities, can be found here.

Unemployment Resources

We understand that many of you may have questions regarding unemployment during this time. Here are two good resources to help guide you to the answers you seek.

Department of Workforce Development - Unemployment COVID-19 Public Information

UW-Extension - Financial Resources to Help Get Through COVID-19