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Comics Plus: Library Edition brings unlimited access to thousands of digital graphic novels and comics to library patrons on any Web-connected device.

  • View titles through your Web browser on any computer, tablet or smartphone with an Internet connection.
  • Read comics on your tablet or smartphone with Boopsie for Libraries (US and Canadian libraries only).
  • Browse by genre, publisher, and comic — then instantly check out your favorites.
  • Access comics whenever you want them — no holds or waiting.

 

EBSCO eBook Collection from Inspire: A collection of over 6,000 multidisciplinary books. Topics include college and career development, health and medicine, and business and economics.

 

Hoopla provides free streaming movies, TV shows, music, and audiobooks with an account created using your green Peabody Public Library card and PIN.

 

Newsbank

NewsBank provides news and informational resources to our patrons with coverage of local and national topics from America’s newspapers, along with specific articles, obituaries, statistics, video clips, quotations, facts, analysis and much more. With unlimited access from all library workstations and remote access 24/7, patrons can freely search, browse, print, save and email full-text articles without a fee. If you are accessing this database from a remote location, you will be prompted to enter your library card number before proceeding.

 

OverDrive offers downloadable eBooks, Audiobooks, eVideos and eMusic through Indiana Digital Downloads Center. Includes special collections for Kids and Teens.

 

Zinio for Libraries, the world’s largest newsstand, offers full-color, digital magazines for immediate checkout and reading online on desktop and mobile devices — or download through apps. Browse from your library’s collection of popular new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods and no limits. Over 2,600 magazines from 38 countries in 15 languages.

Reading Suggestions – Adults

Below is a list of Readers Advisory tools put together by the Peabody Public Library staff.

  • Indiana Authors: Find books by Indiana Authors, including both fiction and non-fiction. It is in no way a complete or exhaustive listing, just a finding aid for some pleasurable reading. The list also includes some hometown authors!
  • AllReaders.com: Browse reviews or search for books based on your preferences for plot, setting, character, and writing style.
  • Fantastic Fiction: This site provides bibliographies for over 15,000 authors and information on over 250,000 books.
  • Good Reads: Book recommendations, with or without an account
  • Guys Read: An interactive site from guys-reading-guru Jon Scieszka that lets you search or browse for recommendations for adults in general or “young, middle, and older” guys.
  • Monster Librarian: Horror fiction recommendations for kids, teens, and adults arranged by sub-genre and series.
  • New York Times Best Seller Books
  • Oprah’s Book Club
  • Overbooked: Resource for readers, providing timely information about fiction (all genres) and readable nonfiction.
  • Stop, You’re Killing Me! Mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books chronologically listed by authors including series. Browseable by author name, character name, genre, location or period of story, or the lead character’s ethnicity or job.
  • What should I read next? Search for a book you know you like and get recommendations based on other readers’ similar preferences. You have to register for an account to get the “full” list of results, though often the partial list is enough to address a user inquiry.
  • What’s Next: The Kent District Library What’s Next?: Books In Series™ database helps you search series fiction. A series is two or more books linked by character(s), settings, or other common traits.

Reading Suggestions – Children & Teens

Snapshots

Click on a link or animated image for more information. Links in all caps go to landing pages (groups of snapshots).

All Read-Alike Snapshots

Anne McCaffrey

Beverly Lewis

James Patterson

More Reading Order Snapshots

Topical Book Lists for Adults

Topical Book Lists for Teens

Search Tips

Our full 8-page Evergreen Brochure is available in PDF format. Some of the following information comes from this brochure.

Browsing the Catalog

Click here to browse the catalog. Browsing allows you to look for similar titles, authors, subjects or series.

 

Simple Search

Click here to open a simple search. This allows more options than the Keyword Search on this page, but is simpler than the Advanced Search.

  • You may search by Keyword, Title, Author, Subject or Series by selecting your choice from the drop down menu. Type your information in the main search box. (See below)
  • You may also select the format of your choice (All Formats, Books, Large Print Books, CD Audiobook, DVD, Blu-ray, CD Music and more) from the drop down menu bar.
  • You can then choose which library system you wish to search: Your Local Library System, all of Evergreen Indiana, or choose a specific library.

When you have entered your search criteria, click on Search.

Your search will pull up a list of all available items within your criteria. You can refine your search at any time, using the search information bar at the top of the screen.

For a more detailed search, use the Advanced Search feature.

Placing Holds

You can place holds on materials both from Peabody Public Library and from other Evergreen Indiana libraries. For detailed information including restrictions and instructions, click here.