BookConnections and TeachingBooks Resources

All Missouri public libraries and schools have two new digital literacy resources for all of our children and families. The Missouri State Library just licensed unlimited, statewide access to both Book Connections and TeachingBooks to enrich connections to children’s and young adult books for all readers (Including Hispanic readers).

TeachingBooks

DiverseBooks Toolkit

Teen Book Collection

Children’s Book Collection

Books and Reading Engagement Kit – Home Edition

Hispanic BookConnection

Black Freedom resources and information

Black Freedom focuses on and features select primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history.  Proquest’s intention is to support a wide range of students as well as independent researchers and anyone interested in learning more about the foundation of ongoing racial injustice in the U.S. – and the fights against it.

By centering on the experiences and perspectives of African Americans, we hope this collection imbues the study of Black history with a deeper understanding of the humanity of people who have pursued the quest for freedom, and the significance of movements like Black Lives Matter.

Niche Academy is new and for you!

Niche Academy is a new way to learn how to use library (and other computer resources, including social media) along with tutorials on how to become more familiar with different software and technology tools.

Do you want to learn how to use our online resources like OverDrive or Libby, Hoopla, RBDigital, TumbleBook Library, and more? Niche Academy tutorials include video instruction AND printable, step-by-step guides. Watch from your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Check out Niche Academy’s quick and easy tutorials for straightforward steps and get started.

History and Genealogy Resources

HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. With more than 4.4 billion records, it delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.

Powered by Ancestry®, this amazing collection consists of the following core data sets:

  • Census collection contains over 700 million records from the U.S. Federal Census 1790-1940, and national censuses including Argentina, Netherlands, Czech Republic and several other countries.
  • Books collection contains over 22,000 family and local histories, compiled genealogies, documentary collections, church records, military records, vital records, city and county histories, and more.
  • City Directories with over 1.5 million records from various US city and county directories during 1821-1989.
  • Military Records containing over 2 million records from selected state and country military records including the US Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files 1800-1900, US Records of Confederate Prisoners of War 1861-1865, and US Remarried Widows Index to Pension Applications 1887-1942.
  • Wills and Probate Records has more than 170 million pages from the largest collection of wills and probate records in the United States, with searchable records included from all 50 states spread over 337 years (1668-2005).
  • Freedman’s Bank contains an index and original images of the Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company’s registers of Signatures of Depositors 1865-1871.
  • US Serial Set (subset) contains more than 140,000 private relief actions, memorials, and petitions drawn from the records published “serial” fashion from the US Senate and House of Representatives 1769-1969.
  • Maps & Photos includes US Indexed County Land Ownership Maps 1860-1910, US Enumeration District Maps and Descriptions 1940, US Indexed Early Land Ownership and Township Plats 1785-1898, and Library of Congress Photo Collection 1840-2000.

With a robust search interface, thumbnail images, hit highlighting, easy-to-use tools, and convenient in-library or remote access through the library portal, it’s easy to see why HeritageQuest continues to be one of the most recommended resources by family history publications and genealogists.

The clues are out there waiting. Let HeritageQuest Online help you to find them.

New Caruthersville Public Library e-newsletter

Please subscribe to our brand-new Caruthersville Public Library newsletter, along with Monthly updates to our “Sunday Movies at the Library”. These are located in the middle of our opt-in page, where you can also select from among several other book and media related subjects and genres to stay up to date on new books and materials, as well as what is coming up here at the library.

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