We are pleased to offer several databases for research and enjoyment.
To access any of the following databases, you must have an active library card with The Festus Public Library.
When prompted to enter your library card number, entire the entire 14 digit card number.
The Tumble Book Library is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books and Tumble Puzzles and Games. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which we have licensed from children's book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.
Find fiction and non-fiction for both adults and children with more than 33,000 titles with unlimited simultaneous downloads. 21-day check out period. *Note: an EBSCOhost account is needed to check out materials.
EBSCOhost is a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet. It offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. The comprehensive databases range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases for:
LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages.
*Note: A Learning Express account is needed to access materials
With the new Explora interface, you’ll not only have access to the same research content from EBSCO, but also additional content including grade level topic overviews, health videos and Associated Press videos that are not currently available in the Kids Search and Student Research Center interfaces.
Access to Primary Search (magazines), eBook Kindergarten through 8 Collection, and Topic Overviews Kindergarten through 5.
Access to Academic Search Elite (magazines)
Book Collection Nonfiction:
High School Edition
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Access to Book Collection Nonfiction:
HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources-rich in:
This award-winning resource provides middle and high school students with up-to-date, nonjudgmental, self-help support. Articles are correlated to state, national and provincial standards. Topics covered include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying and LGBTQ+ information. It has recently been updated to meet the needs of today’s teens and with new content on bullying, suicide, vaping, opioid abuse, gender identity, school safety, sexual harassment, COVID-19 and more.
Digital Literacy Empower learners with digital citizenship skills to navigate today’s virtual landscape. Interactive activities guide students through project-based learning activities using digital tools to create podcasts, multimedia presentations, social media campaigns, and more. Database articles explore cyberbullying, digital research skills, citizen journalism, and more. Digital Literacy will give your students and patrons the skills to be savvy digital citizens!
Financial Literacy The Rosen Financial Literacy database makes economics and personal finance easy to understand and highly engaging. Articles explore macro-, micro-, and global economics as well as personal and household finance. Users will learn to manage credit and debt, save and invest with confidence, plan for college and retirement and avoid fraud and scams. Financial Literacy is an online economics and personal finance resource specifically designed for students in grades 7–12, but can easily benefit adults.
Access to EBSCOhost, HeritageQuest, LearningExpress Library, Teen Health and Wellness, Digital Literacy, and Financial Literacy is provided to eligible MOREnet members through funding by the Missouri General Assembly for the REAL Program. This appropriation is made to the Secretary of State's Office and is administered by the Missouri State Library. Additional funding for these resources is provided by MOREnet member fees.
Jobs.mo.gov is the web portal for information and online services provided by the Missouri Division of Workforce Development (DWD). DWD provides workforce services for businesses and job seekers. In Missouri, DWD serves as the state agency that administers the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and Wagner-Peyser funding for workforce activities.