Links of the Month
December – Toy and Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List
Best Toys Guide.com
Reviews best children’s products and bestows awards for the very best.
Electronics Gift Guide from PC Magazine
Lists of gift suggestions for the whole family.
Gift Ideas for Mom
Gift Ideas for the Sports Lover
Gift Suggestions for the Person Who Has Everything
Hostess Gifts from Martha Stewart.com
November – Gear Up for Cyber Monday
Best Cyber Monday.com
Cyber Monday 2012.com
Tech Gift Guides from PC Magazine
October – Political Humor
The views from Comedy Central
Political Humor from About.com
Up to the minute quotes, cartoons, and jokes.
Humor targeting Republicans and Democrats alike.
Similar to the Onion, a newspaper parody of current political news.
September – Internships
Internships from About.com
Contains many links to finding available internships. Scroll past the sponsored links.
August – Local Babysitting and Day Care Resources
Offers a graph that compares babysitting sites with links to each.
Downers Grove Day Care and Preschools
Downers Grove Child Care, Senior Care and More
Dupage County Child Care Centers and Preschools
A county-wide list of providers with contact information
Little Mustang Preschool and Pintos Play Group
Downers Grove South High School programs. Openings are currently available. Call to request an application when school resumes.
North Stars Preschool
A program offered by students at Downers Grove South High School. Applications are now being accepted online.
July – Summer Activities for the Young and the Bored
Free and nearly free activities for kids.
Family Fun Summer Games
Pinterest: Summer Activities with Kids
June – Find a Tutor
Enter your zip code, subject of interest, and level of expertise to find a private instructor.
Specify subject and your location to find available tutors.
Linked with High School District 99
May – Free Documentary Films Online
The Best Documentary.com
View over 650 documentary films including mainstream films as well as the notable but often difficult to find subject studies.
Top Documentary Films.com
April – Spring Cleaning
Don’t forget that the library’s website offers a wealth of fiction and nonfiction reading lists that cover a wide range of interests. Just select Books on the menu bar on our home page and click on your choice of Good Reads.
Homemade Cleaning Solutions
How to Clean Stuff.net
Kitchen Speed Cleaning Video on You Tube
Notice the related videos in the right column.
Spring Cleaning Checklists
Detailed lists for every room.
March – Protect Your Online Reputation
Whether you are a job applicant, business owner, or just have a personal presence on the web, be sure that the information about you is accurate and offers a positive impression.
5 Basic Things You Should Do to Manage Your Online Reputation
Advice for Jobseekers
Manage Your Online Reputation
Protect Your Business
Protecting Your Online Footprint
“Potential employers will be Googling you, so you'd better do so yourself to see what they'll be seeing. If you're horrified by it, here are some ways to improve those results, and make sure there's nothing employer-repellent in the search results in the first place.”
Suggestions from Microsoft
Tips and Tools to Protect Your Online Reputation
Offers suggestions and many links to articles, websites, and blogs.
Websites and Software to Monitor Your Online Presence
February – Pain Management
American Chronic Pain Association
Click on Tools and Resources, and download the Consumer Guide to Pain Medication and Treatment.
Everyday Health.com Pain Management Center
Natural Chronic Pain Relief from WebMD.com
January – Checklists for an Organized New Year
Any complicated process works better with a checklist that tells you what supplies you'll need and what steps you'll have to take. The checklists here cover a diverse array of topics, including buying basics for your first kitchen, tornado preparedness, what to bring along to an appointment with a new doctor, running a garage sale, traveling with pets, preparing to buy a home, and lots more.
Checklists for Specific Situations
College Planning Checklists
Offers separate lists for young children through each of the four years of high school.
Family Disaster Kit Checklist
Printable Lists for Organizing Your Home