Back to School with LPL!

The Louisville Public Library can help with back to school!

Free Reading

Check out our physical and electronic collections for reading materials for all interests and reading levels.

Use the chart below to choose appropriate-levelled books for the kids. Or aim a little high, to encourage them to expand their reading skills and vocabulary.

reading level chart          

40 book challenge

Is your child doing the Forty-Book Challenge or creative book reports this year?  Come see our display for upper-elementary readers, coming September 3.

We have access to short stories, novels and nonfiction for high school and college courses, too.

Make the Most of Your Library Card this month and throughout the school year by utilizing the Articles & Journals feature of our catalog.  This is a great way to easily find sources for research papers or to simply learn more about a favorite topic if you don't have time to read an entire book.  Table sand figures are included in most of these articles, and it will even tell you how to cite it as a source no matter what format you are using for school (APA, MLA, etc).  Log in to your account from our website, enter the topic you are searching for, and click on the Articles & Journals tab.  We are here to help if you have questions.

Research Databases

Research databases are electronic resources that are easy to search.  Many of the sources listed in the databases are available full text, so you can just download the entire source--no need to go looking for the original!  Many research databases also include advice on how to cite that source in your research paper and on your works cited list. To use research databases, you may need your Louisville Public Library card barcode number and PIN.

For Elementary Students
World Book Kids Explora Primary
Biography Reference bank Gale in Context: Elementary


For Older Students

Chemistry Coach

World Book Students Explora Secondary


For College Students and Adults

Chemistry Coach

Linked-In Learning Science Reference Center
Home Improvement Resource Center Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center



For Everyone

American & English Full Text Literature Collection EBSCO Host databases
Very Short Introductions Ohio Web Library
Points of View Reference Center World book Online

Area Schools

Louisville City Schools

Saint Thomas Aquinas middle and high schools


Are you researching a particular topic?  Give us a call at 330.875.1696 to ask for help in finding materials, or to Book-a-Librarian!


Are you working on a special project? Are you building a model or diorama, and need special parts?  Are you designing a 3D object or preparing a display?  The Makerspace can help! Call 330.587.5756