Search and read 18th and 19th century historical newspapers.
Explore resources, records, and tools designed for the unique challenges of African American family history research.
Trace your family history using historical records including census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.
- Access to Ancestry Library Edition is available exclusively by visiting a library location.
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ArtistWorks is now accessible through the Digital Downloads Collaboration on Libby & OverDrive. Access through the app or your web browser - click here to find out how.
Learn to play an instrument, sing, or draw with self-paced video lessons from professional musicians and artists. ArtistWorks lessons are suitable for all ages, and beginner to intermediate skill levels.
A to Z Maps Online is the world’s largest collection of royalty-free, downloadable maps for schools. Students, teachers, and administrators can use their more than 60,000 maps for school reports, lesson plans, and personal research projects.
A to Z World Culture is an online database of information about the culture, language, history, food, religion, and much more, for 175 countries.
Browse archived clippings from the Bellbrook Moon newspaper.
Find profiles, images, obituaries, and full-text articles about notable individuals.
Read along with classic video storybooks paired with related nonfiction books, then try games and activities to show what you’ve learned.
- Grade level: Preschool – grade 3
Boost your business knowledge by researching company and industry profiles, country and market research reports, and magazine articles.
Career Cruising provides assessments and exploration tools for careers, education, financial aid and more to help solve the problem of future readiness.
Locate over 130 cemeteries in Greene County, Ohio. This map shows the approximate locations of all known cemeteries, including many that are no longer in active use.
Fix your car, truck, van, or SUV with these diagnostics, maintenance schedules, service bulletins, diagrams, step-by-step repair procedures, and labor estimates. Get ready for the most popular certification exams with ASE test prep quizzes.
Find historical information about politics, society, and local events in these original newspaper articles from Cincinnati, Ohio.
Browse medical, health-related, and drug reference books. Read articles on health and fitness. Find sources for alternative health information.
Make better purchasing decisions with tests and reviews of a wide variety of products. Get advice on how to save money and improve your personal finances.
Creativebug is your go-to resource for high-quality, on-trend arts and crafts instructional videos. With your library card, you’ll enjoy award-winning HD instructional videos on drawing, painting, sewing, knitting, crochet, quilting, baking and more. All classes are taught by experts, with new classes added daily.
Find historical information about politics, society, and local events in these original newspaper articles from Dayton, Ohio.
Browse or search a text version of articles published in the Dayton Daily News from October 11, 1989 to current.
Browse or search full-color PDF images of the entire issue of the Dayton Daily News from September 28, 2018 to current issue.
Practice online for the written portion of the Ohio BMV driver's license permit test. The program includes practice tests and handbooks for car, motorcycle, and commercial drivers. You'll also find answers to over one hundred frequently asked questions about getting your driver's license in Ohio.
Resources to help preschoolers and children in early grades understand early childhood themes and develop reading and oral language skills.
Search thousands of magazines, academic journals, newspapers, reference books, photos, maps, and flags.
Look up facts for class projects or homework in a safe, trustworthy environment for students.
- Grade level: Kindergarten – grade 5
Search or browse reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books.
Look up articles and facts for research papers or homework with this more reliable alternative to websites and search engines.
- Grade level: 6 – 12
As of January 1, 2022, Greene County Public Library no longer uses Flipster for its digital magazine collection.
An expanded collection is now accessible through the Digital Downloads Collaboration as accessed with your library card through the Libby app on your phone or tablet or through a web browser with OverDrive on your computer.
Bring the stories of America's veterans to life with historical U.S. military records, photos, and personal documents.
Foundation Center Resources
Normally only accessible at Xenia Community Library, this resource is available remotely through the end of 2021.
Take a class with a professional instructor to strengthen your skills for work, school, or your favorite hobby. Courses are six weeks long, and a new session begins every month.
Explore subjects you're studying in school or for fun.
- Grade level: Kindergarten – grade 5
Access online encyclopedias and specialized reference books for your research project or school assignment.
Search historical birth records from Greene County, Ohio.
Find historical U.S. Federal census records for Greene County, Ohio.
Search historical death records from Greene County, Ohio.
See photos and documents that illustrate the history of our library system.
Search a listing of local history files available in the Greene County Room.
Search for obituaries and death notices from thousands of newspapers across the United States from 1704 to current.
Search census records, books, serials, and other historical records to trace your family history.
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Take on a variety of home improvement and repair projects with detailed, user-friendly guides.
Download or stream movies, television shows, music, audiobooks, ebooks, and comics.
- We've expanded our Hoopla catalog with the addition of new Hoopla Flex titles.
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Explore images of various towns, cultures, ethnic groups, and architecture.
Develop your skills with self-directed, self-paced online learning. Log in with your library card for free access to all courses, videos, and learning paths. Note: on the app, you will be asked for a Library ID - input: oh0247.
Learn more about an author, novel, poem, or literary movement.
Find information and tips about financial investments.
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Search for articles in newspapers from around the nation and the world.
Search hundreds of years of historical newspapers from North America, the United Kingdom, and other select countries dating back to the 17th century.
Northstar focuses on basic digital literacy skills—such as using a mouse, searching on the internet, and using email—as well as advanced skills, like using Google Docs and searching for jobs online.
Get reading recommendations for kids and teens in kindergarten – grade 8.
Search an inventory of surnames from the Application for Admission to the Ohio Soldiers & Sailors Orphans Home (OSSO)—later renamed The Ohio Veteran’s Children’s Home (OVCH)—in Xenia, Ohio.
OverDrive, through the Digital Downloads Collaboration
Our OverDrive digital collection is shared with other Ohio Libraries through the Digital Downloads Collaboration to offer you the widest selection possible. Borrow ebooks and audiobooks to read or listen to on your computer or mobile device with the Libby app.
Read long-form overview articles written by leading scholars in dozens of subject areas.
Gain an understanding of controversial issues from multiple sides. Use this resource to develop persuasive arguments and essays, learn about differing viewpoints, and develop analytical thinking skills.
View detailed maps of Ohio cities drawn between 1882 and 1962. Locate buildings and neighborhoods. Study the the impact of growth and new developments.
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- Grade level: Pre-K - grade 6.
Read encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources covering a wide range of scientific fields.
Get ready to launch or grow your small business with reference books, videos, business plans, and a start-up kit.
Build your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. Transparent Language Online is a complete language-learning system with extensive courses and supplemental resources for more than 100 languages, including English.
Read interactive books and watch videos about science and social studies, then try games and activities to show what you've learned.
- Grade level: 3 – 6
Discover a new topic or subject with intelligent and serious introductions written by authors who are experts in their field.
Listen to oral history recordings from Greene County residents about their lives and experiences, both in and outside the county.
Browse historical documents from the oldest women's club in Ohio and one of the oldest women's literary clubs in the United States.
Choose from several encyclopedias for students and families:
- World Book for Kids
- Online World Book for Students
- Online World Book Advanced
- World Book Timelines
Listen to recordings of nationally-known speakers as well as stories about local news and events from the archives of WYSO, the public radio station owned and operated by Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio.