Online Databases

Talcott Free Library purchases access to these resources for the use of our patrons. To login to the databases from offsite, please have your library card barcode and PIN number available. See the help page if you do not have a PIN.


Parent / Teacher Resources

AR Bookfinder – Searching for books with a corresponding Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360® quiz is easy with this website.
Biblioboard – A library of e-books that are available to any Illinois resident with curated kids collections.

Scholastic Bookwizard – Find and level books with Book Wizard. Plus, get book talks, lesson plans, author studies, videos, and discussion guides.
Tumble Books – An online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love.


Teacher Resources

We have books and materials available to supplement your lesson plans. Click here to browse the catalog or stop in and browse in person in the Children’s department.

Talcott Traveling Tales

Complete self-contained theme units boxed and ready to go! Titles include:

Blast Off To Reading
Buggy About Books
Caution: Readers at Work

Danger of Becoming Extinct
Flat Stanley
Land of Lincoln
Treasures of the Sea

Visit the Rainforest
Wacky Weather
Wriggle, Slither, Crawl, and Wiggle


Talcott Reads

We have compiled lists of Talcott owned items for various topics that may be of interest to you. If there are any lists you would like us to create, please email us at contact@talcottfreelibrary.com

We have also included lists relevant to local school projects.

Local School Lists:
Mrs. B.’s Caldecott Book Club

Award Winning Reads

Illinois Book Awards for Children and Young Adults
Monarch – Kindergarten through Second Grades Book Award
Bluestem Book Award – Third and Fourth Grades Book Award
Rebecca Caudill – Fifth through Eighth Grades Book Award
Abraham Lincoln – High School book award


What to Read Next

Best Children’s Books – a compilation of the best children’s books put together by teachers from across the nation.
Book Spot – a free resource center that simplifies the search for the best book-related content on the Web.
Goodreads – the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations.
Reese’s Book Club – Each month, Reese Witherspoon chooses a book with a woman at the center of the story.
Oprah’s Book Club – Oprah’s book club brings passionate readers together to discuss inspiring stories.
What’s Next®: –  Books in Series Database of Kent District Library tells you what book comes next in the series you’re reading.


Community Information

Community Information – Links for the Rockton/Roscoe schools, villages and other community groups as well as historical photos of the area.