What are you looking for ?
This is a great place to start your search for information Search engines are a fine place to start a search of the Internet, but often the results are unsatisfactory. Besides, the Internet isn't the only place to find information. Our library has gathered together some great resources for you to use to find the information you need.
Online Resources
BRIDGES (Overdrive) - https://bridges.overdrive.com 

Access with your 14 digit library card number.

Download audio books and ebooks.

TumbleBooks - http://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/autologin.aspx?userid=l40s9vVsR2SYBRiFe7r5zQ%3d%3d  

TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of TumbleBooks animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. The TumbleBookLibrary 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 & Games. 

Access with your 14 digit library card number.

Transparent Online Language Learning - http://www.library.transparent.com/kanawhaia/flashcards/login 

This wonderful resource offers language learners over 95 languages in which to become fluent.   The interactive lessons make learning a new language both fun and effective.  You can progress through them at your own pace and pick up each session where you left off.  This is the same program used by the government, military and many other groups to instruct foreign languages.

Brainfuse - http://main.kanawha.p.iowastate.ia.brainfuse.com 

Career & Test Prep Resources. Brainfuse includes JobNow: one-of-a-kind career assistance that covers all major aspects of job hunting; VetNow: tools to support veterans and their families by locating eligible benefits, live online academic tutoring, employment transition assistance, and finding community resources; Adult Learning Center: academic assistance designed for adult learners.

 Set your own username & password.

Students access live, on-demand academic help & state aligned skills building lessons from expert tutors. Full-service test center offers practice tests for all levels in math, reading, and writing as well as college prep tests--including the SAT.

State of Iowa Libraries Online - http://locator.silo.lib.ia.us/cgi-bin/search.cgi 

Known as the Iowa Locator, this link will help you find books located in any library in the state of Iowa. If the book is not available here at the Kanawha Library, then the staff can do an interlibrary loan for you. The cost to you is $1 to help with postage.

If you are unable to find the book here, it may still be available through a state to state loan. Come with your request and the staff will search for you. The cost for this service varies from state to state.

Iowa Writer's  House - http://www.iowawritershouse.com/ In 2015 Andrea Wilson created a community organizational concept whose mission was to centralize access to Iowa's literary resources in a single organization that would provide programming, workshops, and a welcoming community for all.

Health Insurance Marketplace - http://marketplace.cms.gov/ This link will direct you to the only website you can use to find reliable answers to your health insurance questions regarding the Affordable Health Care Act and to sign up for health insurance coverage. Healthcare.gov website.

Iowa AEA Online - http://www.iowaaeaonline.org  Iowa AEA Online is a virtual library that provides no-cost access to 15 high-quality, web-based resources for accredited public and non-public PreK-12 schools. Students and staff have access at school and at home. Iowa AEA Online is funded and supported by Iowa's Area Education Agencies. To learn more, contact your school or AEA media and technology contact.

CIA World Factbook - https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/ 

Database full of information about numerous countries around the globe.

This is a free Federal government resource.

More Online Resources
City of Kanawha - http://www.kanawha-iowa.com/ 

Welcome to Kanawha, Iowa.

click photo to reach website

Kanawha street scene postcards


Kanawha families with German or Dutch ancestry


Hancock County News Archive - http://hancock.advantage-preservation.com/ 
Community History Archive of local newspapers in Hancock County, Iowa.
Funding provided by: Ann Tice in memory of Evelyn and William Arnold in honor of the entire Arnold family.
Garner Public Library Foundation.

Digital Public Library of America - http://dp.la The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of Americas libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world.

Iowa Publications Online - http://publications.iowa.gov 

This website is an online archive of documents

produced by Iowa state agencies and intended

for use by the general public.

Iowa Legislature - http://www.legis.iowa.gov 

Search for your legislative contacts.

Watch live sessions.

Archived video recordings.

See bills in progress.

Political news, programming and podcasts can be found on the websites for Iowa Public Television at www.iptv.org and Iowa Public Radio at www.iowapublicradio.org. The radio program entitled "River to River," hosted Ben Kieffer, broadcasts from the Law Library every Monday at noon during the legislative session and features interviews with political figures in state government.

Iowa Political Info - https://governor.iowa.gov/ 

Click on the state icon to reach the Office of the Governor website.

Click on the Kim Reynolds icon to reach her personal website.

Click on a political party icon to reach each official website.

IOWA BIB - https://library.drake.edu/iowa-history-and-culture/ 

An online bibliography of Iowa history and culture,

covering the years 1987-1997.

Eventually, the database will cover 1953-2013

and beyond.

Iowa Department of Transportation - http://www.iowadot.gov 

Official Driver's Manual and Practice Tests.

History of transportation in Iowa.

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