Check here for information regarding current events, news and issues.
These authoritative links will help you find the best information in the
least amount of time. Topics are updated often, so bookmark this page.
Note: Although we have tried to provide sites that are current, the Internet is a constantly evolving resource. Therefore, there are no guarantees for the types of materials accessible via these sites.
National Register of Historic Places is pleased to promote awareness of and appreciation for the historical contributions of Asian and Pacific peoples in the United States and its associated territories.
Spalding's Official Base Ball Guide - was perhaps the premier publication of its day for the game of baseball. It featured editorials from baseball writers on the state of the game, statistics, photographs, and analysis of the previous season.
This Old House – Site from the venerable PBS program credited with starting the home improvement and do-it-yourself craze.
Old House Journal – Old-House Journal is the original magazine devoted to restoring and preserving old houses from every era.
Rain Garden - plant a small garden which takes advantage of rainfall and stormwater runoff in its design and plant selection, and which can withstand the extremes of moisture and concentrations of nutrients.
Illinois Digital Archives -
In honor of Memorial Day we shine the spotlight on Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White's Illinois Veterans History Project. You can find nearly 3,000 completed Illinois Patriot Information Forms with information about the heroic service provided by Illinois soldiers.
USA.gov - Information about war memorials, patriotic songs, travel and food safety and even recipes can be found here.
Mental Health Month
TriCity Family Services
A local private, not-for-profit, community-based counseling agency offering affordable professional behavioral health services for all in need.
Gateway to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Information
A gateway to four nonprofit sites that offer PTSD information and resources. Four national and international organizations are here to help, with articles, references, web-links, mini-courses, 800 phone access and e-mail pen-pal resources.
Internet Mental Health
An encyclopedia of mental health information created by Canadian psychiatrist, Dr. Phillip Long, for professionals, patients, their families and support groups. It presents online information about the most common mental health disorders, diagnostic programs, information on psychiatric medications and numerous Internet links.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
This national coalition of local support groups includes patients, their families, mental health professionals and policy advocates working to support each other, enlighten the public and influence public policy.
National Institute of Mental Health
This site offers information on all aspects of mental health and reviews current research on areas of need. It is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Federal government’s principle biomedical and behavioral research agency.
National Mental Health Association
The National Mental Health Association is the country's oldest and
largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health
and mental illness. With more than 340 affiliates nationwide, NMHA works
to improve the mental health of all Americans, especially the 54 million
people with mental disorders, through advocacy, education, research and
Information about the signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for:
TrailLink.com - Discover more than 30,000 miles of bike trails, walking trails, equestrian trails, and hiking and running trails including interactive trail maps, trail descriptions, photos, reviews and more.
Kane County Bike Map - grab a bike, bring along this map, and discover where in Kane County the Bikeways System can take you! (Be patient - it is a LARGE PDF and takes time to load.)
Illinois Department on Aging - The Illinois Department on Aging helps older people live independently in their own homes and communities. This is also where to find circuit breaker/pharmaceutical assistance forms, legal assistance, help for caregivers, a senior help hotline, and more.
This collection of links from the Library and other area providers, pulls together information with a special focus on older adults, not yet "senior," and not yet "retired."
Local Information and Human Services -
A searchable collection of information on a wide variety of local topics. Includes: consumer information, local government agencies, health service providers, farmers markets, senior services providers, animal rescue facilities, local contacts for national organizations and much, much more.
Outreach Services Department - of the St. Charles Public Library facilitates Library usage for patrons with special circumstances. Special circumstances include, but are not limited to, visual, mobility, or hearing impairments.