Matthews Library – Links

This page provides links to other websites that offer news, entertainment, and reference related information. There are even links to tax forms, too!

Sites of Local Interest

Find Childcare in Pennsylvania Have you just moved to the area?  Are you looking for local childcare or other early learning programs for your children?  You can find such providers near you and more information on them at this website administered by the state of Pennsylvania.

Fredericksburg, Pennsylvania History offers photos of the village and a brief history of Fredericksburg, PA.

East Hanover Township (Lebanon County) Homepage

Jonestown Homepage

Union Township Homepage

Northern Lebanon School District

Lebanon County Homepage

Lebanon County Historical Society

Lebanon County LINK to Aging and Disability Resources offers information and resources for persons over 60, adults with disabilities and their caregivers.

Mental Health Association of Lebanon County check this website to find information on local support groups and mental health advocacy.

No Wrong Door: Lebanon County Resource Guide (assists Lebanon County residents in finding available resources in a wide range of areas)

Human Services of Lebanon County Directory (compiled by the United Way of Lebanon County)

Transitions: Human Services Resource Guide for those facing career changes and/or other hard times (compiled by the United Way of Lebanon County)

Opt Out Prescreen is the official Consumer Credit Reporting Industry website to accept and process requests from consumers to opt in or opt out of firm offers of credit or insurance.  If you’re tired of receiving pre-screened credit card offers, then visit this website to opt out of receiving these offers for five years or to request an information packet to fill out to permanently opt out of receiving these offers.

Tax Forms & Tax Help: Need a local, state, or federal tax form or instruction booklet?  Try one of these sites!

Internal Revenue Service (Official home of the federal tax forms and instruction booklets)

Pennsylvania Revenue Department (Tax forms for the state income tax)

Lebanon County Earned Income Tax (Administered by Keystone Collections Group)

My Free Taxes is an initiative of the United Way through which you can receive free guidance, assistance, and filing of your taxes online or in person.  Visit the website to learn more about My Free Taxes or to learn about other initiatives and partnerships of the United Way.

State/National Government
Sites that provide information from government agencies at the state and federal level.

PA Voting Information (PA Dept. of State Voting Information page includes voting machine videos, voter services, guide for new citizens, how to vote information, and much more.  Click Voter Registration for relevant information and voter registration forms)

Votos Español (Spanish language version of PA Dept. of State Voting Information page)

Pennsylvania-German References Online

Sites are taken from a handout compiled by Mr. Douglas Madenford, author of Nau loss mich yuscht eppes saage!
Pennsylvania-German Society. Visit this site for events, books, and other information on the culture and the language.

University of Wisconsin’s American Languages Database. Visit this site for information on Pennsylvania-German, Native American languages and other languages spoken in American!

Nau loss mich yuscht eppes saage!  It’s the only online blog written in Pennsylvania-German, and every week each entry is uploaded as an audio file so readers can listen to the text as they read along.

Hiwwe wie Driwwe. This is a Pennsylvania-German newsletter that is published by a professor in Germany; you can subscribe to it by snail mail or read it online.

Open Courseware

These sites (most of them affiliated with prestigious universities) offer web based publication that has courses, syllabi, assignments, and texts all online and all for free!  Click on each university’s link to view the courses offered.

Open Education Database (a massive database of over 10,000 OCW classes that is searchable by subject)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Utah State University

University of Notre Dame

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Tufts University

The Open University (based in the U.K.)

Foothill-De Anza Community College District (in association with The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation)

Sites that provide the local and national daily headlines.

Lebanon Daily News

The Harrisburg Patriot News

The Merchandiser

WGAL-8 (Local NBC affiliate)

abc27 (Local ABC affiliate)

Literature, Reference & Education

Khan Academy (This not-for-profit organization ‘aims to change education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.’  Materials, resources and video lessons are available free of charge.  Lessons range from mathematics to physics to history and more subjects are always in the process of being added!)

Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus

SurLaLune Fairy Tales (This site provides 47 different fairy tales with annotations, illustrations, histories and similar tales across cultures.)

PA Center For The Book (The Center studies, honors, celebrates and promotes books, reading, libraries, and literacy with special activities and special events.)

Librarian’s Internet Index (This site provides high quality websites that have been vetted by librarians that cover subjects ranging from current events to holidays to human interest and more.)

Public Broadcasting Corp. (PBS; this site offers helpful resources related to PBS programs.)

Chronicling America (A public resource allowing readers to search content, read, download, save and print articles, images, and advertisements from key historical newspapers from every U.S. state and territory; helpful for historical research, school projects and much more!)

Refdesk is free and family friendly website that indexes and reviews quality, credible and current online reference resources; it is the “fact checker of the internet.”

Other Helpful Websites

Book Sale Finder (Do you go book saling like other people go yard saling?  This site is for you; it provides listings for upcoming booksales in PA.  Check the rest of the site for booksales nationwide)

Ancestry Learning Center (You can view video tutorials about search for your family history, begin building a family tree or discover facts about your surname such as name meaning and origin; access it through the Ancestry icon on a library computer to view even more detailed information)

Super Pages Phone Directory (Looking for a phone number?  Try this site.)

Free Application For Federal Student Aid or FAFSA