The Bensenville Community Public Library subscribes to a variety of online research products and databases that offer up-to-date, reliable information on a wide range of topics, including: genealogy, business, history, homework help, auto repairs, and more.
All of our searchable resources are available for use in the library or from home. Hover over the images below to see a description about each database. You may also narrow or filter your search by clicking on our list of research subjects.
• For some resources, you may be asked to enter the 14-digit barcode (starting with 21437…) on the back of your Bensenville Community Public Library card, along with your PIN number. Need help? Please call us at (630) 766-4642.
Art and Crafts Shows Net — Search for an arts/crafts show, festival, or fair by dates, city, state, or region.
Crafting with your kids — A directory of more than 500 kids arts and crafts activities, by type of activity. Find kids painting ideas, drawing activities, sculpture projects, collage activities, and more!
Crochet Guild of America — Dedicated to the art of crocheting.
Fave Crafts — Free craft projects, home decor ideas, and DIY tips. New projects and tips added every day.
Free Patterns — Free online patterns for your projects.
Jo-Ann Project Archive — Library of projects for knitters, quilters, crafters, and more.
Michaels, the Arts & Crafts Store — Floral and handcrafted project ideas.
Pinterest — Arts and crafts inspiration! Organize your project ideas and get fresh inspiration.
Quilt.com — Quilting information for the novice, expert, and all those in between.
WoolWorks — Projects for hand-knitters.
Better Homes and Gardens — An online companion to the magazine.
Handyman USA — Tips, articles, and an “ask an expert” feature.
HGTV — Official site of the cable television network.
Martha Stewart Home — Tips, techniques, and inspiration for home keeping.
This Old House — Official site for the television program.
Rachael Ray — Rachael’s official website and home to more than 5,000 of her recipes, and more.
DIY Network — Shows, how-to’s, sweepstakes, videos, and more from the Do-It-Yourself Network.
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