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The Virginia Beall Ball Library provides research and reference assistance for people and organizations that impact the healthy development of youth. Our resources cover youth development and nonprofit management topics.
Accessing the library and requesting materials is simple:
- Sign up online for a free account.
- Browse the catalog, featuring hundreds of books, DVDs and other resources.
- Request materials through the catalog or call the library.
- We will mail your requested items to your home or office.
- When you’re finished, return your items using the postage-paid shipping materials.
We also provide data, research and resources on-demand. Download the Axis360 app to easily download ebooks and audiobooks or access our latest Issue Briefs and Data Briefs which provide you with the critical information you need right at your fingertips.
Youth Homelessness in Indiana
The homeless enrollment in Indiana public schools has increased by 34.2% since the 2010-11 school year. Who Is Considered Homeless? Under the McKinney-Vento Act, schools are required to keep track…Learn More
Adverse Childhood Experiences
The cumulative effect of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) has a lifelong impact on children. As the number of ACEs increases, there is a greater likelihood of negative wellbeing outcomes such…Learn More
Youth Suicide in Indiana
Hoosier youth are significantly more likely to consider or attempt suicide than their peers nationally. Indiana faces significant disparities in youth suicide among vulnerable groups. Youth Suicide Deaths: In 2016,…Learn More
Smoking in Indiana
Children’s health is threatened by maternal smoking, exposure to secondhand smoke, and teen tobacco use. An estimated 95% of adult smokers start smoking before the age of 21. Maternal Smoking…Learn More
Pre-Kindergarten in Indiana: An Investment in the Future
If life is a race, some children begin on the starting line, some get a head start, and some begin far behind. If those who start out behind do not…Learn More