March 2011 Blog Posts (11)

Public Libraries Take on E-Books

by Peter Osnos, excerpted from The Atlantic Monthly

Jessica's note to the reader: Since going live on March 7th of this year, HarperCollins titles have comprised nearly a quarter of all eBooks checked out by HCPL patrons on OverDrive.…


Added by Jessica Stroud-Gibson on March 30, 2011 at 5:55pm — No Comments

Library receives $1,000 Summer Reading grant

The Walmart Foundation and Facility #922 (Corydon Wal-Mart Supercenter) awarded the Harrison County Public Library a $1,000…


Added by Alisa Burch on March 24, 2011 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Check Out the Newest Titles on OverDrive

Be sure to look for the newest titles on OverDrive--eBooks and audiobooks are added every week! Ready to begin downloading and need a hand getting started?…


Added by Jessica Stroud-Gibson on March 22, 2011 at 11:52am — No Comments

Louisville actress lands "Hunger Games" lead

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports this morning that Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence has landed the lead role, Katniss Everdeen, in “Hunger Games” the highly anticipated movie based on the best-selling trilogy of books by Suzanne Collins.

Collins is quoted as…


Added by Alisa Burch on March 21, 2011 at 8:55am — No Comments

Take FirstSearch for a Spin

Through the FirstSearch database, powered by OCLC’s…


Added by Jessica Stroud-Gibson on March 16, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Library Statistics for 2010 (with graphs!)

The Harrison County Public Library has completed the yearly statistics for the Indiana State Library and is excited to share them with our patrons.  For all three branches, there were a total of 92,019 patrons that came through the front doors. (Harrison County has a population of 39,364 according to the 2010 Census.)  Of those patrons, a total of 53,981 used the computers.  


This year, there were 108,903 materials physically available to those patrons. This…


Added by Autumn on March 10, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Youth Programs for the week of March 13-19

A storytime for 4 to 6 year olds, B is for Bulldozer, will be held at Main Monday, March 14 at 6:30 pm, at Palmyra Tuesday, March 15 at 4 pm and at Lanesville Friday, March 18 at 10 am.  Teens will meet at Main Tuesday, March 15 at 6 pm for music share night.  Mother Goose, for babies and children under age two, is offered at Main…


Added by Alisa Burch on March 10, 2011 at 8:47am — No Comments

50 Blog Members!

In the last 12 days 50 people have signed up to be members of the HCPL blog!  We need 300 members to equal the newsletter's audience.  Let's see if we can keep up this pace.  Help us to get 300 members by inviting everyone you know to join.


Invite your friends to join the Harrison County Public Library Blog!

Added by Autumn on March 9, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Find it in a snap!

Simply by scanning these codes with your smartphone [that has a data connection], you can access the following HCPL services in the blink of an eye.

Curious how to scan? Use your phone's camera + a scanning application. Scan apps are available for Android users,…


Added by Jessica Stroud-Gibson on March 9, 2011 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Creative Cards Class

Come join us for a Creative Card Class on March 7th. It will be upstairs at the Main Branch from 6-8pm. You must sign up at the Main Branch (738-4110) two days before the actual class. Hope to see you there. Carla

Added by Carla Adkins on March 2, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Download Audiobooks & eBooks Anywhere, Anytime

Enjoy popular titles from the comfort of home


Harrison County Public Library is proud to offer you best-selling and classic audiobooks and eBooks available 24/7 from the library’s website,


You can browse the collection, check out with your library card, and download to PC,…


Added by Jessica Stroud-Gibson on March 1, 2011 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

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