April 2011 Blog Posts (8)

Palmyra Branch Closed

The Palmyra Branch of the Harrison County Public Library will be closed today due to high water. 

Our other branches will operate on their regular schedules.  Call the Main Branch at 738-4110 or the Lanesville Branch at 952-3759 for more information or assistance in placing holds and renewing materials.

Added by Alisa Burch on April 27, 2011 at 9:50am — No Comments

Great news for Kindle-philes: Amazon to partner with OverDrive

Amazon announces e-book loans for the Kindle

(CNN) -- Want to check out e-books from the library and read them on your Kindle? That will be possible later this year as Amazon announced…

Added by Jessica Stroud-Gibson on April 25, 2011 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Share Your Library Story in 17 Syllables and 140 Characters

Love your library? Write a twaiku today & you could win fifty bucks!

by Megan McFarlane, American Library Association


Share your love of libraries with the world by…


Added by Jessica Stroud-Gibson on April 12, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

OverDrive's app for BlackBerry® supports EPUB eBooks!

Today OverDrive announced the release of OverDrive® Media Console™ for BlackBerry® v2.1.

With this release, users can:

  1. Download and read EPUB eBooks.
  2. Enjoy the convenience of one-click downloading.
  3. Benefit from performance enhancements, such as….
  • ‘Get Books’ feature
  • Orientation lock
  • Simplified Adobe…

Added by Jessica Stroud-Gibson on April 6, 2011 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Library Databases

HCPL has many internet resources available to patrons.  Among them are several databases that can be accessed both from library computers and from internet connected home computers.  The databases cover a variety of subjects which will be the focus of a series of blogs.  Keep watching for new installments of "Library Databases."

When you come into the library the easiest way to find our databases is to log onto the internet from a library computer.  The home page is set to…


Added by Autumn on April 4, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Quotable Facts About America’s Libraries 2010

Quotable Facts About America’s Libraries 2010

From the American Library Association Website ala.org


>62% of adults in the U.S. have public library cards (Harris 2010 survey) 

>Reference librarians in the nation’s public and academic libraries answer nearly 5.7 million questions weekly. Standing single file, the…


Added by Autumn on April 2, 2011 at 2:36pm — 1 Comment

New HCPL Board Member

Roger Windell is a new member to Harrison County Public Library Board of Trustees.  The South Harrison Community School Corporation appointed Roger to this position.  Roger will serve a four year term which will end on 31 December 2015.  Roger just completed serving fourteen years on the South Harrison Community School Corporation Board.  Roger is quite active in Harrison County serving on various committees with local clubs and organizations.  Roger attended his first HCPL Board Meeting on… Continue

Added by Vi Eckart on April 1, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Distant Hours by Kate Morton- a book review by Carolyn Beanblossom

Hush, can you hear him? the trees can. They are the first to know that he is coming.

Listen. The trees of the deep,dark,wood, shivering and jittering their leaves like papery hulls of beaten silver.

The trees know, for they are old and they have seeen it all before.

It is 1992 and Edie Burchill's mother receives a long lost letter from Milderhurst Castle in Kent. Distraught, Edie's mother refuses to talk of the …


Added by carolyn beanblossom on April 1, 2011 at 1:52pm — No Comments

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