May 2012 Blog Posts (10)

Register for Summer Reading!

Registration starts this morning, Tuesday, May 29, for the library summer reading program.  You may register online or by visiting or calling any library branch.

The Summer Reading Program is for children age 2 through high school.  The program begins June 1 and ends on July 31.  For more information call the children's desk at the main branch, 738-4110.




Added by Alisa Burch on May 29, 2012 at 9:21am — No Comments

Books in Spanish (Libros en español)

Did you know that we have books in Spanish? There are several VHS available too. The materials are located in the reference section with magazines and Christmas non-fiction. Want something we do not have, or in another language? You can see the staff at the Reference Desk about Inter-Library Loan. This is the system we use to borrow books in other libraries in Indiana and the rest of the US.

¿Sabía usted que tenemos libros en español? Hay varios VHS disponible también. Los…


Added by Autumn on May 25, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Dream Big - READ!

This summer readers of all ages are invited to Dream Big - READ! during the library's summer reading program, June 1 through July 31.  Registration for the reading program begins Tuesday, May 29 but youth can register anytime during the summer.

Readers in the Read-to-Me Program, ages 2 through those entering 1st grade, and the Summer Reading Group, 2nd through 8th grade, are challenged to read 20 books or 2,000 pages.

Teens may participate in the Teen Read Challenge where every…


Added by Alisa Burch on May 24, 2012 at 8:57am — No Comments

Get Caught Reading!

May is Get Caught Reading Month.  Visit the Get Caught Reading website to see why some favorite authors think libraries are important.

Added by Alisa Burch on May 18, 2012 at 8:11am — No Comments

Searching the Catalog

To look up a book, the best place to go is to our catalog.  From home and on our computers, you can access it at  Or, use one of our dedicated catalog computers throughout the library and its branches.  If you ever need any help please ask a staff member.

Searching the catalog is not the same as searching Google.  Searches need to be short and spelled correctly.  If you know how to spell the authors…


Added by Autumn on May 17, 2012 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Numerous opportunities to help -- SOLVED!!

Please check out the newest Unknown Image and see if you can identify anything about it.  Not one of these men is named.  The location is a mystery.  Were they going off to war, celebrating a return home, or gathered for some other reason entirely?


Can you help us? …


Added by Kathy L. Fisher on May 15, 2012 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Talking Book & Braille Library

The Talking Book & Braille Library "provides digital audio books, large print books and books in braille to Indiana residents who are unable to read regular print, because of a visual or a physical disability."  This service is available through the Indiana State Library.

Who is eligible

Click Here for more information.

"The following persons are eligible for…


Added by Autumn on May 10, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Renew From Home

To renew books that you have checked out from the library you can stop at any branch.  You can also call to renew. (Corydon 812-738-4110, Lanesville 812-952-3759, Palmyra 812-364-6425)

When the library is closed, you can renew your books on our online catalog (

or visit our homepage at ( and choose …


Added by Autumn on May 4, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Lord of the Rings

The library has many books by JRR Tolkien, about him, about his books, and about the movies based on them.  In the Fantasy Fiction section you can find the Hobbit, all three of the Lord of the rings series, and several stories about middle earth as edited by Tolkien's son Christopher.

In non-fiction you can find creatures and weapons of the movies, making of the…


Added by Autumn on May 3, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Unique Craft Books

In addition to knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, birdhouses, and many other craft and project books in the collection, the library also has books on unique crafts like these.

Craft books can mainly be found in the non-fiction section in the call number A 745 or A 746.  The chicken coop book can be found with other books about…


Added by Autumn on May 2, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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