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Quotable Facts About America’s Libraries 2010
From the American Library Association Website ala.org
DID YOU KNOW?
>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…Continue
Added by Vi Eckart on April 1, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
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 …Continue
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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.…
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by Autumn on March 10, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Alisa Burch on March 10, 2011 at 8:47am — No Comments
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.
Added by Autumn on March 9, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments
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
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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, www.hcpl.lib.in.us.
You can browse the collection, check out with your library card, and download to PC,…Continue
The Friends of the Library are now beginning their 2011 membership drive. If you do not receive a brochure in the mail, pick up one at your library.
What are Friends of the Library? You have a choice
l. You can pay your dues each year to help Friends help the Library in any way we are asked.
2, You can join the Friends at their meetings on the second Monday of January, March, May, July, September & November at 7:00 pm in the Wiseman room on the second…Continue
Added by Genarose Turner on February 24, 2011 at 10:49am — No Comments
The first blog post for the Harrison County Public Library was written just inside these doors, to the right and up a small set of stairs. That's right I'm sitting at the Reference Desk an extremely useful desk if you want to find a book, need some computer help, want tax forms you can't find, or just for general information. Come visit us…Continue
Added by Autumn on February 23, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments