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Pre-Registration has Started!

We are excited to announce that pre-registration for the 2019 Summer Reading Program will kick off Today! Wednesday, May 1st! The program is open to all ages--kids, teen and adults. New this year is HCPL's Beanstack app, through which you can easily access your account on your mobile device!…


Added by Trevor Lee Smith on May 1, 2019 at 8:42am — No Comments

Birding at the library?! - Nature Club Recap

There are more than books at the library!  Just this week we have seen:

Yellow Warbler

Song: Sweet sweet little-more-sweet!

Freshly arrived from Central America as of this Monday!  This handsome gentleman likes to hang out in the big…


Added by Eden Ransdell on April 27, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

What's Blooming Now? - Hayswood Nature Reserve

The following pictures were taken April 14th on the woodland trail at Hayswood Park.

Drooping trillium, Trillium flexipes

Note the three unmottled leaves and the white, stalked flower with curled-back petals.…


Added by Eden Ransdell on April 15, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

What's Blooming Now? (Woodland Edition)

Want to learn your wildflowers?  Read on for some ID tips.  The following photos were taken March 31-April 2, 2017.  Disclaimer: I am not a real botanist but I like to pretend.

Virginia bluebells, Mertensia virginica

What to look for: This one's pretty straightforward.  Large, bell-shaped flowers changing from pink to blue as…


Added by Eden Ransdell on April 3, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Frogs and Toads of Harrison County - Nature Club Recap

This Thursday in Nature Club we learned about the frogs and toads that live in Harrison County.  Here's a bit of trivia for you:  all toads are frogs, but not all frogs are toads.  Read on to learn how to identify them.  There aren't too many, so it's not hard to…


Added by Eden Ransdell on March 18, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Welcome to Axis360

If you like Overdrive, or are interested in getting free e-books and audiobooks, HCPL has a new service called Axis360.  It comes in two major formats: a Windows PC program that will allow you to read books on your computer screen, and a mobile app that can handle both e-books and audiobooks (currently available for iOS, Android, and Amazon…


Added by Eden Ransdell on August 15, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Can't find a specific title to download from OverDrive? Send us your request!

Thousands of eBook and audio book titles are available to HCPL patrons for downloading to their PCs, MACs, smartphones, tablets, eReaders and MP3 players from the Indiana Digital Download Center site. Simply log in with your library card number and 4-digit…


Added by Jessica Stroud-Gibson on August 16, 2011 at 11:30am — 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

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