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Winter is here! Book recommendations for 6 of our favorite “Game of Thrones” characters

Over the past seven seasons of “Game of Thrones” we’ve had to say goodbye to a lot of characters. A LOT of characters (thanks, George). Yet, here we are at the beginning of Season 8 and we still have several contenders for the Iron Throne, along with other beloved (and not-so-beloved) characters…

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Added by Jessica Stroud-Gibson on April 20, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

New at HCPL: wireless printing!

We are excited to announce that Harrison County Public Library now offers wireless printing! Send prints from home or work to print at any HCPL branch AND print wirelessly at all branches!



To send a wireless print job, visit …

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Added by Jessica Stroud-Gibson on April 15, 2019 at 9:54am — No Comments

Read 'em before they hit theaters

Pet Sematary by Stephen King

When Dr. Louis Creed decides to move his family to the quaint, idyllic town of Ludlow, Maine, it seems like the perfect opportunity for a fresh start. But as the family settles in, they…

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Added by Jessica Stroud-Gibson on April 3, 2019 at 5:00pm — No Comments

HCPL operating on altered schedule April 2

Please note the following altered hours for HCPL locations on Tuesday, April 2. Normal hours will resume on Wednesday.



Main library 9:00am - 5:00pm

Genealogy 9:00am - 5:00pm

Palmyra branch 11:00am…

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Added by Jessica Stroud-Gibson on March 28, 2019 at 11:51am — No Comments

Leaf through our ebook and audio book collection--anytime, anywhere

Download the Libby app today and use your Harrison County Public Library card to browse our collection of eBooks and audio books from your mobile device or PC.…

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Added by Jessica Stroud-Gibson on October 23, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Attention all photography enthusiasts!

The Indiana Library Federation is seeking photos or videos that show diverse audiences in four categories (library innovations, responding to needs/community engagement, information literacy/workforce development, open interpretation) toward the theme, Libraries Look to the…

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Added by Jessica Stroud-Gibson on October 12, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Meet Libby, your new OverDrive app

Libby, a new app developed by OverDrive, will go live on June 20th to replace the OverDrive Media Console app that you may be accustomed to using to download eBooks and audio books.…

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Added by Jessica Stroud-Gibson on June 16, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

OverDrive’s top titles for Teen Tech Week

During Teen Tech Week from March 5-11, libraries showcase the digital resources and services available to help teens succeed in school and prepare for college and career. The 2017 Teen Tech Week theme, “Be the Source of Change,” encourages teens to take advantage of digital resources to make a positive change in their life and community. Based on feedback from librarians, starred reviews and popularity rank in schools, we have…

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Added by Jessica Stroud-Gibson on March 6, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Adult Winter Reading Program begins Feb. 6th

The 2017 Winter Reading Programs will kick off on Monday, February 6th. A link to register will be available on the Harrison County Public Library's web site, or you can register during your next library visit at any branch.

  • Any adult (18 years and older) with a valid HCPL card is eligible to…
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Added by Jessica Stroud-Gibson on January 30, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

20 things to do in a blanket fort this winter

Cooler temperatures and holiday time off makes the last month of 2016 the perfect time to revisit a favorite childhood project: the blanket fort. Whether you use your dining room table, sofa cushions, high back chairs, or something more elaborate, try these 20 suggestions once settled in your fuzzy igloo.

1. Eat one last slice of pie.…

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Added by Jessica Stroud-Gibson on December 1, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

OverDrive picks: books that creeped us out as kids

Team OverDrive barely made it through September before plotting Halloween costumes, planning scary movie marathons, and placing holds on our favorite spooky tales. We love autumn and everything that comes with it. When the leaves start scuttling down the streets, it’s time to dig into suspenseful thrillers and ghastly tales. Halloween is the season’s crown…

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Added by Jessica Stroud-Gibson on October 21, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

William Henry Harrison Log Cabin Exhibit Opens

The Harrison County Public Library and the Historical Society of Harrison County announce the opening of an exhibit at the William Henry Harrison Log Cabin (Branham Tavern) at …

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Added by Jessica Stroud-Gibson on June 15, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

OverDrive: your Bookshelf will soon change

OverDrive will rename your Bookshelf on HCPL's OverDrive website to Checkouts on December 15th, 2015. We hope that this will help to reduce confusion between the bookshelf on the OverDrive website and the bookshelf in the OverDrive app.…



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Added by Jessica Stroud-Gibson on December 11, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

OverDrive Summer Read

While summer presents an opportunity to relax and enjoy the sunshine, we still want our young patrons to continue to find ways to expand their minds while away from the classroom.

HCPL has an exciting, free reading service providing…

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Added by Jessica Stroud-Gibson on June 12, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Youth Summer Reading Program starts today



The Summer Reading Program begins Wednesday, May 27th and will run through Friday, July 31st. Call, click or stop by any HCPL branch to register:…

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Added by Jessica Stroud-Gibson on May 27, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Libraries to Close for Upgrade

In order to perform a required upgrade to the Harrison County Public Library's ILS, or integrated library system, all branches of HCPL will close on Friday, May 22nd. We apologize for any…

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Added by Jessica Stroud-Gibson on May 15, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Coming soon to a browser near you

A new service that will be available starting May 19th, OverDrive Listen will enable you to borrow audiobooks and listen to them directly within your browser with a single click. There are no downloads or software required; all you'll need is a compatible web browser. OverDrive Read,…

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Added by Jessica Stroud-Gibson on May 7, 2015 at 10:36am — No Comments

OverDrive Releases Improvements April 29th

OverDrive is a free service available through the Harrison County Public Library that enables cardholding patrons to borrow eBooks and audio books and download the titles to their own eReaders and smart devices. Following is a list of updates that are available as of Wednesday, April 29, 2015. If you have any questions about using OverDrive to download eBooks and…

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Added by Jessica Stroud-Gibson on April 29, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Palmyra Branch and Genealogy Center Remain Temporarily Closed

Due to the high water surrounding the building, the Palmyra Branch has been closed since Wednesday and will remain closed through tomorrow. Also, the Frederick Porter Griffin Center for Genealogy and Local History (located behind the Main Library in Corydon) suffered water damage in the basement following heavy rains late last week, and cleanup…

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Added by Jessica Stroud-Gibson on April 9, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Register today for the Adult Reading Program!

  • The adult reading program will run from February 3rd until April 26th, 2014.
  • Any adult (18 years and older) with a valid HCPL card is eligible to participate.…
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Added by Jessica Stroud-Gibson on February 4, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

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