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Get Wrapped Up in a Good Book - Adult Fall Reading Program Starts September 16

Devour books, not brains! The Adult Fall Reading Program begins September 16 and will run through November 30, 2019. 

As in this year's summer reading program, all participants are encouraged to use Beanstack to track your reading and prizes; though, if you would…

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Added by Jessica Stroud-Gibson on September 9, 2019 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Hey Google, ask Libby to play this week’s book trivia

For the past few years, Libby has been connecting readers to new books and their favorite authors at a record pace, as libraries continue to be a driving force for digital reading and literacy. The award-winning app has constantly added exciting new features, most recently making it easier than ever to enjoy audiobooks in your…

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Added by Jessica Stroud-Gibson on July 31, 2019 at 9:30am — No Comments

Take Audiobooks on the Road with Libby and Apple CarPlay

Traveling in the car during summer vacations or rush hour can be tedious, but now drivers can enjoy listening to audiobooks more easily and safely than ever – and for free. Libby, the award-winning one-tap reading app available from 90 percent of public libraries in North America, is now compatible…

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Added by Jessica Stroud-Gibson on July 17, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Feed your brain, foster a connection with another culture...learn a new language!

If you have considered learning a new language but weren't sure where to begin, Mango Languages offers a sound approach to learning.
Mango adjusts to your learning pace, using listening & reading…
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Added by Jessica Stroud-Gibson on June 21, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Introducing Niche Academy

The Harrison County Public Library is excited to offer you a growing collection of easy-to-use online tutorials that range from Ancestry Library Edition, Axis360, Libby, Mango Languages and other HCPL eResources to Facebook, email, computer basics and Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Publisher).…

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Added by Jessica Stroud-Gibson on June 20, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

Recommended audiobooks on OverDrive/Libby

In honor of Audiobook Month, check out some favorites! All items on Libby/OverDrive are free to download. The Libby app is available for iOS and…

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Added by Jessica Stroud-Gibson on June 6, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments

OverDrive's Libby Academy for new users

If you have used Libby recently, you’ve likely noticed that she received some fancy upgrades. When opening up the app, you’ll find Libby’s face in the top right corner, representing the options menu. Tapping that icon enables you to switch and add libraries and library cards. It also lets you select your reading options and, under “Explore the app…”, offers…

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Added by Jessica Stroud-Gibson on May 18, 2019 at 9:30am — No Comments

May the Fourth Be With You!

May the Fourth is akin to the Super Bowl for Star Wars fans. The now ubiquitous pun was introduced on May 4, 1979, the day Margaret Thatcher took office as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Her political party placed…

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Added by Jessica Stroud-Gibson on May 4, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Pre-registration for the 2019 Summer Reading Program begins May 1

We are excited to announce that pre-registration for the 2019 Summer Reading Program will kick off this 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…

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Added by Jessica Stroud-Gibson on April 29, 2019 at 11:39am — No Comments

6 Book Recommendations for the Avengers

The End[Game] is nigh!

Last week, we shared some book recommendations for our favorite Game of Thrones characters, which worked out well since they spent a nice quiet evening around the hearth on Sunday. This week, not only will we likely say goodbye to just, like, so many of them, but we’ll also be treated to the wrapping up of the current phase of…

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Added by Jessica Stroud-Gibson on April 24, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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

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