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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 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…
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Added by Jessica Stroud 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 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…

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Added by Jessica Stroud 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 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 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.…

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Added by Jessica Stroud 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 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…

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Added by Jessica Stroud 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 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 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…

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Added by Jessica Stroud 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…
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Added by Jessica Stroud on February 4, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

HCPL's Enterprise catalog is now live

Click here to check out the new catalog, where you can log in to your account with your current library card number and PIN.

Don't know your PIN? Send an email to…

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Added by Jessica Stroud on November 13, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Coming soon: an upgrade to HCPL's online catalog

HCPL's online catalog upgrade will take place on Tuesday, November 12th

A few of the features of the new Enterprise catalog:…



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Added by Jessica Stroud on November 1, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Notice regarding OverDrive Media Console and iOS 7 upgrade

If you are an existing OverDrive Media Console (OMC) user and you have upgraded to iOS 7, the OverDrive Media Console app will fail when trying to open a DRM-protected eBook. New or first time users of OMC are unaffected by this…

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Added by Jessica Stroud on September 19, 2013 at 11:01am — No Comments

Register Online for Fall & Winter Youth Programs

Online registration for the 2013 Fall & Winter Youth Programs is now available! Click here to view the current calendar and register for activities.…



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Added by Jessica Stroud on September 11, 2013 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Available today! OverDrive Media Console v3.0 for iOS and Android

Starting August 20th, reading eBooks from our digital library at OverDrive is now easier than ever. The app to enjoy digital titles on your mobile device, OverDrive Media Console (OMC), has been completely redesigned with ease of use top of mind. Check…

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Added by Jessica Stroud on August 20, 2013 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Join the StarGeezer @ the Elizabeth Branch this Friday, July 19th

The StarGeezer will be at the Elizabeth Branch this Friday! Join us for NASA's "Wave at Saturn", both daytime & nighttime viewing of the skies, crafts, snacks and all kinds of information about backyard…

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Added by Jessica Stroud on July 15, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

OverDrive enhancements due out June 17th

On Monday, June 17th, look for these updates to the OverDrive website:

 

  • The filtered search display will change to an expandable menu format to…
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Added by Jessica Stroud on June 11, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

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