HTPL YouTube Channel: Introducing…Online Storytimes With Lila the Library Ladybug!

 

Stay tuned for HTPL’s Online Storytimes with Lila the Library Ladybug! The Night Before Christmas was our first one, which aired on Christmas Eve on Facebook Live. You may continue to view it on our Facebook page (@htlibrary), as well as on our YouTube channel.

Upcoming Facebook Live Online Storytimes will air at 7pm on the following Wednesdays: January 29, February 26, and March 25, and will also be posted to YouTube for future viewing.

 

Kanopy, on-demand film streaming service now available from HTPL

We’re pleased to offer the popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy for free at Harrison Township Public Library. Library card holders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films on instantly by visiting http://harrison.kanopy.com or from the library catalog at http://catalog.htlibrary.org.

Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku. Offering what the New York Times calls ͞a garden of cinematic delights,͟ Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.

With the motto of “thoughtful entertainment,” Kanopy provides HTPL patrons with access to films of unique social and cultural value; films that are often difficult or impossible to access elsewhere, and programming that features diversity, with a wide array of foreign language films and films on race, and current affairs.

The Kanopy collection includes indie hits like Hunt For the Wilderpeople and 2 Days in Paris, classic masterpieces like Aguirre, the Wrath of God and Seven Samurai, and award-winning documentaries like the 2017 Oscar®-nominated I Am Not Your Negro and Sundance Film Festival winner Mother of George.

Access ABC Mouse for free!

This fantastic resource can be used for FREE from any of our library computers.

Click the link below:

http://www.abcmouse.com/library_account.

With 9000+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities, ABC Mouse.com’s award-winning curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-8+). From Age of Learning Inc.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten: Take the Challenge!

If you are the parent or caregiver to an infant, toddler, or preschooler, we invite you to participate in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge. The benefits of reading to young children are priceless, and include developing crucial oral language and print vocabulary, as well as strengthening bonds during those special lap sit times.

Here’s how to participate at our library: Instructions for parents and caregivers

You may print a registration form here and bring it to the library, or stop by the library to fill out a registration form and pick up a packet of materials: 1000 BBK Registration Form

Print out a new or replacement book log: 1000 BBK Reading Log

For more early literacy resources and information on this national initiative: http://1000booksbeforekindergarten.org/

 

L’Anse Creuse Students: Welcome to the ConnectED Initiative

ConnectED initiative logo

In order to ensure that the 4,000+ K-12 students in the Harrison Township Public Library’s (HTPL) service area have access to resources critical for success in school, the library is partnering with the L’Anse Creuse School District to ensure every student has a library card by the end of 2016. Students with a traditional library card are already set to go. Those who do not have cards will be given access by using the student’s school ID number. Cards issued this way will provide access to electronic resources, including books, magazines and music in electronic format, research databases, and internet access in the library. Participation in the program is voluntary and parents are given the chance to opt their child out at any time.

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Michigan Activity Pass

map_2015Discover Michigan! Using your library card, check out a pass for one of Michigan’s cultural attractions or state parks and recreation areas! For more information, click here.

The Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) gives HTPL members FREE access to dozens of exciting and popular Michigan cultural attractions across the state.Continue reading