Food for Fines: HTPL Partners with Gleaners

The Harrison Township Public Library in partnership with Gleaners Community Food Bank is hosting a Food for Fines Canned Food Drive.

From Monday, April 1st through, Tuesday April 30th, members can exchange canned goods for the late fees on one item.

Just bring in non-perishable, unopened canned goods and the library will waive the late fees for any item on your account. The Food for Fines Drive is a great time to return overdue materials. You’ll help both your community and your library!

While this event waives late fees for those who owe, participation is open to everyone. If you’d like to donate non-perishable items to Gleaner’s Community Food Bank, we welcome your donation. All donations accepted during normal business hours. Please do not leave food donations in the outdoor drop box.

New Library Hours Effective Tuesday, September 4

The library's operating hours are changing on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Our new hours will be:

Day Hours
Monday 10am - 6pm
Tuesday 11am - 8pm
Wednesday 11am - 8pm
Thursday 11am - 5pm
Friday 11am - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 5pm
Sunday Closed

As always, our 24-hour book drop is available near the Townhall entrance to the library, and our website is available 24 hours every day.

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.

L’Anse Creuse Students: Welcome to the ConnectED Initiative

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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