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Automatic Renewals are Here!

It’s no secret. We’re all busy these days. The one thing we could all use more of is time. Well, you got it! We can do that. The Harrison Township Public Library is pleased to announce that we’re giving you more time…on your checkouts that is. Starting November 1st,  2018, the library launches its new automatic renewal service. You won’t have to do much to keep your items even longer. Materials that can be renewed will now renew automatically if they are not returned by the due date. The standard loan period is 21 days for books and 7 days for DVD movies and television series. The new service will allow users to keep their items for one additional loan period. “We’re always looking for ways to give more to our members,” said library director, Melissa Goins. “This decision was an easy one for us.”

There are some exceptions to the service. An item will not renew if:

  • other customers have requested it and are waiting
  • the item has already been renewed once
  • the customer’s account has a balance of $5 or more

Members will be notified if their items have been automatically renewed. All notices should be read carefully since all items may not be eligible for renewal. Standard overdue charges of 20¢ per day will be charged for all items that could not be renewed automatically for any reason.

Crafting for a Cause: T-Shirts Toys for Rescue Dogs

It’s back! Recycle old t-shirts to create tug toys for rescue dogs!

Students collecting community service hours will receive an hour of credit for every 2 dog toys made.

Bring your completed toys to the Harrison Township Public Library through December 31, and they will be donated to a local shelter/rescue.

One t-shirt makes one toy. For a video tutorial to show you how to make the toys, please go to http://bit.ly/2uSweVP 

 

 

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.

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.

Introducing Tutor.com

Harrison Township Public Library has launched a new service that offers students of all ages, live, one-to-one help from professional tutors online.  Tutor.com is also available to assist job seekers with job search, cover letter, and résumé preparation and editing.Continue reading

Adult Summer Reading Club 2017

Why should the kids have all the fun?  Join the adult summer reading club.  Read books, rate your reads, enter to win prizes.  It’s that easy! Adult summer reading club opens with the summer reading kick-off celebration on June 17th and runs through August 5th. For more details and your first entry form, click on the image below.

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/