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.

Macomb County is celebrating its bicentennial in a big way

Macomb County is full of fascinating historical sites to visit. In honor of our county's bicentennial, historical sites throughout the county welcome you to visit and receive a passport to be stamped at each participating site you visit.

Visit a minimum of seven sites within 2018 and you can redeem the stamped passport at Culver's Restaurants in Macomb County for a free meal!

Passports can be picked up from participating historical sites and at supporting local libraries within Macomb County.

This program runs from beginning of January to the end of December of 2018. The purpose of this program is to educate our community about the rich history we have within Macomb County in honor of our bicentennial year.

Additional information can be found at www.macombcountyheritagealliance.org.

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/