Heyworth Public Library District

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Weekly Newsletter ~ August 1, 2012

Libraries sometimes have their own language when referring to the simplest of things.  Let’s talk “HOLD”s this week.  What exactly is a hold at the library?  A hold is a request for a book, or other library material on the RSA Cat from your computer or device.  An email is then sent to the library each morning for items to be pulled from our shelves from the RSA Cat requests.  We then call the person who made the request or they will receive an automated email that their materials are available.  You can also stop in the library to look for an item, but the book or material you want is checked out.  The librarians then ask if you want to place a hold on that item.  A hold is then placed using our computers. 

The hold lists created are like an electronic waiting list that is shared by all the libraries in the Resource Sharing Alliance, not just the Heyworth Public Library.  Our shared computer database keeps track of all the libraries that own the title you are waiting for.  As an item is returned to a library that shares their materials, the database matches the “hold” list and sends it to the next person waiting for the title.  We have state wide delivery trucks, delivering books twice a week.  So don’t be shy, ask for the titles that you don’t see on our shelves.

  A free BookMyne app has been created to connect our library users to the RSA Cat online catalog, so you can have instant access to your Heyworth library on your phone or any other device that uses apps.  It puts all your library information within a few clicks of a keyboard.

Stop by the library if you have any questions or would like further instruction to use these free services.

Did you know your library provides:

  • Free Wi/Fi
  • Faxing service
  • Photocopying service
  • Access to an online catalog 24 hours a day
  • Free downloadable e-Books and audiobooks
  • Free use of a paper die cutting machine with 2 alphabet sizes and other shapes. (bring your own paper)
  • Subscriptions to over 80 magazines for 7 day check out.
  • Collection site for Box tops, Campbell’s Soup labels, and Tyson product points to support the Heyworth grade school.
  • Collection box for gently used Heyworth Hornet clothing being collected by the Heyworth Grade School PTO.

Parents and Caregivers Morning Out!  August 22, 10 am – 11:30 am; First Day of School…Browse the library and meet other parents and caregivers.  Coffee and lemonade will be provided.


Congratulations to our Teen and Adult Winners, you can find all the winners on our website.  Congratulations to the 86 students that completed reading logs.  They can collect their prizes Aug 6 – Aug 31.

Week 10:


Aug 6  :   Adult Movie @ 5:30 pm in our Community Room.  Last one for the summer!  Plan on joining us in the Community Room for a recently released movie.  Bring your own popcorn and drinks, and enjoy the large screen and air conditioning.

Aug 6-31 :   CHILDREN can come pick up their reading prizes!   


Aug 8  :   movie afternoon; 1 p.m.  Bring a friend and your own


Aug 9  :   LEGO Time; 2 pm; Join us for some creative fun with Legos.  Geared for

                     ages 3rd – 6th grade.  Families welcome.

Aug 9  :  Canine Reading Buddy Program: @ 6pm/6:20pm/6:40pm.  Do you have a

                reluctant reader or just have a student who would enjoy reading time

                with our reading therapy dog?  Sign up today for a free fifteen minute

                session to read to Sasha the Reading Dog.  Sasha will visit the library

                every second Thursday beginning at 6 p.m.  Call to reserve your spot


  Aug 10 :   All ages’ Movie; 1 p.m. Friday. Bring a friend and your own snack!



See our website for complete information:  heyworthlibrary.com or join our Facebook page.


Monthly Genealogy and Local History meeting

Wed., August 15 at 10 am.  All are welcome to help preserve Randolph Township history.  Come join us as we organize the historical records, collect materials, and begin an oral history project.  If you have local history or genealogical items to donate please see Alice or Beth. You can view the current title holdings on our website under the Local History and Genealogy link.

New Material on shelves:

DVD Movie titles:

Race to Space and Wrath of the Titans are available this week. Our NEW DVD movies can be loaned for three nights for $1.00. All others are available for 7 nights for $1.00. 

Adult:  Chaperone by Laura Moriarty; Coming Home by Karen Kingsbury; Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo; Tuesdays Child by Fern Michaels; Last Minute by Jeff Abbott; Unholy by Seth Grahame-Smith; Your iPad at Work by Rich Jason.

Young Adult: Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult; The Last Apprentice: Grimalkin by Joseph Delaney; Soulbound by Heather Brewer; Underworld by Meg Cabot.

Children:  The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate; Surprise Puppy by Judith Walker-Hodge; Racing the Moon by Alan Armstrong; Pirate Princess by Sud Bardhan-Quallen; Ocean Sunlight by Molly Bang; Don’t Forget to Bless Our Troops by Jill Biden; Cupcake Club by Sheryl Berk; Chemistry: Getting a Big Reaction by Basher.


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