Heyworth Public Library District

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Newsletter ~ August 6, 2014

Back to School with Books!

Do you have one of the most important back to school supplies you can get for your children?  Your Heyworth Public Library card!  Your library card provides free access to books available in public libraries affiliated with the state of IL from our online catalog, plus two eBook databases, downloadable audiobooks, free downloadable music you keep forever, cake pans, patron computers, and so much more.  We truly are larger than our walls.


NEWLY ADDED! The Axis 360’s database from the eRead Illinois/axisReader eBook grant is live and available to HPLD card holders. The new app (axisReader) is making this experience much easier.  There is also a website to use too for use on computers, laptops, and devices that do not use apps. Download axisReader from the iTunes or Android market place. (website: http://heylib.axis360.baker-taylor.com/)


The app and website are fairly intuitive, and each will request an Adobe account email and password to begin your eRead journey from this new database. (You may need to look that up before you download and login if you have signed up for an Adobe account on the device before.) Once in the app you will login to the Heyworth Public Library with your card and pin number. It will also ask you to join the BLIO and Acoustik accounts/apps (free). These two services will read the book to you if you want an audiobook like experience, but are not optional to the eRead Illinois services.  The choice to have the book read to you is optional.


There are MANY more children’s books and adult nonfiction available through eRead Illinois/axisReader. Still quite a few publishers will not sell eBooks to libraries, so you may find that you cannot access all your favorite authors and titles on either OverDrive or eRead Illinois/axisReader. This is an ongoing issue of digital control of books between publishers and libraries.


As always if you would like a tutorial on any of our digital services, please call the library and make an appointment (473-2313). You can also visit our website at heyworthlibrary.com for help sheets to configure your device as well for OverDrive, axisReader, or Freegal. The state of IL provided the eRead Illinois/axisReader service through grants from the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and our local library service provider, the Resource Sharing Alliance (RSA).   The Illinois Secretary of State and Illinois State Library awarded a $985,219 grant to the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and the Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS) for the “E-books for Illinois” Program, named eRead Illinois.  Happy Reading.


Items we collect for our community:

  • Coupons for military families overseas
  • Gently used Hornet Shirts/Sweatshirts and gear
  • Box Tops for Education coupons
  • Coke-Cola Caps


Upcoming Programs:

Monday Evening Book Club, 6:30 p.m.

Aug 25           The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

Would you like start your own book club with a group of friends?  We can help with book selection, and loan the books you will need for your group.  Stop by today and ask for details.

Family Storytime will begin again on Thursday evenings, Sept 11th at 6:15 pm and will last 45 min.

Sept. 11 – Oct 23:  Plan now to join us for a stories and a craft.  This evening is geared for pre-school – first grade, however the whole family is welcome to join in on the fun.

Friday Afterschool movies will begin on September 5th.  Movies will start at 3:20 pm.

For a listing of titles being shown please stop by the library for a flyer.

Bring your own snack and drinks with a screw cap lid.

Anime Movie Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. (3rd Saturdays of each Month)

Sept 20         Titles are available in the library.

Lego Block Party, 3:45 pm on the First Tues of each Month beginning September 2nd!

Reel Time/Real Talk, Second Mondays this spring at 6:00 pm.

Aug 11          How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell

Get the book today, and come watch the movie on the 11th.  Join us to discuss which we liked better: team book or team movie!  Open to all ages, and a great family activity!

Heyworth History Club, Fourth Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m.

All are welcome to join us in collecting and preserving Randolph Township history.

Aug 22           Heyworth History Club 10:30 am

Randolph Township History Symposium, One Room School Houses of Randolph Twp.

  1. 16 @ 6 pm – 8 pm

Movies out this week: Sabotage and Heaven is for Real.

Books out this week:

Adult: The Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin; The Magician’s Land by Lev Gossman; Lucky Us by Amy Bloom.

Teens: Blind by Rachel DeWoskin; The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco.

Children: Bats in the Band by Brian Lies; Heroes in Training: Ares and the Spear of Fear by Joan Holub; Always Abigail by Nancy Cavanaugh; Goddess Girls: Iris the Colorful by Joan Holub; Pete the Cat and the New Guy by James Dean; Pinkalicious and the New Teacher by Victoria Kann.



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