Heyworth Public Library District

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Library News ~ August 25, 2015

A library card is the coolest card – September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Heyworth Public Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most import school supply of all – a free library card.

Resources at the Heyworth Public Library are available to anyone who has a library card. Students can turn to the library for materials, programs, and knowledgeable library staff that support academic achievement.

Today’s libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers where students can collaborate or just relax with peers.  Our library offers access to a variety of print and digital resources, including Freegal, OverDrive, and Axis360 that can be accessed in person or online.

Also have your Heyworth library card and digital devices ready for World eBook Day on Friday, September 18. HPL will take part and celebrate International Read an eBook Day, an annual holiday to celebrate and raise awareness for reading on digital devices on September 18. In recent years, the popularity of eBooks has soared and readers are taking advantage of the eBook technology and popular titles available at their local library. Through July 2015, public library customers have borrowed 94.7 million eBooks and audiobooks, a 24 percent increase over the same period in 2014 (according to OverDrive). Readers with a library card can access eBooks from HPL on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Nook®, Android™ phones and tablets, Chromebook™, and Kindle® (U.S. only), anytime, anywhere by visiting http://alliance.lib.overdrive.com or http://heylib.axis360.baker-taylor.com. Or use the free apps available on your device from OverDrive or Axis360. Stop in for help getting your devices set up with your library card or call and make an appointment. We truly are larger than our walls!

“Our library provides access and programs for students of all ages,” says head librarian Beth Porter. “This fall we will offer Family Reading nights for preschool age children and their families to encourage school readiness. For older children and teens our popular Lego Block parties will continue on the fourth Tuesdays of each month, as well as our Friday afterschool movies. Older teens can enjoy our expanded young adult fiction collection in print or digital and find information and tools to help prepare for college. There’s really something for everyone and it’s all free with a library card.”

For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit the Heyworth Public Library in person or online at heyworthlibrary.com.

Upcoming Programs:

September 1

  • Winter Hours Begin: September through May library hours on Tuesdays will be 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.  All other days/hours remain the same.

September 4

  • After School Movies begin again!, 3:20 p.m. every Friday the library is open. Bring a friend and your own snack! All drinks need to have a screw on cap – no juice pouches or cans please.

September 7

  • Library Closed for Labor Day

September 21

  • Heyworth Knitters, 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, 6:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. We are thrilled to offer knitters a space to create and socialize! This group is very willing to teach anyone who would like to learn. We have yarn, instructions for beginning project, and needles to get you started on a new hobby. If you want to learn how to knit you must sign up to attend, so our group can have all you need ready for the evening. If you are a knitter looking to socialize with other knitters and possibly teach new knitters, please just show up as your schedule allows.  Available to anyone 4th grade and up.

September 22

  • Lego Block Party, 4th Tuesday of each month at 3:45 p.m. Afterschool snack, Lego games, and creative building.  Sign up at the library. 1st grade – 8th grade.

September 28

  • Monday Evening Book Club, Tiffany Girl by Deeanne Gist, 4th Mondays at 6:30 p.m. We are always looking for new people to join us! Give us a try, we have a friendly talkative bunch. It’s a great way to meet new people in town. Books in regular and large print available as well as audiobook at the library for checkout, stop in and get yours today.
  • Would you like to 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. Start a book club in your neighborhood today! Stop by today and ask for details.

For all programs and more, see our website at heyworthlibrary.com.

Items the library collects for our community:

  • Coupons for military families overseas
  • Gently used Heyworth Hornet Shirts/Sweatshirts and branded athletic gear
  • Box Tops for Education coupons/Campbell soup labels/Tyson Chicken product labels
  • Coca-Cola product bottle caps and reward coupons off of cases of Coca-Cola products
  • HP ink cartridges


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