National Library Week – Friday

Even though HCPL is closed right now, I can still visit, checkout, and download eMedia via the HCPL Digital Media Collection. Much of the content that we can borrow has been brought to us by our Friends group. Instead of spending my own money, I can borrow for free! Thanks, HCPL & FOF (Friends of Freeman)!

National Library Week – Thursday

I received this letter about National Library Week –

On Apr 18, 2013, at 6:04 AM, “Michael Dowling” wrote:

Dear Marjorie,

Thank you for supporting your state’s libraries during National Library Week, the perfect week to let your state legislators and governor know how important libraries are to you and your community!

If you still need to write, please, take a few minutes now and let your voice be heard!

Without funding, libraries will be unable to continue making available all the resources they do to your community. Help convince your elected officials to continue funding libraries, among the most valuable resources in your community.

It will only take a few minutes but your message will make a difference. Your state library association has provided an easy and effective way for you to write your elected officials to let them know how much you value the libraries in your community. Here is that link:

Consider sharing a personal story about how your public, school, or college library makes a positive impact in your own community. For example, let your elected officials know how much your children depend on their school libraries to help them succeed in school, or explain how much you depend on your public library to connect you to information you need.

Again, please forward this message to your friends, family, and colleagues in your state. Ask them to take this opportunity to support libraries in their communities, too!

Thank you for advocating for the libraries in your community.


Michael Dowling
Director, Chapter Relations Office
American Library Association

Jorie’s Top Ten Things @ the Library – National Library Week – Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday | The Broke and the Bookish

For future Top Ten Tuesday topics & info on how to participate, click here!

 bridget’s top ten wow endings

(In honor of National Library Week, I present, yet again, some of the my favorite things about my employer – HCPL.)

  1. I can borrow rather than rent: books, eMedia, movies, seasons of TV shows, magazines, music, etc.
  2. As of April 15, 2013, I can check out DVDs for two weeks. That gives me more time with Call the Midwife!
  3. I can request materials if they’re not checked in at my branch.
  4. My library lets me renew materials I’ve checked out as long as no one else has requested it.
  5. I have access to databases which help me research, learn, and improve my daily life.
  6. Libraries often act as a commons, offering book clubs, interest groups, and presentations for their communities.
  7. I can go to my local branch and connect my laptop, Nook, and iPhone to my library’s public WiFi.
  8. If my printer is on the blink, I can go to the library, use their free Internet access, and print at the reasonable price of 10 cents/page.
  9. Sometimes my library doesn’t have a book I’m seeking but my library provides Inter-Library Loan Service. They do their best to bring that book to me.
  10. Many bigger library branches have rooms you can also borrow for meetings or just studying.

National Library Week – Monday

Celebrate National Library Week with Us!                 April 14 – 20, 2013

Most of the books I review come from the library. The amount of money I’ve saved    is infinite.

Did you know:

  • You can check out Digital Media and download it into your favorite eReader from the public library?
  • Libraries provide databases which give users access priceless information for free?
  • You can also check out movies, seasons of TV shows, music, and various other media as well as print books?
  • Libraries often provide public WiFi so you can connect to the WWW and the world?
  • You have Internet access?

What are your favorite things about your neighborhood library?

The Sunday Post ~ sharing blog news and book haul ~ Jorie’s 32nd Edition

Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer: The Sunday Gazette

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
~this meme was inspired in part by ~ In My Mailbox~

It’s a chance to share News.

A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

This is your news post, so personalize it! Include as much as you want or as little.
Be creative, it can be a vlog or just a showcase of your goodies.

Anyone can participate as long as you:

This is your news post, so personalize it! Include as much as you want or as little.
Be creative, it can be a vlog or just a showcase of your goodies.

Anyone can participate as long as you:

Enter your link on my post – Sundays beginning at 12:01 am (CST) (link will be open all week)

Link back to this post or this blog

(National Library Week is Sunday, April 14 – Saturday, April 20, 2013. Please check out more posts celebrating this great institution (and my employer 🙂 ) this week.)

Last week on Jorie’s Reads, I:

This week, I hope to:

  • Post my 32nd edition of The Sunday Post 🙂
  • Participate in The Broke and the Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Tuesday REWIND — pick a past topic you missed or one you want to revisit!
  • Post reviews
  • Finish reading:  Katherine Howe’s The House of Glass and Velvet 

Around the Blogosphere:

My Book Haul:

  • Holy Bible: Archaeological Study Bible-NIV: An Illustrated Walk Through Biblical History and Culture 
  • Lee Strobel’s The Case for Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus 
  • Katherine Howe’s The House of Velvet and Glass
  • Zondervan’s The Bible in 90 Days: Cover to Cover in 12 Pages a Day (The Bible in 90 Days) (Week Five)
  • Mary Lou Darst’s War Ready: In My Father’s Shadow