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September is Library Card Sign Up Month!

Yes, that is correct. September is Library Card Sign Up Month and we hope you can help us spread the word to get new visitors to apply! Or perhaps your card is expired or needs to be updated. What better time is there than September to do just these things?! 

Not sure what you can do with a library card? Check out our top 10 reasons: 

August 28th is Read Comics in Public Day

Show your comic book appreciation and pride by reading a comic in public tomorrow! This day was founded by editors at The Daily Cross Hatch to help promote acceptance of comics and comics readership. If you have yet to read to a comic book or perhaps have one that is being neglected, now is the time to show your support for graphic novels! 

Not sure what to read? 

How about reading Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis, the Books on the Bayou 2010 pick?

Or, here are a few personal favorites that are quick reads:

Learning with FunBrain

Parents and teachers, are you looking for new ways to entertain and educate children? I recently came across FunBrain, a sister site of FactMonster and InfoPlease, that offers a variety of fun activities for grade levels K-8. Children can choose from a variety of interactive games, MadLibs (yay, MadLibs are still around!), web books and web comics, and other resources to improve reading and math skills. Not only is there a wealth of tools for children, FunBrain has teacher resources as well.Teachers can find games that best match a desired grade level or subject to make teaching fun!

You can find other useful sources on our Kids' Page too. Happy hunting & learning this new school year!

New Graphic Novels @ HCPL

Greetings! It is that time again to showcase some of our new titles added to our graphic novels family. For an expanded list of graphic novels, check out our Adult and Young Adult new non-fiction titles.

New Graphic Novels @ HCPL

Greetings! It is that time again to showcase some of our new titles added to our graphic novels family. For an expanded list of graphic novels, check out our Adult and Young Adult new non-fiction titles.

Essence Magazine's 40 Summer Picks

Essence Magazine posted their 40 Summer Books, a list of titles "that have captured and shaped the experiences of African-Americans" in honor of their 40th Anniversary. Listed below are the top five. Visit here for the full list.

New York Times' Bestsellers in Graphic Novels

The bestsellers list of graphic novels comes from The New York Times. Listed below are highlights listed from the source and include new releases and older paperback editions.

Stay Connected with HCPL

Many of you know the hype about Facebook and Twitter and there are good reasons why the social networks are so popular! If you are a Facebooker or Tweeter, consider following us. Not only will you show your support for the library, you'll also be able to keep up with library news such as

Nifty Website: Ransom Note Generator

Thanks to a favorite blog of mine, Man Made DIY, I learned about Ransom Note Generator. This generator is a basic site that allows you to enter in a phrase and will generate your phrase with random letters! So if you're ever interested in making a ransom note or send a creative note to show off your techy skills, use this site!

Your Pathway to Knowledge

Also, Man Made DIY is an interesting site to follow for tutorials on neat and unique crafts. They also post about inspirational sources, neat videos, and products. Some tutorials are simple, others are complex; but this site has never ceased to entertain (and educate) me!

 

New Graphic Novels @ HCPL

Greetings! It is that time again to showcase some of our new titles added to our graphic novels family. For an expanded list of graphic novels, check out our Adult and Young Adult new non-fiction titles.

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