On Wednesday, September 30th it was necessary for the library’s consortium technical staff to make some changes to the online catalog to accommodate a PayPal security upgrade. The upgrade caused a change in the link to the catalog account log-in page. Any person who has the log-in page saved as a favorite on their computing device will be sent to a non-working webpage. The links have been upgraded on our website, so people who log-in through the website will not have a problem. People who have the link saved as a favorite will need to access the log-in page through the website and then resaving it to their favorites. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library has announced the selection of the fiction work The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez as the CommunityREAD 2016 book. Ms. Henriquez will visit Hancock County on March 11th during CommunityREAD month for a public presentation at 7 p.m. at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts.
The Book of Unknown Americans is a novel of hopes and dreams, guilt and love—a book that offers a resonant new definition of what it means to be American.
Cristina Henríquez is the author of Come Together, Fall Apart, a collection of stories, The World in Half, and most recently The Book of Unknown Americans —a dazzling page-turner about a family’s hopes for their new life in America. The Book of Unknown Americans is one of the New York Times’ Notable Books of 2014 and made it onto many other Best of 2014 Book lists, including The Washington Post, NPR, among others. For more information about Community Read, click here.
Congratulations to Hannah, Bookmobile patron, winner of the Kindle FireHD Snoopy Basket in honor of National Library Card Sign-up Month (September). The drawing was sponsored by the Friends of the Library and was held on October 1st. The random winner was selected from over 1,000 entries from the Main Library, the Arlington Branch, and the Bookmobile.
Early Literacy is fun for the whole family! Join us at the library for a special storytime, crafts, and activities. The Literacy Coalition of Hancock County will also host a variety of activities for preschool children in conjunction with Dolly Parton Imagination Library.