Wednesday, February 2, 2011


I've been trying to find companies that allow more than one reader to download an e-book simultaneously. No such luck! Although our e-audiobooks will allow up to 5 listeners, the e-books will be just as the print versions: one person per checkout. Keep watching the website for the active links to e-books.

We have purchased e-readers for the library staff to familarize ourselves with three devices: Kindle, Nook, ipad. The Kindle is here; the others still on the way. The plan is to download some books (to learn how to help patrons) and have the devices at the desk to help patrons compare. Sorry, we won't be circulating the devices--can't compare them if they aren't here.

I've found some information about reading Kindle books on the Nook. Supposedly you can go to for a program to help with converting ebooks. There is information at to re-root your Nook to access the Android Kindle app. Regular nook info .

If you have tried these links or other and have information, advice, etc., please comment. Thanks!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Winter weather and books!

Did you know that more library materials are checked out when winter weather is predicted? Many of our patrons put the library on their list right after getting their staples at the grocery store. We all know there is nothing worse than getting snowed in at home with nothing to read!

Of course it is always best to check to make sure we are open before making the trip. The library sometimes finds it necessary to close due to the weather conditions. Remember that all fines and fees are adjusted if the library does have to close, so don't be concerned that you will be fined for overdue materials on a day the library is closed.

For those of you who are a little more technically advanced, the library is in the process of trying to find the best company for eBooks and downloadables. We certainly welcome your suggestions, just contact the Library Director at 618-253-7455. Keep checking our site for further updates.

Brown Bags and Books resumes next month!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Changes at the library...

Autumn has arrived in southern Illinois and the leaves aren't the only thing changing! The library now has two new staff members. The new Assistant Director/Teen Librarian is Claire Ploegman. Claire is busy learning all the ins and outs of the library and its patrons. She looks forward to meeting everyone. Joey Henderson also joined the staff as a part time shelver and circulation aide. He too is busy learning all about the library. Be sure to introduce yourself if you see these new faces at the library on your next visit!

Be sure to check out the library's website for information about the Holiday House Tour.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Dog days of Summer

"Dog Days" (Latin: dies aniculares) are the hottest, most sultry days of summer.
Visit your library to find out more about the meaning and origin of
"the dog days of summer"!
Don't forget the library is a great place to cool off. We offer computers,
WiFi, magazines, newspapers, audio books, DVDs and of course books.
It's all for free with your library card!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Reading is always COOL!

Visit the library for some cool summer reading material! The hot humid weather makes it a great time to pick up a few books, audios or magazines and chill out. We get in new titles frequently, including the hot summer best selling authors. Come in, cool off and see what the shelves hold!

The Friend's of the Library Book store is open three times a week and has some of the best deals in town. It's a perfect place to pick up a super priced gently read paperback for reading at the beach or pool. Look for the July special deal....

If you haven't visited a library lately, you don't know what you are missing! Libraries are not just about books any more.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Happy Birthday!!!!

Join us at the library this month as we celebrate the library's 100th Anniversary. Take a peek at the event calendar for this month to see the special events we have planned. Be sure to register for the bag full of goodies we are giving away.

On Sunday, April 11th 2:00-5:00, Jeff Biggers will be at the library as the guest speaker at the Friends of the Library's annual meeting. Mr. Biggers is the author of Reckoning at Eagle Creek. Everyone is welcome.

Next Saturday the library staff and friends will attempt to read 100 children's books during their all day read-a-thon! Children from birth to 100 are encouraged to stop in and listen as long or as little as you like. You might even hear an old favorite.

The library will also host a Reminiscence Afternoon on April 24th 2:00-5:00. Drop in and share your memories of Harrisburg from "days gone by". Feel free to bring pictures of Harrisburg to share with the group.

We hope you'll attend one of the special annivesary events or just stop by and tell us Happy Birthday!

Saturday, March 6, 2010


We are all busy at the library planning programs for spring which will offer a little something special for everyone to help us celebrate a very special occasion.

The Friends of the Library's annual meeting is in April and will feature Jeff Biggers author of the newly released Reckoning at Eagle Creek as the guest speaker.

Check out our website and calendar for all upcoming events...