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New Books At The Library

Reference USA

We have a new database available - ReferenceUSA

ReferenceUSA is a premier business and consumer reference and research tool that offers instant, real-time access to in-depth information on over 14 million businesses and 210 million residents.

From the company that services 85% of Fortune 100 companies and powers the top 5 internet search engines.

All you need for access from home is your library card number. If you need help, call the library. Printing records from home has certain limits so call the library for more information.

Dolly Parton's Imagination LibraryImagination Library

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is available for Christian County residents from the ages of 0 to 5 years of age. An anonymous donor made a generous gift to the library through the Community Foundation of Louisville. The Imagination Library will send a book a month to every registered child until they reach the age of five. Registration brochures are available at various places in the county as well as the library.

Click here for online registration. For a complete list of where to find registration brochures or if you have any questions call the library, 887-4263.

Story-Time Storytime

Story-time with Miss Jackie is on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

The Ready to Read Storytime is Mondays at 10:30 a.m.

Story-times at the library are entertaining for the children and hopefully, will help them learn to love books and become good readers. We hope you will bring your children or even your grandchildren, to our literature-rich library.

Book Discussions

Book Discussion kits are available for children, young adults and adults from the library. Each kit is packaged in a sturdy container and includes up to 15 copies of the book, an audiobook if available, and a discussion guide. These kits may be checked out for eight weeks and may be renewed for an additional two weeks upon availability. If your group would be interested in receiving the book discussion kits, call the library and ask for Laura or the Director.
Listing of Regular Print Book Discussion Kits available (updated 6/14/12).

Look What You Can Do With Your Library Card! Car Repair Manuals!

You can access Car Repair Manuals from home if you have internet access! Repair, maintenance and specification tables provide critical data on thousands of domestic and imported models of cars and light trucks from 1940 onward.

ChiltonLibrary provides quick online access to repair, maintenance and service information on seven decades of the broadest range of vehicles available, including cars, trucks, vans and SUVs.

Users of ChiltonLibrary will benefit from the following:

  • Parts finder: Direct integration with eBay Motors helps users locate hard-to-find parts
  • Models: Repair, maintenance and specification tables provide critical data on thousands of domestic and imported models from 1940 onward. No other source contains more years, makes and models
  • Convenience: Provides 24/7 access anywhere with an internet connection
  • Simplicity: Detailed, step-by-step instructions reduce the need to use multiple sources of repair information designed for the "do-it-yourselfer" (DIYer)
  • In-depth information: Contains diagnostic trouble codes, descriptions, probable causes, step-by-step routines, specifications, and troubleshooting guide to ensure that even advanced DIYers have all the information they need to complete the repair
  • Multimedia Content: Exclusive videos and animated graphics help to explain system operations providing added clarity and comprehension
  • Photographs: Includes close-up photographs and illustrations, providing strong visual support
  • Diagrams: Vacuum and wiring diagrams help explain complex system operation during troubleshooting
  • Updating: Unlike printed books, the information on is updated on a monthly basis, ensuring the most current and up-to-date information available.

Look What You Can Do With Your Library Card! Legal Forms!

Gale LegalForms provides convenient, authoritative access to “attorney forms”. The professionally-written documents are actually used in legal practices! These documents are very different from those found in “form books” — generic, do-it-yourself materials that may not have been drafted by an attorney.

Whether for business, personal or litigation purposes, each form is conveniently accessible and downloadable in either Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat, as well as other formats. The forms are available 24/7 - all you need is your library card!

Our Library has gone into Overdrive and now supports Kindle!Download audiobooks and ebooks!

OverDrive is now available for downloadable audiobooks, e-books, and more. It’s as simple as 3 easy steps: Browse, Checkout, and Download. You can enjoy your titles immediately from your computer or transfer them to a MP3 player or eBook reader and other devices. You can check out titles 24/7!

See a list of the most downloaded ebooks and audiobooks from Overdrive for February.

If you have any questions or need a little more help call the library (887-4263 ext. 5).

Hoover Pubic Library in Alabama has a good, comprehensive list of Overdrive tutorials for many devices. Just remember when you go to Overdrive, to use our link for Kentucky Libraries Unbound.

FREE e-Books for Everyone!Free e-books!

Over 15,000 public domain eBooks are now available to download for FREE from OverDrive.  Click here or the image to the right to access this collection!

Selections include popular pre-1923 fiction classics, such as the works of Jane Austen and Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as Shakespeare and other plays, philosophy and reference works.

These titles are also available using the Android or iPhone apps.

Some information about this collection:

  • This is not a separate collection of eBooks from your main OverDrive collection.

  • You do NOT need to sign in to download the titles.

  • When you hover over a book cover, the available information displays to you.

  • Checkouts from this collection do not count against your regular check/lending options.

  • Titles act like "Always Available" titles so there are unlimited simultaneous downloads, but downloads do not expire.

  • The collection of eBooks also uses the Adobe Digital Editions software you are currently using.

    Please refer to the 'tips' link at the top of the introduction to the collection for instructions on how to download content.

Holds from Home The card that's good to use!

You can now place holds on materials directly from home (if you have access to the Internet) in our library catalog. Use the blue navigation button (on the left side) to access the catalog, log-in with your last name and the barcode on your library card and create a user name and password. That's all you need to do - other than place holds on the individual items you would like set aside for you when they are available! If you have any questions, just call and we will help.

Tumble into Reading! Tumble into Reading!

Have You Been to the Library Lately?

You can access TumbleBooks from home by clicking on the blue button below and enjoy Story Books, Read-alongs, puzzles and games to make language learning fun! And TumbleBooks is also available in Spanish!

Click here for TumbleBooks

Learning Express!Learning Express

GRE, LSAT, TOEFL, ACT, SAT, GED, ASVAB, NCLEX, Civil Service Exams, Real Estate exams and more!
Available from Home if you have a Library Card and an Internet connection!

The library now offers access to Learning Express Library! Easy to use - just log-in with your library card and create your own user name and password. Instructions for first-time users (how to register as a new user) can be found here.

Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library's resources will help you succeed. Practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you. Check it out!

Mango LanguagesMango Languages

Do you want to learn conversational Spanish, or Mandarin Chinese or Farsi or Czech or Dutch or French or German or Hindi or Russian or, well, you get the picture. HCCPL has made available Mango, which features 29 language courses that you can learn from the comfort of your home. All you need is Internet access and your library card. If you are an ESL student, english is taught from 15 different languages.

A Word of Thanks

Genevieve Netz gave me permission to use two of her photographs on the website. Her blogsite, Prairie Bluestem, is always a pleasure to read and her photographs, especially of Christian County, make her column so enjoyable.

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