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Zinio for Libraries

Check out digital magazines with your library card!Zinio for libraries

Zinio for libraries offers full digital copies of your favorite magazines to view on your computer or mobile device. We have selected popular titles and best of all, the magazines do not have to be returned and do not expire. You will need your library card number, click here for a guide for using Zinio.

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).

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!

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

From Kentucky Libraries Unbound, here is an overview of how to use Overdrive for mobile devices tips for troubleshooting.

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

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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