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I Love Libraries

Appreciating the ‘powerful good’ of the public library

As the American Library Association bestows its 2018 “I Love My Librarian” awards, librarian Kristen Arnett expresses her humble opinion on why visiting a library is the best way to show your appreciation:

Everyone says they want to support their local library, like they support using reusable water bottles, no cell phones at the dinner table, and the quiet car on trains.

But do they really? Folks tend to think of libraries in the abstract. It’s less a physical space and more of a concept, a powerful good in the universe that everyone believes in unconditionally, like Santa Claus or Beyonce.

So how do you support your library? Leave a nice comment on their blog? An appreciative Facebook post? A well-timed tweet about them that gets a zillion retweets?

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Sign Language classes CANCELLED December 6-20

Due to scheduling conflicts and the holidays, the American Sign Language classes regularly held at the Jeffersonville location on Thursdays at 6 p.m. have been CANCELLED through December 20. The next class is scheduled for Thursday, December 27. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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South entrance at Main library closing 10/15

In preparation for the upcoming renovations at the Main Library, the south doors (across from the Post Office) will be PERMANENTLY CLOSED and become an emergency exit only beginning Monday, October 15, 2018. The south lobby area will be incorporated into the forthcoming makerspace as part of this project.

Renovations are expected to begin in early November 2018.

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Get videos, music, books, and more INSTANTLY with Hoopla!

We are excited to announce that beginning on Monday, March 12, our patrons will have instant access to over 600,000 movies, television shows, music albums, eBooks, eAudiobooks, and comics for free with hoopla! Just create a free account by downloading the hoopla digital app to your iOS, Android, or Kindle Fire device or by visiting hoopladigital.com.

Check Out 5 Items Per Month!

There are no waiting times or late fees, and items are returned automatically. Your monthly limit resets on the first of the month.

  • Videos (movies and TV episodes): 3 days
  • Full Music albums: 7 days
  • EBooks, eAudiobooks, and Comics: 21 days

Signing Up Is Easy!

  1. Download the hoopla digital app or visit hoopladigital.com
  2. Enter your email address
  3. Create a password (minimum 8 characters)
  4. Search for Jeffersonville Township Public Library
  5. Enter your library card #
  6. Enter your PIN (default is the last 4 digits of the phone number you listed when you signed up for a library card)

Need Help?

We’re here for you! Check out Hoopla’s FAQ page and YouTube channel for tips on installing and troubleshooting the hoopla digital app on your devices, or give us a call at (812) 285-5630.

What are you waiting for? Download the app and get started today!

       

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