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Recipes Needed for Library Cookbook Fundraiser

Posted July 7th, 2014 in Library News

Calling all cooks! The Hayner Public Library District is collecting recipes for an upcoming fundraising cookbook and we need your help! If you have a favorite recipe we would love you to share it with us; the more recipes the better. If you would like to participate, please leave your recipes at the Circulation Desk of any Hayner Library location. You may also email your recipes to stephanie.munson@yahoo.com. Please be sure to include your name and phone number on the recipe. The deadline for submitting recipes for the cookbook is August 1, 2014.

Thank you for helping with this delicious project!

Select Science Books Now Available for Checkout at Hayner Library

Posted June 5th, 2014 in Library News, Teens, kids

The Hayner Public Library District was recently awarded a $5000 grant from the Illinois Secretary of State to purchase new books related to science. The Hayner project is called Select Science and reflects the library’s commitment to providing informational resources for students and lifelong learners.

Some of the books purchased for the Select Science project have arrived at the library. Click here for the current list of books.

Reported by the Illinois Library Association, March 2014

Posted June 4th, 2014 in Library News

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. In first quarter 2014 the IMLS released a preview of the 24th Annual (FY 2011) Public Library Survey.

Some of what was reported:

• In fiscal year 2011 (FY 2011), there were 8,956 public libraries in the United States, which served 299.9 million people (95.3% of the US population).

[The Hayner Public Library District serves a population of over 49,000 people. This includes Alton, Godfrey, and Foster townships. Of this 49,000 over 26,000 have a library card.]

• There were 1.53 billion in-person visits to public libraries, the equivalent of more than 4.2 million visits each day (not including virtual visits).

[The Hayner Public Library District averages over 35,000 in-person visits to its library locations per month.]

• Attendance at public library programs increased for the eighth year with 89 million people attending 3.81 million programs.

[The Hayner Public Library District had an attendance of over 10,000 people to library programs in fiscal year 2013.]

• There were 341.5 million usage sessions on public access Internet computers at public libraries, a decrease of 7.2% since FY 2006. Continue Reading

Access the Card Catalog on Your Mobile Device

Posted June 4th, 2014 in Library News

Did you know that you can access our card catalog on your mobile device by visiting The Hayner Public Library District’s website? Key “Hayner Public Library” into your favorite mobile search engine and browse our collection by clicking on “search the catalog.” You can also find our catalog by visiting www.illshareit.com on your smartphone or tablet and entering your ZIP code. Because of the accessibility and ease of use of these websites on mobile devices, Hayner will no longer be supporting the BOOPSIE app after June 28, 2014. Patrons will still be able to check availability and place requests on any item while using these catalogs.

Hayner Library Databases Provide Help to All Ages

Posted June 4th, 2014 in Library News

Hayner Library has a wide array of online resources to help teachers, students, and anyone interested in topics for research or for self-improvement. Library databases, sometimes called online resources or online databases, are organized collections of electronic information that allow you to search for a particular topic, article, or book in a variety of ways (e.g., keyword, subject, author, title). When you search one of these databases, you are not searching the Web; you’re searching pre-selected material that is the equivalent of what you might find on a library shelf in print format.

Subscription databases consist of published journals, magazines, documents, newspapers, books, image collections, and more. Hayner Library has purchased subscription access to a variety of online databases. These resources are accessed online through the Hayner Library website at www.haynerlibrary.org. Continue Reading

eReader User Guides

Posted April 2nd, 2014 in Library News

Click on the links below to view instruction sheets for dowloading e-books to your mobile device:

3M Cloud Library

Checking Out eBooks Using 3M Cloud Library

Using the 3M Cloud Library

Installing the 3M Cloud App for Kindle Using SlideMe

Kindle Fire HD Instructions for 3M Cloud Library


How to Use Overdrive Downloadable eBooks

How to Download eBooks onto a Kindle Fire

How to Download eBooks onto a Kindle

How to Download eBooks onto a Nook

How to Download eBooks onto an iPad/iPhone

How to Install the Kindle App for iPad/iPhone

How to Download eBooks onto a Sony eReader

How to Install the Kindle Reading App for Android Compatible Devices

How to Install the Kindle App for iOS

How to Download Adobe Digital Editions

Recommended Reading

Our staff suggests that you check out these new hits and well-worn classics. Come back here often…you might find your new favorite book! And, for all our past recommendations, check out the archive.

About the Library

Since becoming a tax-supported district, we have been able to expand our facilities and services and increase our collection and programming. Our Adult and Youth services at our centralized downtown location are augmented by the convenience of our Alton Square Mall location. We also reach out to the community through our Delivery Service, making the Hayner Public Library facilities and services accessible to all District residents.

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