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Open Discussion: STEM Learning with Dr. Brad Noble

Posted Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Register now!

STEM Learning @ Hayner Library: Wednesday, September 10, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Meet with Dr. Brad Noble for an open discussion on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

Dr. Noble is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at SIUE. A native of Illinois, he obtained a B.S. and an M.S. from SIUE before he earned his Doctorate of Science from Washington University in St. Louis. He has taught seventeen different subjects, three of which he developed. Dr. Noble is the recipient of the SIUE 2007–2008 Teaching Excellence Award and the 2011 SIUE Alumni Association Great Teacher Award.

To support STEM Learning, The Hayner Public Library District has enhanced its science collection through a grant-funded project called Select Science. New science books are showcased in displays throughout the Hayner libraries. Come join us for an enlightening discussion, and check out some new science books!

Please note: This program will be held in the Multipurpose Room at Hayner Alton Square Library. Register at 1-800-613-3163.

eReader User Guides

Posted Sunday, July 20th, 2014

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

Spanish Story Time

Posted Thursday, July 10th, 2014

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Come join us in the KidsSpace at Hayner Public Library at Alton Square for Stories with Hector. Hector Lozano, from Hayner Public Library’s downtown location, will be assisting us for this special story time. This 45-minute activity is a lively combination of books, finger plays, and songs in both English and Spanish for preschool children ages 3–5.

Recipes Needed for Library Cookbook Fundraiser

Posted Monday, July 7th, 2014

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 Thursday, June 5th, 2014

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.

Forest Park Owls: Hiding in Plain Sight

Posted Thursday, June 5th, 2014

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Mark H. X. Glenshaw is an award-winning, amateur naturalist who has closely observed and documented the lives of a mated pair of Great Horned Owls in Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri, since December 2005. During this time, he has observed and documented a vast range of behaviors including hunting, mating, nest-site selection, and rearing of young. He shares his work on his blog, Forest Park Owls, http://forestparkowls.blogspot.com/. His work has been featured in The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis Magazine, St. Louis on the Air on KWMU 90.7, KTVI Fox 2, The West End Word, and Show-Me Missouri. He frequently leads tours, called owl prowls, of the owls’ territory for interested individuals and small groups as well as for formal events and groups such as the St. Louis BioBlitz, Wonders of the Outdoor World–St. Louis, Missouri Department of Conservation, Fontbonne University, and Washington University in St. Louis.

Mark also regularly gives talks on the owls and his work with them and has done so for several Audubon Society chapters in Missouri and Illinois, the Webster Groves Nature Study Society, and Missouri Nature & Environmental Photographers, as well as schools and public libraries in the St. Louis area, among others. He was awarded the Citizen Scientist Award for the 2006 St. Louis BioBlitz by the Academy of Science–St. Louis. Mark is a certified Missouri Master Naturalist and a volunteer for Forest Park Forever.

Mark’s talk, Forest Park Owls: Hiding in Plain Sight, will cover how he found these owls, basic facts about the species, and the various behaviors he has been able to see and document with photos and videos to illustrate these behaviors. Register at 1-800-613-3163.

Join us for our summer 2014 semester of special events. These events are great for all ages, and they’re all free of charge. All programs do require registration. To register, call 1-800-613-3163. Unless otherwise stated, all programs will be held in 225 Alton Square Mall, upper level.

NOTE: We are in a new location for our performance events. 225 Alton Square Mall is located on the east side of the mall, on the second floor between the escalators and J.C. Penney.

REMINDER: Often program registration fills up and rolls over to a waiting list. If you are not going to attend a program that you are signed up for, PLEASE call 1-800-613-3163 and let us know so we can fill your reservation from the waiting list.

Reported by the Illinois Library Association, March 2014

Posted Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

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

Hayner Library Supports Summer Jazz Series

Posted Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

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The Hayner Public Library District, in partnership with the North Alton–Godfrey Business Council, Greater Gateway Association of Realtors, Andy’s Auto Body, Senior Services Plus, Liberty Bank, Strategic Consulting, Inc., and Tony’s North of Jerseyville, will provide sponsorship for the “Expressions—a Musical Experience” (formerly Jazz in the Park) Concert Series to be held May through September 2014.

All the concerts are free of charge and will be held at Alton Senior High Performing Arts Auditorium except the August 13 concert, which will be held at Hatheway Cultural Center, Lewis & Clark Community College. These programs of various jazz performances are a great way to spend a summer evening.

All concerts start at 7:00 p.m. The remainder of the summer schedule includes: 

  • July 9 “A Tribute to the Rat Pack” featuring the Little Big Band and vocalist Steve Shininger
  • August 13 “Sentimental Journey Dance Band”
  • September 10 “St. Louis Symphony Ensemble”
  • September 24 “Shades of Blue Jazz Big Band” featuring the world-renowned jazz ensemble from Scott Air Force Base.

 For more information, call (618) 779-9735.

Access the Card Catalog on Your Mobile Device

Posted Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

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 Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

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