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Open Discussion: STEM Learning with Dr. Brad Noble

Posted July 24th, 2014 in Library News

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 July 20th, 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

Spanish Story Time

Posted July 10th, 2014 in Events, Library News, kids

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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 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!

Spotlight on: Biographies for Children

Posted July 7th, 2014 in Uncategorized, kids

The Hayner Public Library District has Children’s Libraries at both locations. Each has a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction materials. Reading biographies can encourage young readers to reach for more in their lives as they read about people who have made a difference. Here are two new biographies from our collection:

For younger readers:

I am Amelia Earhart by Brad Meltzer; illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos

This interesting book is told from Amelia’s point-of-view. She tells of her “unladylike” adventures when she was young. Amelia tells the story of her first flight when she was twenty-three and how she fell in love with flying. To save for her flying lessons, she worked different jobs. Amelia admits she wasn’t the best pilot; she just worked harder than anyone else. “Never let anyone stop you. Whatever your dream is, chase it.” Engaging illustrations and real photos of Amelia Earhart make this a “put on your list” book.

For older children:

Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell; illustrated by Christian Robinson

Josephine Baker was a performer and civil rights advocate. She worked her way from the slums of St. Louis to some of the grandest stages in the world. She spoke with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Her story is one of struggle and triumph. The book offers page after page of captivating, animated illustrations and rhythmic text. The book is well researched and features innumerable points of discussion for readers about struggle for civil rights and race relations

Book reviews courtesy of Brenda V., Library Assistant

Library Closed for Labor Day

Posted June 20th, 2014 in Events

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All locations of The Hayner Public Library District will be closed Sunday, August 31, 2014 and Monday, September 1, 2014, in observance of Labor Day.

Library Closed for Independence Day

Posted June 20th, 2014 in Events

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All locations of The Hayner Public Library District will be closed Friday, July 4, 2014, in observance of Independence Day.

Free eBook Class

Posted June 5th, 2014 in Events

Sep2710:00 AM

Get eBook help for the 3M Cloud Library eBooks and for OverDrive eBooks! Now with the addition of 3M Cloud Library eBooks, you will have more eBooks to choose from!

For help downloading these eBooks to your reader from the library catalog, Reference Librarian Jean Shimunek will conduct a class on Saturday, September 27, on the basics of downloading eBooks.

The class will be held in the Multipurpose Room of Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. The process of downloading eBooks will be demonstrated on multiple platforms, including the Nook, Kindle Fire, and iPad.

This class is free of charge but does require registration. To register, call 1-800-613-3163. Please leave your name, phone number, and the number in your party.

Free Computer Tutorial: Database Class/Library Tour

Posted June 5th, 2014 in Events

Sep2010:00 AM

Introduction to Hayner’s subscription databases. This class is designed for the general public, students, and teachers.

 You will learn:

• To access and search in our databases

• What the different databases have to offer

• To use key features of them, such as e-mailing articles

To register, call 1-800-613-3163.

After School Craft @ The Downtown Library

Posted June 5th, 2014 in Events, Uncategorized, kids

Sep233:30 PM

Kids, come join us for After-School Craft at Hayner Public Library downtown KidsSpace. The craft will be for children ages 5–10 years of age.