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Read It and Watch

Is the book really better than the movie? Find out for yourself with these recently-released film adaptations and the books they’re based on. Check out the book, then check out the DVD – not necessarily in that order. If this is your idea of a good time, join us for...

Hayner Library Newsletter Digitization Project

The Genealogy & Local History Library is starting a project to digitize all the Hayner Library newsletters and make them available (and searchable!) on archive.org. However, there are several we do not have in our possession. If you’ve saved any of these Hayner...

2023 Adult Summer Reading Program

  Join us for our 2023 Adult Summer Reading Program! Hayner Library patrons ages 18 and older can enter to win fun prizes by playing Summer Reading Bingo! Mark the bingo boxes as you complete different activities including reading, checking out materials, or...

Small Business Day Resources

Happy Small Business Day!! Every May 10th, we celebrate the local entrepreneurs who are the backbone of our communities. This year, Hayner Public Library has pulled together a collection of resources for those just starting, as well as those seasoned small business...

Mary Cordes Announced as Newest Executive Director

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Cordes as the newest Executive Director of The Hayner Public Library District! Mary has been a valued and well-respected member of the Hayner staff for 28 years. We are excited to work with Mary in her new role!!

April is Financial Literacy Month!

Not only is April a time to start spring cleaning, gardening, and enjoying the longer, warmer days, it is also Financial Literacy Month! This month is a time to focus on improving our financial literacy skills and raise awareness of the importance of financial...

StoryWalk: New Story at The Nature Institute!

Story Walk is posted along the Frog Trail at the Nature Institute, located at 2213 South Levis Lane in Godfrey.StoryWalk is an innovative and delightful way for children and adults to enjoy reading and physical activity simultaneously. Laminated pages from a...

Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 to October 15, a period of time covering the national independence days of a number of countries, including Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Chile.   We’re celebrating by highlighting the work of twelve...


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See what's new this week at the Hayner Public Library District at:*** wowbrary.org/nu.aspx?fb&p=3106-467 ***There are 26 new bestsellers, 13 new movies, one new audiobook, 25 new children's books, and 73 other new books. The new bestsellers this week include "The Democrat Party Hates America," "Build the Life You Want: The Art and Science of Getting Happier," and "Counting the Cost." The new movies this week include "The Little Mermaid," "Cobra Kai: Season 5," and "Past Lives." ... See MoreSee Less
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After having a wonderful display on the Colonial Fife and Drum Corps of Alton in the Genealogy & Local History Library since 2019, we recently facilitated the donation of these items to the (national) Museum of Fife and Drum in Connecticut operated by The Company of Fifers & Drummers. Huge thanks to Melissa (Veit) Burns and the rest of the Veit family for their generosity in loaning us Colonial Fife and Drum Corps of Alton founder Dr. Harvey Veit’s personal fife and drum collection and their enthusiasm in donating pieces from the collection to the Museum of Fife and Drum. Thanks also to Zach Hardin, who was a previous member of the Colonial Fife and Drum Corps of Alton (no longer in existence) and a current member of the Alton Jaeger Guard for loaning us the LP record and then donating it to the Museum of Fife and Drum. Apparently, it was the last Fife & Drum 33 1/3 LP recording they didn't already have in the library! Genealogy & Local History Manager Lacy McDonald worked with the Chair of the Archives Committee at the Museum of Fife & Drum to send all the items pictured to their new permanent home at the museum. Several other items, including Dr. Veit’s uniform, were donated to the Madison County Historical Society in Edwardsville. ... See MoreSee Less
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See what's new this week at the Hayner Public Library District at:*** wowbrary.org/nu.aspx?fb&p=3106-466 ***There are 16 new bestsellers, six new movies, three new audiobooks, ten new children's books, and 34 other new books. The new bestsellers this week include "Elon Musk," "The Art of Home: A Designer Guide to Creating an Elevated Yet Approachable Home," and "To Infinity and Beyond: A Journey of Cosmic Discovery." The new movies this week include "NCIS: Los Angeles: The Final Season," "Air," and "Chicago P.D.: Season Ten." ... See MoreSee Less
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