What’s New

North Carolina’s Home Grown EBooks are Here!

August 1, 2014

NC LIVE's pilot project is here! After much effort they have pulled together eBooks from eight North Carolina publishers to make them available to all of the NC LIVE libraries across the state. The collection of more than 1,200 fiction and nonfiction titles can be read simultaneously by an unlimited number of readers.

How do I find them? Log in In to the High Point Public Library catalog
Search for: “NC Live Home Grown eBook Collection”
A list of over 1200 titles will result and you can narrow by Subject (Fiction, History, Biography, Travel, etc.)
Once you choose a title, click the “More Options” button and it will take you to a “redirect” screen.

You’re then at the Biblioboard page where you can access the title. Click the Read button and you can start reading the books in the browser (for best results, users will need the latest version of Google Chrome or Safari).

Can I read them on my tablet? Yes! The BiblioBoard Library app is available for iPad®, Kindle Fire HD®, Nexus tablets® and Galaxy Tab® (4.0+) mobile devices.  On the BiblioBoard website, click on the yellow "tablet" button in the upper-right corner. Then you’ll create your own user account. Last, download the "Biblioboard Library" app (there are two different ones). Where the app asks you to select your library's name, select "none" and log in with the user account you created.

For more information on how to access this exciting collection, contact Julie Raynor at 883-3093 or julie.raynor@highpointnc.gov!

Did You Know, Week 8: Which book format should I choose?

July 28, 2014

You want to put the latest bestseller on hold using the online catalog.  Did you know that it matters which one you choose?
 
For many of our popular titles (especially fiction), we have them available in a number of different formats.  Here’s a quick summary of all the possible formats. When you look at a list of titles in the catalog, there is usually a format description under the book cover.  Here are the most common ones:  Book=hardcover or larger size paperback, Large Print=book with large type, Book on CD=audiobook on CD, DVD=film or tv series on DVD, and eBook/eAudio=book that can be downloaded from our digital library collection. 
 
In the example shown, if you know you want the “Large Print” copy of Angel’s Fall by Nora Roberts, be sure to choose the large print version and not the “Book” version before you place the hold.


 
You can also look under “Find on shelf” to the right of the book cover to determine the format, if the title is available.  This is especially true for paperbacks, some digital and audiobook formats or if no description is given under the book cover.  If the title is “Not Available” (checked out), you need to click on the book cover to get full information about the title. 

For more information about using the library catalog, please contact Readers’ Services at 883-3638, or stop at the desk on the 3rd floor and someone can assist you.
 
This topic was one of several mentioned in the comments of the library technology survey we had in April.  We’ll be offering explanations on topics like this one over the next several weeks.  To see the complete results of this survey, click here.

This topic was one of several mentioned in the comments of the library technology survey we had in April.  We’ll be offering explanations on topics like this one over the next several weeks. To see the complete results of this survey, click here.

Suspending Holds

July 25, 2014

If you place a hold on an item that has the status available or arrived, you should not suspend it.  The system will not recognize the suspension.  we are working with the vendor to correct this error.

 


Forensic Science Day Camps

July 24, 2014

Do you love watching TV shows about forensic scientists helping to solve crimes?

Register today for a free one day CSI camp at the library.  The camps will be hands on and learning how to retrieve and dust for fingerprints is just one of the many things you’ll learn.  The instructor for the camp is Dave Pauly, a professor of forensic science at Southern Methodist who also teaches teen camps at Georgetown University.  In between his college classes and  his summer camps for teens, he teaches classes at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Middle School Camp (rising 6th graders through rising 8th graders) will be held from 10-3:30 on Monday, August 11th, 2014.

High School Camp will be for rising 9th graders through 12th graders and 2014 high school graduates entering college in the fall.  It will be held on Tuesday, August 12th from 9-4.

Registration is required but there is no cost to attend.  No admittance at door without preregistration.

Use the link below to register.  You will receive a confirmation and a ticket through the web site.  We’ll send out additionally details the week before the camps.

If you have problems registering or questions call Megan at 883-3695.  Leave your name and phone number if you get a message and she’ll call you back.

This event will be held in the Morgan Community room on the 1st floor and is sponsored by Teen Services/Readers’ Service and the High point Public Friends of the Library.

Middle School Camp (rising 6th through rising 8th)
http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=livkd8kab&oeidk=a07e9lvc4wq2c1f1531

High School Camp (Rising 9th through rising 12th,  2014 graduates of HS also eligible)
http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=livkd8kab&oeidk=a07e9lvw5k609754334

2014 Teen and Adult Summer Reading

June 16, 2014

The 2014 Teen and Adult Summer Reading Programs are starting!
Rising 9th – 12th graders are invited to participate in the 2014 4TNS2RD- Spark a Revolution Summer Reading Program that runs from June 16th – August 9th. All teens that register by July 20th will receive a Pita Delite coupon. Contact Megan at 883-3695 or megan.bowers@highpointnc.gov for more information.

Registration has closed.
To record your books, Click Here

Adults 18 and older can participate in the 2014 Literary Elements Adult Summer Reading Program that runs from June 16th – August 9th with registration ending on July 6th. Contact Megan at 883-3695 or megan.bowers@highpointnc.gov for more information.

Registration has closed.
To record your books, Click Here 

More information on the 2014 Teen and Adult Summer Reading Programs can be found here

Library Elf

February 18, 2011

HPPL, your perfect library, has purchased a subscription for you to the enhanced services offered by "Elf", your personal e-mail library reminder service. You can link to "Elf" here and sign up to start receiving convenient e-mail reminders about your holds, and reminders when your library books, DVDs, and other items are about to become overdue! 

Sign up for Library Elf