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Missing an item? Did you leave it at the library? Check at the front desk for lost items. We will hold on to items found for 30 days.
Beginning May 1, 2013, everyone will need to bring their library card to check-out materials. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS! If you've misplaced your card, please ask for a replacement; they are $1 each.
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*Popular books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs and magazines, both print and online
*Easy online access from your home computer by clicking on "Find an Item"
*Free access to our 14 internet connected computers with Microsoft Office programs for residents and non-resident Hodgkins Public Library cardholders
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*One-on-One Computer instruction by appointment...and so much more!
“Find a Book” Returns
Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White and Illinois School Superintendent Christopher Koch are urging libraries to promote “Find a Book,” a free online book search tool that allows children and their parents to quickly and easily select books that will match a child’s reading level and interests and find their selections at their local library.
Find a Book is located at www.lexile.com/findabook and is designed to make reading and libraries part of our children’s summertime fun. One review of the impact of summer reading loss found that children can lose up to 60 percent of their skills during a summer vacation. Children who read during the summer months, however, can sustain their reading gains and are better prepared when school resumes in the fall.
The Find a Book tool uses a child’s Lexile® measure, a measure of reading ability and text complexity derived from state standardized tests, including the ISAT. Information about Lexile® is also available at http://www.isbe.net/find-a-book/default.htm
Learn a new language! The library has a new database available for Hodgkins Public Library card holders! It is called Mango Languages and you can find it by going to the 'Library Databases' tab. You will need to create a user login your first time using it.