[New Library Pages]
[HCL's DVD Wish List]
[Pencils For Penalties]
[Eating From The Garden]
[Refuse To Be A Victim]
[Sesame Street eBooks]
[After School Edge]
[Neighbors Helping Teachers]
[Past Library Board Minutes]
[Digital History Online]
[EBSCO Auto Databases]
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Pencils For Penalties
August 1 - August 31, 2014
Hi, My name is Henry
I'm getting ready to attend school soon and needs lots of supplies to start the new school year. You can help by participating in the Pencils For Penalties amnesty period at the Library. Return your overdue library items and "pay" your fines with a donation of school supplies. You will be helping lots of kids. THANK YOU!
This amnesty period DOES NOT apply to previously returned items or collection fees.
All supplies collected will be distributed by Mid-Day Optimists to area students.
More details about Pencils For Penalties here
Refuse To Be A Victim®
Crime Prevention Seminar
Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Clinton, 6pm - 10pm
Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Windsor, 6pm - 10pm
The award-winning crime prevention and personal safety seminar, Refuse To Be A Victim®, will be conducted on Thursday, August 14, 2014, at the Henry County Library, Friends Room, 123 East Green, Clinton, from 6pm to 10pm and will be repeated on Thursday, September 11, 2014, at the Lenora Blackmore Branch, Henry County Library, 105 West Benton, Windsor, from 6pm to 10pm. The seminar is open to the public free of charge, however, pre-registration is required as limited seating is available. Refreshments will also be provided for those in attendance. This course is being instructed by certified Refuse To Be A Victim® instructor, Major Rob Hill of the Henry County Sheriff's Office. To register, contact the Henry County Library at (660) 885-2612 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Refuse To Be A Victim® Seminars teach methods to avoid dangerous situations and prevent criminal confrontations. Experts agree the most important factor in surviving a criminal attack is to have an overall safety stragety before you need it. Seminar topics address personal safety issues as well as home, automobile, telephone, technological, and travel security. Seminar participants are presented with a variety of common-sense crime prevention and personal safety strategies and devices they may integrate into their daily lives.
Refuse To Be A Victim® was developed by the National Rifle Association in 1993 in response to nationwide requests for crime prevention seminars. Members of the law enforcement community across the country have endorsed the program. The program is appropriate for teenages and up. With more than two thousand instructors, seminars have been held in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Trinidad and Tobago. Tens of thousands and men and women have benefited from the program and its life saving message.
Visit the Refuse To Be A Victim® Website
Clinton Branch on
Wednesdays from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Beginning August 20th classes start at 4:00 p.m.
There will be no class on August 27th
Lenora Blackmore Branch on
Thursdays from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Beginning August 14th classes start at 3:30 p.m.
There will be no class on August 28th.
E-Books and Digital Audio books come to the library! HCL cardholders in good standing can now check out and download digital media anytime, anywhere. Enjoy the convenience of a full novel that's stored entirely on your e-reader or download an audio book onto a compatible device and listen to a good story. Teens or Kids can visit their own separate eReading Rooms.
Henry County Library is proud to present to you
Sesame Street Ebooks!
Great entertainment for the child at home or on the go.
Visit the Sesame Street eBooks page for full details
Henry County Library's DVD Wish List
A library is usually a facility best known as a place for research and learning, but did you know it is also a place of entertainment. Many individuals list reading, and watching movies as some of their favorite leisure time activities. The library has over 80,000 books in their collection, lots and lots of titles, authors and genre from which to choose.
Many people love to watch movies in their spare time and the library can provide that activity also. Each year over 14,000 video and DVD movies from the library's collection are checked out to patrons. With a checkout period of one week and four movie checkouts per card, you can plan an evening for family fun, complete with popcorn and soda, for just the cost of the refreshments. Movies are available for children and adults. Mystery, comedy, TV series and classics are just a sample of the movies from which to choose
Many of the movies in the library collection have older release dates, that's where you can help. The Henry County Library has compiled a
Henry County Library "Wish List" on the Amazon.com website. Individuals may review this list of requested movies, order one or several and have the items shipped directly to the library?s address. Most movies fall in the cost range of $8.00 to $12.00. You may choose either new or used copies for purchase.
If you would like to for your purchase to act as a gift for a friend or family member, just contact the library with the recipients name and mailing address, we will sent a holiday card notifying them of your thoughtfulness.
It is our hope that with library friends and patrons purchasing DVD?s for the collection, that we will be able to provide a more updated and exciting collection for your viewing pleasure.
If you have any questions about the wish list or ordering process please contact us at 1-866-CALL HCL toll free or 885-2612.
Visit the Henry County Library Wish List at Amazon.com
The "Edge" machine (located in the Library gallery) features over 50 separate software programs for 3rd grade and up without the internet. The touch screen desktop computer is easy to use and the software is challenging to the older juvenile patrons of the library. Come explore the world of the "After School Edge" at the Library.
More details here.
More details about the display of items from the collections of the library staff
Neighbors Helping Teachers
Calling all parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and interested individuals. We have a project for you. It's easy, cheap and environmentally correct. The Henry County Library will be participating in the Neighbors Helping Teachers efforts by becoming a drop off point for supply donations. Many area teachers have experienced funding cuts to their budgets. These cuts impact the amount and variety of classroom supplies available for use by the students. Recycle those empty tissue/paper towel rolls, pill bottles, Pringles cans, string, beads, craft supplies, fabric remnants or envelopes of any size.
The Neighbors Helping Teachers group was formed to provide school educators of Henry and St. Clair Counties in Missouri with supplemental resources for their students and classrooms. Educators are welcome to "shop" for free, the 1st Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the old Samaritan Center, located on Center Street in Clinton. Faculty/Staff ID's are required, unless a district does not have them and then names will be checked against a list held by Neighbors Helping Teachers.
A full list of the supplies needed for the classrooms will be displayed at the Henry County Library main building and at the Lenora Blackmore Branch in Windsor. Donations will be accepted anytime during regular business hours.
Should you like to volunteer with the Neighbor Helping Teachers or have additional questions the contact number for the group is 660-885-1607 or Email to email@example.com.
Explore Missouri's Civil War History from original documents. Learn about Missouri's key role in the struggle between the Union and the Confederacy and the importance of the Trans-Mississippi Theater. Read first-hand accounts about the impact of guerilla warfare, martial law, forced displacement and economica chaos on the bitterly divided communities across the state.
With the assistance of the Missouri State Archives the board minutes of the Henry County Library and its predecessors have been scanned and the resulting images saved in a set of .pdf files, which are now available here on the Library's website.
EBSCO Auto and Small Engine Databases Now Available
The Henry County Library now has two new databases available, the Auto Repair Reference Center and the Small Engine Repair Reference Center.
The Auto Repair Reference Center database includes automotive repair information supplied by Point 5 Technologies, Inc., under license from Nichols Publishing, the former publisher of Chiltonr Information and information from Delphi Integrated Service Solutions. Auto Repair Reference Center contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information for most vintage makes starting as far back as 1945.
Small Engine Repair Reference Center? is the definitive online tool for small engine repair assistance, including: ATVs, commercial mowers, farm tractors, generators, motorcycles, marine (boats), outdoor power equipment, PWC (personal watercraft/jet ski), snowblowers, snowmobiles, tillers and other small engines. This comprehensive resource contains 410 reference books in full text with original photos and illustrations that guide the user through every job.
Access the Databases
Available at the Henry County Library