Friday, March 30, 2007

New Geneaology Database

Heritage Quest is our new geneaology database. This is in addition to our Ancestry Plus Library edition. Those that are interested in finding their roots or just intersted in the past need to checkk out both of these databases. While you are on the database page take a look at all the online resources that the library has to offer.
Also on the Kids' page and the Teen Page there are databases geared towards them. We offer Sirs Discoverer, Kids Search as well as Tumble books.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Centennial Committee to meet again.

The Oklahoma Centennial Planning Committee will meet at the Library on Sunday the 25th at 2:00 p. m. Hope to see everyone there.

New Antique Database

We have added a new database on our website. It is P4A. It can be accessed through the library only. This site has resources to find almost any type of antiques you may be looking for, or the value of something you may already have. Ninety percent of their database records come from "live" sales for a better marketing environment. Come in and check it out!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Centennial Celebration Planning Session

Representatives of local civic organizations and members of the general public interested in celebrating Oklahoma's 100th birthday and recognizing Hartshorne's 110th year are invited to attend a meeting that will be held at the Hartshorne Public Library on Sunday March 18th at 2:00 pm. For information contact Virginia Barlow at 297.3432

Library Supporters Asked To Contact Legislators

Oklahoma library supporters have launched an effort to get increased state aid for the state's libraries. Flyers asking "What would you buy with $2.50?" are being distributed. The flyers note that increased state aid of $2.50 per person per year amounts to either a "cafe latte" at the local coffee shop, or better library services for all of Oklahoma.State aid to public libraries has averaged 50 cents per person for the past 20 years, the group notes, while the cost of materials and services has skyrocketed. No new taxes are required to increase the state aid to $2.50 per capita; funding can come from existing state revenues that have increased this year.State aid is used to meet particular needs of each library and community. Some libraries use the funds to purchase materials, while others upgrade computers, begin wireless services or provide more educational programs for children.Those who support the move for increased state library aid are being asked to call or email their legislators. The Oklahoma lawmakers can be reached at 405-521-2711 or 1-800-522-8506. The website is here.

Welcome new Amber Dalpaos

Hartshorne Library is happy to welcome our new part time employee, Amber Dalpaos. We hope that she will enjoy working here for a long time. Please, say hi to her when you visit the library.