It is was incorrectly reported in the newspaper that the library is closed on Monday, October 12th in observance of Columbus Day. We are happy to report that the Main Library, the Arlington Branch Library and the Bookmobile will all operate on a normal schedule today. We look forward to seeing you.
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library has announced the selection of the fiction work The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez as the CommunityREAD 2016 book. Ms. Henriquez will visit Hancock County on March 11th during CommunityREAD month for a public presentation at 7 p.m. at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts.
The Book of Unknown Americans is a novel of hopes and dreams, guilt and love—a book that offers a resonant new definition of what it means to be American.
Cristina Henríquez is the author of Come Together, Fall Apart, a collection of stories, The World in Half, and most recently The Book of Unknown Americans —a dazzling page-turner about a family’s hopes for their new life in America. The Book of Unknown Americans is one of the New York Times’ Notable Books of 2014 and made it onto many other Best of 2014 Book lists, including The Washington Post, NPR, among others. For more information about Community Read, click here.
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will be taking part in the Big Library Read program. Library card holders will be able to borrow and read the eBooks The Door in the Hedge by Robin McKinley and In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters, starting midday Wednesday, October 7 and concluding at midnight on October 21 (U.S. EST) by clicking here.
Big Library Read is the worldwide digital version of a local book club. The program gives libraries and library patrons unlimited simultaneous access to a popular title during the program dates, creating a virtual, global eBook club. Interested patrons will be able borrow The Door in the Hedge by Robin McKinley and In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters using a valid library card, and read on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Nook®, Android™ phones and tablets, and Kindle® without worrying about wait lists or holds. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and best of all, there are no late fees!
Early Literacy is fun for the whole family! Join us at the library for a special storytime, crafts, and activities. The Literacy Coalition of Hancock County will also host a variety of activities for preschool children in conjunction with Dolly Parton Imagination Library.