Monday, February 28, 2011

eBooks are here!

It's true! The exciting new program we've been waiting for launched at 10 am this very morning. You can now download ebooks, audio books, and video with your Hubbard Public Library card! This feature can be accessed from our website at Simply locate the download graphic on the far right side of the homepage and click on it. It will take you to the Ohio eBooks Project where you can look for books to download.

OverDrive Media classes are being offered beginning March 5 for patrons who are interested in learning more about how to use the program or how to move the downloaded item from their computer to an ereader or MP3 player. Our goal is to assist you as much as possible, so we highly recommend attending on of our classes. You can register for a class by calling the circulation desk at 330.534.3512.

Watch out blog for updates all week to learn more about OverDrive Media, the Ohio eBooks Project, and how you can get the maximum use of this service.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

YAC@HPL 4 u? 4 me?

What is YAC@HPL? It stands for Young Adult Council at Hubbard Public Library and serves teens ages 13-18. The council is currently working on establishing teen programs and teen volunteering opportunities at the library.

One of the newest teen programs that YAC@HPL has created is the Anime Club. This group begins meeting on Thursday, March 10 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm, and will continue to meet at that time the second Thursday of each month. The Anime Club will also feature Japanese culture, Manga, occasional cosplay, and additional activities.

YAC@HPL will also meet the fourth Thursday of every month for the YAC@HPL Book Club, affectionately referred to as a "not your mother's" style book club; meaning that there will be technological aspects that are not found in typical adult book clubs. Keep an eye here on the blog and check our website occasionally ( to learn more as the book group unfolds. The first meeting on March 24 will help establish which books will be read each month. Book selection will be made by the group and all teens all welcome.

So, YAC@HPL is the new teen programming at the library. If you are a teen, please join us. If you are not a teen, please refer one.If you have programming suggestions for teens, please comment and share them.

TEASER: YAC@HPL is creating a video to enter in the national ALA video competition with the theme: "Why I need my Library." Watch for links to the final video in April. Good luck, YAC@HPL!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Because We Care...

At Hubbard Public Library, we care. We care about our patrons. We care about our community. We care about you. In light of the winter weather that has passed through Northern Ohio this winter, we want to express how much we care about where you are Saturday, Feb . 19.

We hope that you will join us for a blood drive during the hours of 10:30 am to 2:30 pm. The foul winter weather caused the cancellation of 18 blood drives, resulting in a shortage of over 600 pints of blood. This could affect nearly 1800 patients in Northern Ohio.

We look forward to seeing you this Saturday. For additional information about the Northern Ohio Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross, please visit For information about the library, please email

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Connect with us!

We are very excited to announce our new blog, our Hubbard Public Library Facebook page, and even our new Twitter ID: HPLBeyondBooks! We hope you will join us either in person at the library or online in whatever format most appeals to you. Feel free to post comments, ask questions, and let us know what you are reading!