Friday, August 26, 2011

eBook Reviews: Coming Soon!

Have an ereader? Reading ebooks on your laptop, iPad, or phone?  Not sure what to download next? You go to the library for book suggestions and reference questions, but where do you go when you need ebook suggestions? Hubbard Public Library, of course!

We will be offering ebook reviews here on our blog monthly. You will be able to learn more about the book, its author, and each review will include multiple ways for you to access the book.

As always, your comments and questions are welcome. Let us know when you read a title and if you agree or disagree with the review. Are we neglecting your favorite genre? Tell us!

Are you an author or publisher with an ebook you want reviewed? Email for submission information and guidelines.

Monday, August 8, 2011

What are your back to school plans?

It's back to school time again. I know, groans from children; cheers from parents. You have school supplies to gather, new shoes and that perfect first day outfit to worry about, but what about the library? Will you be using the library to get ready for school?

How can the library assist with back to school? Let me count the ways:

1. Review material a few weeks before school starts again.
       The library offers free computer access to everything from elementary school review on Learning Express to foreign langauge skill reviews on Mango and Byki language databases. Simply visit our website at and click on Reference and Research on the tab in the menu at the left.

2. Let a good audiobook lull you to sleep early so you can practice that 6 am wake up call.
        You can come in and check out an audiobook or click this link Sign in with your library card, choose an audiobook, and you can listen to it via computer or transfer to your
own MP3 Player. You can even burn some of the audiobooks to CD for convenient use!

3. Finish all that summer reading so you aren't stressed out.
         You can go to our website, search for a book, and click on "REQUEST HOLD". Then put in your library card number and the book will be requested for you. You can also renew books while you are  
signed in. We'll call you when the book is ready to be picked up! Even better, call us at 330.534.3512 and change your notifications to TEXT- we'll text you when your book comes in. No more checking
answering machine- or hoping whomever checked it gives you the message!

4. Re-connect with your friends.
         Has it been a while since you've seen anyone from school? Hang out at the library with them. There are tons of fun things to do, no matter what age you are. The children's room still has plenty of programs going on and the teens meet every Thursday at 3pm. Join the fun!

5. Rebel (a little).
         Ask us about our "Of Misfits and Mayhem: Banned Books Read Out". Enjoy a banned or challenged book while supporting the teen services of the library. A great event for the entire family!

6. thru ....
There are millions of ways the library can help you get back to school. Add a reason of your own in the comment section below!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


This Saturday, August 6 from 11-4 pm join us for our mini anime convention. Panels will include everything from  an introduction to Japanese fashion to the world of furry fandom.

You can listen to a panel, participate in Yu-gi-oh or Pokemon Tournaments, read manga, or view different anime features in our screening room.

All activities will be run by our YAC@HPL (Young Adult Council at Hubbard Public Library) teen volunteers, who have done an incredible job organizing the event.
Please join us!