Children’s program schedule resumes

The holiday break is over and winter programs in the Children’s library resume this week.

Tuesday Tales (2-5 year olds) Tuesday, January 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Children’s library activity room.

Alphabet Soup (3-5 year olds) Wednesday, January 7 at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s library activity room.

Movie Matinee (K-4th grade students) Thursday, January 8 at 4:00 p.m. in the Library community room.

iOS 7 and Overdrive

Apple released iOS 7 recently and many Apple users may have upgraded their device(s) or will be upgrading in the near future.

When an existing OverDrive Media Console (OMC) user upgrades to iOS 7, the app will fail when trying to open a DRM-protected eBook. New or first time users of OMC are unaffected by this issue meaning that if you download the app for the first time post-iOS7 update you will not experience this issue.

We are resolving the issue but in the meantime, the immediate remedy for users is to uninstall and re-install the Overdrive Media Console app which will also require the user to re-authorize with Adobe. IMPORTANT NOTE: A re-install will clear a user’s bookshelf, history, and app settings.

Audiobook users won’t notice that anything is different unless they attempt to download parts of audiobooks they already downloaded to OMC before upgrading to iOS 7. A user will receive an error message informing them to download the title again.

Storytime@HAPL

An important element of early literacy is reading aloud to small children. You cannot start too soon – even pre-verbal children love their books! There are several reasons why libraries make a priority of offering storytimes to preschool children.

  • Reading stories aloud introduces children to literature
  • It helps to stretch their attention spans and improves their listening skills and other social skills
  • It expands their vocabulary
  • It helps to reinforce the notion that there is a direct connection between the print on the page and the words being spoken
  • It promotes the library as an enjoyable place where learning is fun

But the best reason of all is that a great story read aloud is a pure pleasure, both to the teller and to the listener. A story shared by an enthusiastic reader and enriched with bright pictures generates shivers of anticipation and delight in the listeners, introducing them to the magic of worlds to be discovered in books.