Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Resource Spotlight: NoveList Plus

Logo - Link to SearchI am going to let you in on a little secret: librarians do not know everything. I know that may come as a shock to you. Librarians don't know everything, but we should know how to find just about anything. To be able to do that, we need great tools. Now available in the eSources, you now have access one of our best kept secrets: NoveList. NoveList Plus is the "premiere database for reading recommendations" for adults, teens, and children for both fiction and nonfiction.

NoveList Plus features include:

Read-alike recommendations - did you love The Goldfinch? Want to read more books like that? NoveList can find read-alikes for you based on what you liked about (time period, mood, author, subject, and more).

Series information - NoveList contains full Series information for over 25,000 series! It also includes series read-alikes, so when you are done with Game of Thrones you can find another series you love just as much.

Reviews - NoveList contains reviews from professional journals (Booklist, Kirkus, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal), as well as from readers (via Goodreads) all in one place!

Award winners - Every book award that exists (that we know of) -- Caldecott Medal, Pulitzer, Man Booker, etc -- all in one place! 

Lists - Top ten, best of, favorites, recommended reading, etc. You will never be at a loss for book to read.

Book Club Guides - Hosting a book club?  Many titles include a book club guide with plot, character list, questions (and answers!).

To access NoveList:

1. Go to the Library Catalog.
2. Click on Search, the eSources from the drop down menu.
3. Click on NoveList Plus.
4. Enter your library card number.

Now you are ready to dive deeper into books than ever before! For more information about NoveList Plus, read here or contact us.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Holiday Bedtime Story Time

This year's Holiday Bedtime Story Time was another success! Children came to the library in their pajamas and enjoyed a puppet show and story time reading of the Night Before Christmas followed by singing classic Christmas songs. Afterwards, the kids could make a holiday craft and snack or go have their photo taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Even Ms. Becky got to tell Santa what she wanted for Christmas!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Holiday Happenings at the Library

Get into the spirit this year with our fun programs at the library! 

Holiday Bedtime Story Hour 

Thursday, December 10, 2015
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Wear your pajamas (mom & dad too) to the Haltom City Public Library's Holiday Bedtime Story Hour. Mr. & Mrs. Claus will also be making an appearance. There will be stories, a puppet show and a holiday craft. Don’t forget your camera!

Holiday Read for Children

Saturday, December 12, 2015 
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

North Central Texas Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will conduct a special story time for the Haltom City community. There will be variety of holiday stories, a play and a craft  for elementary school-aged children. 

Holiday Movie Night 

Monday, December 14, 2015
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Join us at the Haltom City Public Library for our Holiday Movie Night on Monday, December 14th at 6:30 p.m. The featured movie is 1992's "The Muppet Christmas Carol", which is a re-telling of the Charles Dickens Christmas classic...Muppet style.
Monthly Movie Night at the HCPL is sponsored by the Friends of the Haltom City Public Library.

Sassy Craft Saturdays 

Saturday, December 19, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Adults 18 years and older are invited to join us for the popular Craft Saturday series in December.
December's class, "Hedgehog." The supply list required for the December class is:
  • Book: paperback book of about 100
  • Buttons or pom-poms: 3 black buttons or 3 black pom-poms
 For more information contact instructor Brenda at 682-703-1707 or bkgroschup@charter.net. There is a $5.00 instructor’s fee. Craft Saturday is sponsored by the Friends of the Haltom City Public Library.
Supplies can be purchased at any craft store, such as Hobby Lobby, Jo-Ann, Michaels, etc.

All programs are at the Haltom City Public Library. Call 817.222.7786 for more information.

Thanks to the Friends of the Haltom City Library for the Book Tree!