On September 13 - 19, Hagerstown Library will be participating in "Get Outside the Lines," an initiative to reintroduce public libraries to their communities. We're working on a big art project as part of #GetOTL, but we want to introduce you to MORE of what the library does and is committed to doing.
Public libraries, along with museums, have long been that place associated with informal learning. Did you know that over a person's lifespan only about 20% of their knowledge comes from "formal learning" or learning in a school setting? That means that those places involved in informal learning really need to take their roles seriously. Hagerstown Library does.
On September 19, we're not only getting outside the lines of what people think about libraries. We're getting outside in general.
Join us as we participate in International Observe the Moon Night at 8:00 p.m. at the Dr. Miller Memorial Park across the library. We will have telescopes set up, sky mapping activities, and Moon Pies (to eat...who doesn't like Moon Pies?) on a first come, first serve basis. ... See MoreSee Less
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Hagerstown Jefferson Township Library shared Pickford Community Library's photo.
Congratulations to the Pickford Community Library and the kid of Pickford, Michigan for beating their 200,000 minute goal this summer! ... See MoreSee Less
WAY TO GO, SCHOLASTIC CHALLENGE READERS -- YOUR RECORD HAS CLIMBED TO 202,439 MINUTES! You are doing a remarkable job this summer. With 5 days to go in the challenge, keep logging those minutes. Let's see how high we can go! Be sure to stop by the library for prizes this week, too! (Pictured below: The newest member of our library team, Heather Murray, proudly points to your minutes on the achievement thermometer. You can also see the thermometer rise daily at www.pickfordlibrary.org.)
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Check out Kip Moore’s new album, and enter the Kip Moore Wild Ones Giveaway today. kipmoore.pgtb.me/2NDGk2
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Getting a Library Card
Who can get a library card from Hagerstown Jefferson Twp Public Library?
Almost anyone. A variety of different cards and account types are available based on where you live. To apply for a library card, you will need to provide proof of residency as well as a completed application form. Click here to view acceptable proofs of residency. You can download an application form or get one at HJTPL.
- Green Card/Resident, full access Account – Residents of Jefferson Township*, Wayne Co., Indiana are eligible for a free account. First-time cards are free. Replacements for lost cards cost $2. A resident, full access account allows you to borrow materials from the Hagerstown Public Library as well as all libraries that are part of the Evergreen Indiana consortium. Click here to see a list of other Evergreen Indiana libraries. Individuals with resident accounts may also borrow downloadable books from the eIndiana Digital Consortium, powered by Overdrive. Full-access accounts must be renewed every two years at no charge.
- Green Card/Non-resident, full access account – Individuals residing in an area of Indiana not served by a library may apply for this type of account. The annual application fee is $65. Individuals with a HJTPL non-resident card have the same borrowing privileges as residents including access to all of Evergreen Indiana and the eIndiana Digital Consortium. Non-resident accounts must be renewed annually at the non-resident rate.
- Blue Card/Reciprocal borrower, limited access account – Individuals residing in certain Wayne Co., Indiana townships or in those libraries participating in the state-wide reciprocal borrowing program are eligible to apply for this type of account. Reciprocal borrowers have access to the physical holdings of HJTPL, but may not borrow digital holdings or items only available through Evergreen Indiana. Individuals seeking a reciprocal borrower card MUST have a library card from their home library. A home library is defined as the library that serves your taxing district. In the case of Wayne reciprocal borrowers, this home library is nearly always Morrisson-Reeves Library. Reciprocal borrower accounts must be renewed annually at no charge. First-time cards are free. Replacements for lost or stolen cards are $2.
- Blue Card/Student Account – Students of the Nettlecreek School Corporation that do not qualify for a reciprocal borrower card may apply for a student card. Student cards have the same borrowing privileges as reciprocal borrower cards and must be renewed annually at no charge. First-time cards are free. Replacements for lost or stolen cards are $2.
*Residents of Center, Jackson, or Washington Township in Wayne Co., Indiana or the Town of Dublin, Indiana should apply for an Evergreen Indiana resident card at their local library. This card will provide these residents with access to the HJTPL physical holdings.