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Summer Reading ends August 1st!
Make sure you turn in all reading logs, reviews or entries on or by August 1st.
Fizz! Boom! Read!Children in grades K-5 can spend the summer reading for minutes to earn great prizes, including a Kindle Fire HDX or a $100 gift card!
By Sparking a Reaction Teens can earn free books, t-shirts, water bottles and many other goodies for the minutes they read. They will also have a chance to win a Kindle Fire HDX or a $100 gift card. And don't miss the life-sized game night on Friday, July 25th!
Adults who participate in Literary Elements. can submits mini-reviews. These will count as their entry in the grand prize drawing for their choice of a Kindle Fire HDX or a $100 gift card.
Teens, celebrate the close of summer reading at our life-size game night! This event is open to grades six through twelve and advanced registration is required. Print the permission slip here and turn it in at any of our six locations by Thursday, July 24th. Don't miss three hours of gigantic gaming including Jenga, Pac-Man, Monopoly, Scrabble, Sorry and Candy Land!
Click here to download a printable permission slip.
Bicentennial Poetry Contest
The Morgan County Public Library and The Board of Brick Street Poetry Inc. invite you to participate in the Indiana Bicentennial Commission-approved Birthday Book project. We are looking for a poem from each of the 92 counties that will capture the history and spirit of each county. A panel of local judges will select five poems from Morgan County and submit them to Brick Street Poetry, Inc. Brick Street will make the final selections and have the book containing at least one poem from each of the 92 countries published by 2015, as we begin to celebrate the birthday of America's great nineteenth state, our Hoosier Home.
Eligibility: Current residents having lived in the Morgan County for at least one year, or any non-resident born in Morgan County having been a resident for at least twelve years. There are no age restrictions. Each entry must be the work of the person entering the contest. Each participant can only enter one poem.
Theme: Your poem should reflect the history and spirit of Morgan County.
Format: The poems may be up to 40 lines in any form, but their subject must be one that adequately represents Morgan County. Entries are to be typed or neatly printed and must have a poetry contest identification form stapled to the back of the poem. DO NOT put your name on the poem.
Deadline: Entries must be brought to the Main Branch of the Morgan County Public Library by Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.
Click here for an entry form.
Would You Like to Download Free eBooks and Audios using OverDrive?
Get started with one of these handy guides! If you find that you need assistance, let us know. We're happy to help!
For Kindle Fire & other Android Devices
For iPad, iPhone & iPod Touch
For Nook HD, Nook Tablet & Nook Color
For other questions, visit the OverDrive Help page.
Download Free Music From the Library
We are excited to offer you a new service - Freegal! What is Freegal? Freegal is a downloadable music service from the Morgan County Public Library and all you need is your library card number. There is no software to download, there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions and the songs are yours to keep with no expiration. Access to Freegal is limited to Morgan County Public Library patrons in good standing.
There are thousands of artists, tens of thousands of albums, and millions of songs available to you. The Freegal Music website has hundreds of genres of music from pop to punk, rock to rap, classical to Christian and everything in between. The content is based upon agreements with over 10,000 music labels, including the labels of Sony Music Entertainment.
You are allowed to download five songs per week. To get started, click here, or on the Freegal logo at the top of this page, enter your library card number and start browsing. Or, if you have an Apple or Android mobile device, you can download the free app. Just got to the Apple App Store or the Android Marketplace, a.k.a. Google Play. Search for Freegal Music.
Click here to search the Cemetery Database. You can either enter a specific name, or you view the entire listing for a particular cemetery by selecting it from the drop-down menu. The burial listings included in this database are primarily historic (pre-1970), but we are continually working to update them.
Click here to search for Morgan County obituaries. If the death occurred before 2011, the listing indicates the date the obituary was printed in the local newspaper, which we have on microfilm.
Learn Even More Languages with Mango Languages!
Mango Languages now offers forty-five foreign languages for you to learn as well as English as a Second Language (ESL) courses for speakers of 15 different native languages, thanks to the Community Foundation of Morgan County and the Morgan County Coalition for Literacy. From Arabic to Ukrainian and everything in between, including Hawaiian and Pirate, Mango is your window to the world's languages.
You'll need a computer (your own at home or one of ours) that has Flash Player installed. Or, there's a mobile app, so you can take your Mango to go! You'll also need a valid Morgan County Public Library card. Click here to begin or, click on the Electronic Resources and Databases link and scroll down to find Mango.
Online Learning with Vincennes University
The Morgan County Public Library is now a partner with Vincennes University's Learning Unlimited program. The Learning Unlimited program will focus on providing college credit and job-ready training programs centered at public libraries. Through Learning Unlimited, students have access to over 400 courses and more than 27 degrees.
The Library will play a crucial role as a source for wireless internet access and face-to-face support services for students enrolled in the program. Stop by our Main branch and meet the Learning Unlimited Coach- Wednesday (1-8 p.m.), or Friday (11 a.m.- 5 p.m.); or you can visit the Waverly branch on Monday (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.).
For more information, please contact Adam McKinley, Learning Unlimited Coordinator, at (765) 318-9368 or visit the Learning Unlimited website.
Cypress Resumé: A simple, effective resumé writing tool
The Library has acquired Cypress Resumé, an online tool that helps you effortlessly create a professional resumé in just a few minutes. Its easy-to-use format assures you won't spend hours trying to perfect your document-all the hard work is done for you. Simply plug in your basic information (as little or as much as you'd like), and Cypress Resumé creates a perfectly formatted document to help you land that dream job.
A resumé needs to grab the attention of an employer almost immediately in order to have the best chance of making it through the weeding process. Cypress Resumé's gigantic library of tens of thousands of professional statements is designed to do exactly that. Its database covers virtually all professions, grouping job types by core tasks.
With Cypress Resumé, there is no need to compose anything, ever. Simply type basic information about yourself and leave the difficult task of writing concise, descriptive statements detailing your abilities to the resumé builder.
Create a fantastic new resumé today. To access Cypress Resumé, click on Electronic Resources and Databases. Scroll down and look for the Cypress Resumé logo.
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Meet Morgan on Facebook
Morgan, the Library Bunny now has her own page on Facebook. Be her friend and she'll keep you up to date on her hectic life as the official library bunny as well as all the fun events going on in the children's department. Click here to be her friend, or visit Facebook and search for Morgan Librarybunny.
New! If you're not a member of Facebook, or just can't enough of Morgan, she is also a regular contributor to the Morgan County Library Blog.
View photos of the Bubble Truck, Irish Dancers, Steel Drums and even more library programs!
Shodo Calligraphy Workshop for TeensJoin Indiana artist Garret Uyeno for a workshop on Shodo calligraphy. Mr. Uyeno will demonstrate Shodo and give a brief history of the art at the Main Branch on Thursday, December 5th at 3 p.m. and on Friday, December 13th at 3 p.m. at the Monrovia Branch. Then teens, grades six through twelve, will have the opportunity to practice writing the traditional Japanese characters.
Space is limited and registration is recommended. You can register at Monrovia by calling the branch at 317-996-4307 or online on the
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