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1 What’s New at the Haddonfield Library? A Presentation on “What’s New at the Haddonfield Public Library” presented and developed by Susan Briant, Director of Haddonfield Public Library, on February 28, 2009

2 Mission of the Public Library : to serve the public The purpose of the HPL is to serve the people of Haddonfield by providing ready access to information and ideas. Building on a tradition begun in 1803, the Library is a center for lifelong learning, welcoming people of all ages, backgrounds and interests. The library’s collections and services are dynamic and designed to meet the informational, educational and cultural needs of the community.

3 What’s at the HPL? Extensive print collections + 85,000 Databases available from home Children’s Programs – Reading Activities DVDs – CDs -Videos Downloadable Audiobooks / Playaways

4 What’s at the HPL? Newsletters announcing new books via Virtual reference 24/7 Adult & Teen Programs Computer classes & demonstrations

5 Serving Special Needs Equipment for those with disabilities (Reading magnification machines) Large Print books for those with vision difficulties Large collections of Audio books for commuters, others with listening preference Access to NJ Library for the Blind and Handicapped for additional materials

6 Serving those with Special Needs Home delivery service via Interfaith Care Givers Librarian helps you to choose a profile Librarian assists with book selection IFC volunteer picks up and returns books, CDs or DVDs

7 Your library card A gateway to information online, even from home Search the library catalog online to find the books that you want to read in a timely fashion – place requests electronically from the library’s homepage Place requests electronically for items the library does not own Specialized collections – autism, parenting

8 Library webpage gives access to databases from home, work or anywhere Maintain your library account, register for a new library card online Renew books, place reserves, and see collections Check on library activities and programs View your reading history

9 Computer classes Learn about your family tree on Heritage Quest and Ancestry.com Learn how to use a PC Learn basic Internet searching Learn how to send an Learn how to get benefit from library card Patient teacher – professional librarian

10 Databases from home- go to RefUSA allows you to research a wealth of corporate information for marketing and business research. Data can be exported to Excel. Use your library bar code number for access to JerseyClicks.

11 Virtual Reference / Librarian available 24/7 for your information needs 24/7 Chat with a librarian.www.qandanj.org

12 Borrow books from other libraries Interlibrary Loan from more than 800 NJ and national libraries – opens the world of books

13 Thousands of magazines and newspapers in print and online Go to More than 200 magazines and newspapers – many circulate for one week

14 Philadelphia Inquirer Text of the Philadelphia Inquirer from present Text of Courier Post from now All available at

15 Summer Reading Activities for Kids Fun, reading,crafts, and special performances for kids during the summer Promotes reading and social interaction in a fun environment

16 Children at Summer Reading Club activities

17 Cub Scouts visit the library

18 Electronic and Print Business Resources Libraries contribute to economic development in a community The New York Times in full text Facts.com – current events back to 1980 RefUSA – via Wall Street Journal (Print) Value Line / Morningstar

19 What’s new in the last year? New adult book club- third Monday of most months at 7 pm at the library Downloadable videos to your computer Rockabye Readers for babies & parents 364 new electronic books for students and researchers

20 Downloadable Audio books to I- Pod

21 What’s new in the past year? Electronic newsletter – every month- subscribe by Author programs – Glenn Hurricane Schwartz, Monica Yant Kinney Cultural events – author program on 150 th anniversary of Haddy – January 2009 Coffee and tea at the library

22 Teen Movie Nights / Teen Corner New area in library for teens age 15 and above Monthly movie nights for teens at the library or high school Teen Advisory Board (TAB) – teens advising the library Creating a constructive space for teens to learn and relax

23 What’s ahead for your library? Much needed space for people to use books, dvds, and for recreational reading A facility that can serve the handicapped A Library that offers adult, teen and children’s programs, a community gathering place A place to properly house historical collections A technology center providing special collections online and from remote access

24 What has happened recently? Consultants’ report unveiled with Building Program for facility with purpose and function (at HF Foundation serving as fiduciary agent for library Professional fundraiser has been hired to gauge if significant private funds can be raised Possible capital campaign to raise funds

25 What has happened recently? What’s coming? Selection of an Architect to do Preliminary Design Preliminary work Sprucing up the building – paint and roof repairs Shared services with BOE and Borough of Haddonfield to save $$$$ Library web site will get a face lift Library referendum in future to vote on the cost of new or larger library

26 How can you help? Support your local library Join the Friends of the Library group, which provides the library with supplemental support beyond tax $$$ Write a letter supporting your library to the local newspaper Tell your elected officials of the value of the library and thank them for their support The public library supports the entire community- all ages and stages of life

27 Thank you for your attention For more information, contact Susan Briant, Library Director at or call


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