The library subscribes to nine newspapers and over 70 magazines. This is a great money saver for our patrons. These periodicals are kept in displays back in the quiet area near the fireplace, where there are tables, couches and lamps for your comfort.
Back issues of newspapers are kept in the shelves underneath the displays for approximately two weeks. The Democrat , our local weekly, is kept all year until it is transferred to microfilm. Many people come in regularly to read the newspapers. Some make copies of things like crossword puzzles or articles.
Current issues of magazines are generally kept in plastic sleeves and are not available for check out until the next issue arrives. This makes them available for more people. Back issues of magazines are kept for one to five years.
We are always glad to help you make copies of items at the circulation desk area. It only costs 10 cents per page. In order to keep the papers intact for everyone who may need them, please do not remove any pages or sections from the library.
For every can or non-perishable item of human, cat or dog food donated we will reduce your late fees by $1.00. Not valid on fines associated with lost or damaged materials. All food donations will support the Brown County Humane Society, Mother’s Cupboard and St. Vincent de Paul. Food for Fines will be honored through Sunday, December 9th.
Having company over the holiday season? Come to the library to find fun items to share with your friends and family. We have lots of really great books to read to the children in your group, magazines for everyone, Christmas movies for all, and cookbooks of all kinds to help you make goodies for meals and desserts. If you need decorating and crafting ideas, you can find those on the library shelves also. Have fun!
Sometimes you might need a book that this library doesn’t own. If we can’t purchase it for this library, we can request to borrow it from another. Interlibrary Loan is available to all patrons with a current library card in good standing.
Books are the most commonly requested Interlibrary Loan items, and we usually have no problem getting you what you need. Other items you can request from Interlibrary Loan are :
- Magazine or newspaper articles – these can arrive as photocopies or digital copies – some libraries charge for photocopies.
- Microfilm – to request microfilm you need to be very specific and provide all of the information required on the request form.
- Special requests can be made for audio and video materials, but many libraries choose not to lend those items through Interlibrary Loan.
It usually takes about two weeks to receive an Interlibrary Loan request. The due dates are set by the lending library and therefore vary. Interlibrary Loan is usually free, when a library does charge for an item it is usually no more than postage (at least $3.00). You can request up to three items at a time, one item per request form. If an item is newer than 6 months old, we won’t be able to request it through Interlibrary Loan, but may try to purchase it for this library. Ask at the desk for the forms.
“When the Frost is on the Punkin . . .” may come to mind when Fall comes to Indiana. Or perhaps as Halloween approached you heard, “An’ the Gobble-uns’ll git you Ef you Don’t Watch Out!” The author of those lines, James Whitcomb Riles, is well-known to many Hoosiers. In fact his name adorns the stone above the lower entry to our library here in Nashville.
However, there are others who have written about Indiana whose poetry is worth discovering. Each one approaches our state a bit differently. Their work isn’t written in the rhythmic rhymes that Riley used. Rather the flow of their words takes you gradually into the countryside, hills, towns, and farms where many of us grew up, or where those who moved here have come to feel is home.
As one of the authors tells us, “The purpose of poetry is to tell us about ourselves.” And so these writings do. Try them out and see for yourself.
They can be found under the subject heading “Indiana poetry” or by looking up author or title.
Carter, Jared. ” After the Rain.” 811.54 CAR
Carter, Jared. “Cross the Bridge at a Walk.” 811.54 CAR
Krapt, Norbert. “Somewhere in Southern Indiana” 811.54 KRA
Krapf, Norbert. “Bloodroot: Indiana Poems.” 811.54 KRA
Manning, Maurice. “Bucolics: poems.” 811.6 MAN