Our web site has improved greatly this year with the addition of some useful links to sites that can be accessed even if the library is closed. Found on our web page, below the “Library News” heading you will find the heading “Quick Links”. Under “Quick Links” heading click on the title “Electronic Resources”. This will take you to a list of links. Each heading is a link to a website followed by a paragraph describing the site. You can choose from a variety of amazing links that help us navigate this busy electronic age we are living in. Choosing Chilton Library is an alternative to the Chilton Manuals and there is actual live video! Learn the value of your antiques, access current up to date Indiana Legal forms that can be printed, learn a foreign language, or study your family history. All this and downloadable e-books and audio books are available online anywhere you can access the internet.
So if the library is closed for the holidays you can still utilize the website. It is always open.
Have a happy holiday!
Log in at: http://browncounty.lib.in.us
Go to My Account.
Log in or Create Account; need library card number.
Type in first and last name as one word using lower-case letters.
Click on My Info. Library materials checked out are listed.
Click on Renew or Renew all.
Go to catalog.
Type title of item to see if it is available.
Click on Details on left side of page.
Click on Hold It.
A Novel Bunch, the library’s book club that meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month, is talking about a favorite book in December. Each member will give a 5-6 minute summary of a favorite book that they’ve read. It can be from their childhood, such as A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, or a series such as The Lord of the Rings by J. R.R. Tolkien or a recent bestseller like Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn!
I’ll be talking about a book that was published in 2010 and recommended for book clubs! The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom takes place on a southern plantation in Virginia, in the late 1700’s- early 1800’s. A young Irish girl, Lavinia looses her parents on a ship and she and her brother are bought by the ship’s captain and she comes to live at Tall Oaks plantation as an indentured servant. Her close relationship with Belle, the Captain’s illegitimate daughter and the other slaves on the estate as a young girl, is contrasted with her acceptance by the Captain’s wife and son as she matures. Straddling the worlds of the Big House and the Kitchen House and seen through the eyes of Lavinia and Belle, this story is about race, social status, familial bonds and dark secrets!
Looking for some new decorations for the holidays? The library has some take and make kits containing all the supplies and instructions (except for the glue) to make a gnome and a Christmas tree. Stop by the desk to get yours. There is limit of one per person. Have a little holiday fun without ever leaving home!
If you want to know whether the library has a particular DVD you can always call the library. Well, not always. Not if it’s outside library hours.
But there is a way to access the library’s card catalog on your home computer. Here’s how:
1. Go to and click on the “catalog” tab.
2. Type in the title of the movie
3. Click on ‘title.’
If the library has it, the information about it will come up.
However, if you don’t know a title, but just want to browse the DVD collection? Here’s how:
1. Follow step #1
2. Beneath the green bar are four tabs (basic, power, visual, & copy categories). Click on the “power” tab.
3. Fill in only two fields.
In the first ‘keyword’ field type “DVD”
In the ‘material field’ dropdown box select “video”
4. Click on the search box (with the magnifying glass)
This will bring up our entire collection of DVD’s, numbering around 2,750.