Board of Trustees Meeting

The Hazen Public Library Board of Trustees will hold their monthly meeting at D’Andrea’s at noon, April 14th.  Library board meetings are open to the public.  If you would like to be on the agenda, please contact the library at 748-2977.

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Freegal Music and Movies, Freading and Rocket Languages

These new database services are provided by the Hazen Public Library and the North Dakota State Library. Go to our website Under Links, click on Electronic Resources and scroll down to the “F” where you will find the links to Freegal Music, Freegal Movies and Freading; scroll to the “R” and you will find the link for Rocket Languages. Depending on what device you are going to use, you can either stream the music or download the app to your device and then download the music to your device.
Your login and password are your Hazen Public Library card (a 14-digit number that begins with 29052) and your PIN number. If you do not have a library card, please stop by the library and register.
Freegal Music is a “free and legal” music service that allows downloads and streaming. There are no DRM (digital rights management) restrictions. There are more than 8 million songs from around the world, hundreds of music genres to search from, and new songs regularly added to the database.
The service also presents more than 15,000 music videos in the MP4 format with no DRM. Videos count as 2 downloads because videos are considered premium content. You are limited to 5 downloads a week and 3 hours per day of streaming music. Music downloads are in the MP3 format. Get the free app at the Apple Store, Google Play (for Android), and (for Kindle Fire.)
Freegal Movies allows users to view up to 3 movies or TV shows per week. Users have 48 hours to watch their selection via streaming. If you don’t watch it then, you will need to wait 6 months until you can check it out again.
Freading allows users to download eBooks. Each eBook in the collection has a token value. Users have 6 tokens to use per week. Freading is compatible with a number of devices and does require an Adobe Digital Editions account. Freading can be accessed by clicking on the Electronic Resources/Books and Reading/Freading link on our website. See the FAQ at for more information on compatibility and Adobe Digital Editions, as well as to download titles. Users will have access to titles for two weeks, with an option to renew for an additional two-week period.
Rocket Languages is an online resource to assist people with learning a new language. Each lesson consists of an opportunity to hear the pronunciation and then test your skills. There are currently 11 languages, including English. Rocket Languages can be accessed by clicking on the Electronic Resources/Languages/Rocket Languages link on our website. Users will have to create an account the first time they visit the site and will need their library card number to do so.

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Gingerbread Houses and Christmas Trees

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School will be out and the kids will be looking for something to do so bring your kids down to the library Monday afternoon (December 22nd) to create their own gingerbread house and/or Christmas tree. We will be starting at 1:30 and kids of all ages are welcome! We will have lots of graham crackers, frosting, sprinkles, and other items to create their holiday masterpieces.
And if you can’t make it, have a very Merry Christmas from your Hazen Library!

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Get Your Walk Around Passports Stamped at Hazen Library

Christmas book
Don’t forget to stop by the Hazen Public Library during the Walk Around Thursday, December 4th, from 3:30 to 6:30 to have your Passports stamped and enjoy a treat. We will also have a sheet with suggestions of book titles for all ages…normally we would say “just come to the library and get your books, don’t bother buying them” but giving books as a gift–especially to children–is just the best gift ever! If you have questions on E-readers, we may be able to help you too. See you at the Walk Around!

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Princesses, Elsa’s, SuperHeroes and TMNT!

We had a full-to-way-overflowing turnout for our Spooky Storytime…hmmm, we could sure use a larger children’s area! Thanks to all who showed up and sorry to those who couldn’t get close to the storytime room! We will work out something for next year to give us more room for all our young library patrons! Happy Halloween!
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Bring the kids in for Spooky Story Time Friday, October 31st. All kids through the 3rd grade are invited to the fun at the Hazen Library starting at 4 pm. Costumes are encouraged!

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Storytime Begins

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Hazen Library Storytime will begin Monday, September 15th at 10:30 am. Once again, Jen Wallender will be leading storytime so plan on lots of energy, great stories, movement, laughter, and FUN! Storytime will continue to be held on Mondays this year.

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