Day 3 of our Summer Reading Program Special Storytimes

Hi everyone – Come on by at 10:30 am on this rainy day today (6/16) for our third day of the SRP Special Story Days.  Today’s theme is Heroes on Four Paws and the craft will be a Super Stretch Dog.  If you can’t make it, make sure the kids keep on reading’ so they can get their names entered for the iPod or Kindle at the end of the session in August.

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Summer Reading Program 2015 sign up begins Tuesday, May 25th.  Once again, children will be given reading sheets to keep track of the minutes they read.  When they have met the requirement, Mom/Dad/Guardian/Babysitter, etc., signs the form and the kids return it to the library for a treat or a small toy.  Every time they return their sheet, the sheet will then be entered into the two drawings at the completion of the program…they could win a Kindle or an iPod.

Special Story Days will be held on Tuesdays in June: June 2nd – Superhero Roundup; June 9th – Heroes Don’t Always Wear Capes; June 16th – Heroes on Four Paws; and June 23rd – Keep Being a Summer SuperREADER!  Story time is 10:30 am. A craft will be done at each storytime.

We hope all kids will join us for Every Hero Has A Story!


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Thanks for the donations!

The Library has received donations of $100 each from The Coteau Properties Co. and Basin Electric Power Cooperative to be used for the Summer Reading Program.  We also received a $500 donation from Great River Energy to be used for adding to our DVD and audio book collection.  We are very grateful to these companies for the value they place on their local libraries and the communities in which they operate.

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The Hazen Library Board of Trustees will hold their monthly meeting at D’Andrea’s on Tuesday, May 12th, at noon in the Red Room.  If you have an item you wish the board to address, please contact the library at 748-2977 to be added to the agenda.

Hazen Public Library
Board of Trustees
Meeting Agenda

May 12, 2015

Call to Order
Approval of Minutes to last meeting
Financial reports and paying of the bills

Old Business:
Used book sale
Open House/Party

New Business:
NDSL Internet Tech help
Review of:
Bylaws & Procedures Manual, Personnel Manual

Set date for review of Technology and Internet Policies
Disaster policy

The mission of the Hazen Public Library is to provide and promote
open access to reading and cultural, intellectual and informational
resources that will enrich and enlighten all segments of our community.

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Join us Thursday, April 23rd, from 2 pm to 5 pm to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Hazen Public Library.  In April of 1965 the Hazen Public Library was founded with Minnie Miller as the Library Director.  From the sounds of it, she was a really cool lady.  More than 400 people showed up to celebrate the grand opening of the library…that is a lot of people considering the population of Hazen was about 1250 people.  We are so fortunate to have a city government that has been very supportive and realizes the importance of a great public library to a healthy community.  We will have some guessing games and door prizes and don’t forget to download the following scavenger photo hunt sheet for further chances at winning prizes. Behind Every Great Community is a Great Library!  There are prizes for kids and adults and we hope you will all join us for this special event!       2015 SCAVENGER HUNT PHOTOS

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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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