What’s New

E-Reader/Tablet Gift Service

April 17, 2014

Are you planning on giving an e-reader, tablet, or smartphone to a friend or loved one as a Spring holiday gift (Mother’s Day, Graduation, Father’s Day, Retirement)?  Then our E-Reader/Tablet Gift Service is for you! 

The High Point Public Library is providing complimentary gift boxes (with tissue paper, ribbon and gift tag included) to use to easily wrap an e-reader or tablet!

In the gift box we will also provide information on how to use the library’s free downloadable books from the North Carolina Digital Library  and our new downloadable audiobook service, OneClick Digital.  We can customize the information in the box by the type of device being given: Nook, Kindle, or Smartphone/Tablet.

The gift boxes will be available for pick-up starting Mon., May 5th.  Come to the Desk on the 3rd floor of the library to request yours.  There are limited quantities, so one per person, please!

For more information, contact  Julie Raynor at 883-3093 or julie.raynor@highpointnc.gov.

New Downloadable Audiobook Service!

April 14, 2014

Just in time for National Library Week, we’re introducing a new downloadable audiobook service called OneClick Digital.  It isn’t completely new since it has been available through NC Live, but we have our own site now and we plan on adding new titles to it starting in July.  OneClick Digital will provide a new selection of titles for avid audiobook listeners since there are some authors who work exclusively with OneClick Digital!

Christopher Paul Curtis

April 9, 2014

Join us on May 12th at 6:30pm for a very special program presented by the award-winning children's author Christopher Paul Curtis. 

Christopher Paul Curtis is the author of:

  • The Watson’s Go to Birmingham – 1963
  • Bud, Not Budd
  • Bucking the Sarg
  • Mr. Chickee’s Funny Mone
  • Mr. Chickee’s Messy Missio
  • Elijah of Buxto
  • The Mighty Miss Malone

His books have won a Newbery Medal as well as two Newbery Honor awards and three Coretta Scott King Awards. The Watson’s Go to Birmingham – 1963 was made into a feature film recently released on video.

Library Services at Deep River Recreation Center

March 31, 2014

Beginning April 1st you can pick up your requested library materials from 5-8pm Monday-Friday.  Drop off materials anytime at the walk-up drop box.

Deep River Recreation Center
1529 Skeet Club Road
High Point, NC 27265

Call the library or go online to request library materials and select Deep River pickup location.

NCDL For Kids!

March 19, 2014

Do your Kids like using the Kids Catalog (Scout) to find books?  If they do, I’m happy to announce that now they can access the digital library with their very own Kids Catalog.  Follow this link to try it out.


As you can see, it is geared to be very user friendly for kids to use independently.  New e-book and audiobooks titles will be added to the collection regularly.  If you and your kids haven’t tried the digital library and would like more information about it, feel free to contact Julie Raynor at 883-3093 or julie.raynor@highpointnc.gov to learn about upcoming help sessions or setup an individual training session. 


Happy E-Reading!!

 

Live Homework Help

March 5, 2014

"A real, expert tutor is just a click away. With a quick algebra question, or an advanced chemistry concept, a student can be getting help online from a certified, professional tutor in minutes."

Features:

  • Supports grade levels 4 - 12 (Including Intro to College level courses).
  • Ability to share files with your tutor.
  • Tutors are carefully screened experts, and include certified teachers, college professors, undergraduates from accredited universities and professionals.
  • Spanish option available.
  • Accessible from your home computer with your library card.

Hours:

Monday - Sunday from 4:00pm - 10:00pm

 

This service requires you to enter your library card barcode for access from home,  or access it from any public computer in the library without a library card.

Library Elf

February 18, 2011

HPPL, your perfect library, has purchased a subscription for you to the enhanced services offered by "Elf", your personal e-mail library reminder service. You can link to "Elf" here and sign up to start receiving convenient e-mail reminders about your holds, and reminders when your library books, DVDs, and other items are about to become overdue! 

Sign up for Library Elf