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Flora Public Library is announcing a fundraiser for the library’s technology fund. FPL recently had its HARSTAN collection digitized in order to preserve it.
Digital copies of HARSTAN yearbooks from Flora High School, for years 1920-1977 will be made available for sale to the public. Years 1978-2001 may be released at a later date. Editions from the last 15 years, will not be made available for sale to the public. This is in compliance with the agreement made with Flora High School prohibiting sale of the last 15 years of HARSTANS.
Each copy of the HARSTAN requested for purchase will be saved onto an individual flash drive provided by the library. Multiple copies of the same year will be saved on individual flash drives as well. One copy, regardless of date, equals one flash drive. Digital editions from 1920-1977 will be available for purchase for $25.00 per copy, both for same year and different years. Any defective flash drive will be replaced upon return of the original to the library within 30 days of purchase. For computer security reasons, copies will not be saved to personal devices.
HARSTANS will be ordered by filling out an order form and returning it to the library. Order forms must accompany all orders. Order forms may be obtained in person at the library, downloaded from the library website at www.florapubliclibrary.org or requested by email at email@example.com. Anyone paying with PayPal will use the PayPal form on the library website. A postage fee of $4.00 will be charged per flash drive if an order is mailed.
Patrons needing HARSTANS for years 1978-current, may use the print editions that are part of the library’s Local History Collection. Patrons may contact Lisa Hemrich, Yearbook Coordinator at Flora High School, 618-662-8316, about purchasing print copies of the HARSTAN that are still available for the last fifteen years.
Proceeds from digital HARSTAN sales go to Flora Public Library’s Technology Fund. Digital HARSTANS would make great birthday, anniversary or Christmas gifts!!!
FLORA PUBLIC LIBRARY CLOSURES
NEW YEAR’S DAY – JAN 1
PRESIDENT’S DAY – FEB 19
GOOD FRIDAY – MAR 30
MEMORIAL DAY – MAY 28
INDEPENDENCE DAY – JULY 4
LABOR DAY – SEPT 3
VETERAN’S DAY – NOV 12 (OBSERVED)
THANKSGIVING DAY – NOV 22
DAY AFTER THANKSGVING – NOV 23
CHRISTMAS EVE – DEC 24
CHRISTMAS – DEC 25
NEW YEAR’S EVE – DEC 31
NEW YEAR’S DAY 2019 – JAN 1
Plus all Sundays
Flora Public Library announces a partnership with Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests specifically based on the state’s DMV materials. It is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that let users hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask portions of the screen for greater visibility on the practice tests.
This partnership allows the Flora Public Library to harness the power of Driving-Tests.org’s specialized practice exams to turn new drivers into safer drivers. The new program will work as an outreach to several valued groups of patrons, including teens, those with disabilities, and seniors who need to take a renewal exam, as well as patrons at every other stage of life.
Driving-Tests.org is a part of Elegant E-Learning, Inc., an eight-year-old company with a proven track record of revolutionizing online resources for learner drivers. Driving-Tests.org is part of a plan to improve global driver safety by providing free practice tests written by experts to anyone who wants to study, along with online copies of official study guides. To help achieve this goal, the company has also created driving practice sites for the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and India.
Click here to get started: http://florapubliclib.driving-tests.org/illinois/illinois-permit-practice-test/
The Forget-Me-Not Resource Center at the Flora Public Library includes books, DVD’s, and other resources that anyone, regardless of having a library card, can check out. The materials cover topics on caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or related dementia, understanding dementia, biographies of people who have Alzheimer’s disease, educational books on brain health, activities to do with a person with Alzheimer’s, DVDs that are soothing and relaxing, educational and many others. If you do not have a library card, check out under Flora Forget-Me-Not.
Sponsored by Effingham Area Alzheimer’s Awareness
Jim Cartright, Plant Manager of Flora’s Cargill facility, along with members of his Cargill Cares team, visited the library recently to present a donation of $2,500.00.
Flora Public Library is grateful to Cargill Cares for this very generous donation. Their dedication and generosity to the community has an extremely positive impact on area residents. Thank you on behalf of the library board and staff.
Flora Garden Club Unit #13 presented a plaque in memory of Bernadine Rankin, a founding member, to Donna Corry, Library Director and the library board members on November 14th. The plaque will be displayed at the library and was presented by Shirley Conard and other Unit #13 members. The presentation was also attended by Bernadine’s sister, Jane Gilliland and her daughter-in-law, Jane. (pictured above)
SUPPORT FLORA PUBLIC LIBRARY WHILE YOU SHOP!!
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To help the library:
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