We’ve collected another 75 children’s books. Only 771 more to go! Children’s DVDs and CDs are welcome, too!
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Our goal this year is to collect 1000 books for our Annual Children’s Book Drive. We have already collected 154 books… that means we only have 846 more to go!
Help us reach this goal!
Support literacy and the love of books!
Harper College Library will be collecting new and gently used children’s books from November 1st – December 12th.
Books will be donated to Community Consolidated School District #15.
Drop boxes are located in the library and around campus.
Share the love of books.
Help make a difference.
Fast and easy to use.
Limits to peer-reviewed and scholarly journals with the check of a box.
When you don’t know where to start, search OneSearch.
You can find all types of resources in this one single search.
How does it work?
OneSearch retrieves citations from most, but not all, of the :Library’s resources; each citation includes a link to either the online version of the full-text or a link to where a paper (or microfilm) version is located within the Library.
It works by indexing content from thousands of publishers. Then it retrieves results from publishers with whom we have agreements. OneSearch doesn’t index content from all publishers, nor do we have agreements with all publishers. So in many cases you’ll still want to use subject-specific databases to find more info.
Results come back according to relevance. If your keywords show up in the title of a book or article, that gets the highest ranking. Words in abstracts and meta-data come next. Finally, if your words appear anywhere in the full-text, you’ll get a result.
OneSearch isn’t a search of all of the content the Library owns. Many publishers are not working with OneSearch, which means their content is excluded from the results. However, it’s a great place to start your research. As you move through your findings, you’ll find many of the subject-specific databases have more capabilities than OneSearch. But OneSearch allows you to search and retrieve results without first having to choose from over 40+ databases.
Congratulations to Adam V. for winning our Banned Books Week quiz! He picked up his delicious prize today!
The correct answers:
The dictionary has been banned. True
The Bible has been banned. True
Where’s Waldo was banned because Waldo wears stripes. False
Waldo was banned because one page showed the side-boob of a bikini-clad gal.
The Diary of Anne Frank was banned because it was written by a girl. False
One reason Anne was banned was because it was considered a “real downer.”
Sleeping Beauty was banned because of the kissing scene. False
Beauty was banned because it promoted magic and witchcraft.
Little Red Riding Hood was banned because of violence. False
Red was banned because there was wine in the basket she was bringing to grandma.
The Wizard of Oz was banned for the portrayal of a “good witch.” True
Check out these sites for more cool information on banned books.
question: Have you ever read a book that you thought should be banned or censored?
response: 70% of you said “no”
23% of you said “yes”
6% of you said “maybe”
Thanks for participating!
Join us for the ONE BOOK ONE HARPER movie series:
The Help (October 9th, 12:30 A243)
Far From Heaven (October 11th, 7pm J Theatre)
Imitation of Life (October 15th, 7pm, J Theatre)
Gosford Park (October 17th, 7pm, J Theatre)
The Help (October 23th, 7pm, J Theatre)
We hope to see you there!