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771 more to go!!!   Leave a comment

We’ve collected another 75 children’s books.  Only 771 more to go!  Children’s DVDs and CDs are welcome, too!

Posted November 14, 2012 by ckuffel in What's New?

846 Books to Go!   Leave a comment

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!

Posted November 9, 2012 by ckuffel in What's New?

Children’s Book Drive   Leave a comment

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.

Encourage reading.

Share the love of books.

Support literacy.

Help make a difference.


Posted November 1, 2012 by ckuffel in What's New?

New in the Library: OneSearch   Leave a comment


Fast and easy to use.

Limits to peer-reviewed and scholarly journals with the check of a box.

Saves time.

Reduces stress.

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.

Posted October 22, 2012 by ckuffel in What's New?

Banned Books Week Quiz   Leave a comment

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.


Yahoo! Voices

Huffington Post



Posted October 16, 2012 by ckuffel in What's New?

Banned Books Week Poll Results   Leave a comment

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!

Posted October 12, 2012 by ckuffel in What's New?

ONE BOOK ONE HARPER movie series   Leave a comment

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!



Posted October 8, 2012 by ckuffel in What's New?


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