A National Geographic Magazine database was recently added at the Harlan Public Library in memory of the late Jane Carroll, who was a long-time county educator and supporter of the library.
“The data base was purchased with funds donated in memory of Jane Carroll,” said Director Rich Haynes. “When she passed away, these funds were donated in her name. The data base was a one time purchase price. So, we now own the database forever and only have to pay a $30 per year fee.”
The new database has all the National Geographic magazines from 2005 to the late 1800s when the magazine first began. Haynes said the site has “every picture, map and article digitalized and available now in a database.” He said it has a search feature and you can just go in and find anything you are looking for or you may browse the issues.
Haynes said they will also be re-adding their Mango Languages Program within the next two weeks. Previously the program was available on their website, but due to “not many people using the site, it was let go.”
“We now have enough interest to re-instate the program,” said Haynes. “Mango Languages has 26 language programs, four English as a second language (ESL) courses, which include Spanish, French, Chinese and German for people who are learning English from one of those other languages.”
Also available at the library are down-loadable audio library books, Kindle books, ancestry.com and many more.
“We have down-loadable children’s guides and the Chilton Library car manuals, which helps you learn how to fix your car,” said Haynes. “We have a new program, that is seeing a lot of use, it’s our Testing and Education Reference Center. This has practice tests and test taking strategies for all the major tests from GRE, GED, SAT, ACT, PSAT, ASVAB to all the graduate degree tests, nursing and firefighters to name a few.”
Haynes said they also have Career Transitions website, which shows you how to write a resume and how to apply for jobs online.
“We have Price It! Antiques and Collectibles website,” said Haynes. “A man came in recently with some old railroad lanterns he had in his basement and he was able to search eBay and other auction sites to find out the item’s worth. This is all accessible from your home computer. All you need is a library card void of any late charges or fees.”
For more information you may visit harlancountylibraries.org or call 573-5220.
Reach Nola Sizemore at 606-573-4510 or at firstname.lastname@example.org