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  • HCR 2019

    KHCPL selects Where the Crawdads Sing as Howard County Reads books Asking a roomful of librarians “What’s your favorite book?” can cause a riot. It’s not an easy task to narrow a long list down to the top 15 and select one of those novels as the Howard County Reads book. But they did it. And the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library expects this year’s selection it to be one of the most popular....

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  • KHCPL Announces New OCLC Partnership

    OCLC Partnership The Kokomo-Howard County Public Library announces a new partnership with OCLC, a nonprofit library organization that provides shared technologies and services to libraries worldwide. With the partnership, KHCPL will implement OCLC Wise, the first community engagement system for U.S. public libraries. The estimated rollout is the fall of 2020. Wise is an integrated system that...

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  • PILOT PROGRAM NO MORE FINES ON KIDS' MATERIALS

    Library Pilot Program Eliminates Fines From Certain Materials   In an effort to remove reading barriers, increase childhood literacy, and improve library access, the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library has created a pilot program to eliminate late fees on certain items.   Effectively immediately, overdue fines will not accrue on books classified as juvenile, junior high, or young adult, no matter what...

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  • Civil War digitization grant

    Library Gets Grant to Help Digitize Civil War Soldiers' Letters and Other Records     In 2018 terms, an Indiana Civil War soldier writes to his wife, “I know it’s a warzone between Kokomo, Indiana, and central Georgia, but I’m lonely, so please come visit.”   In 1863 terms, his letter read, “Dear Wife … If we stop about the 1st of October, it will be in Central Georgia and at that time it will suit...

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