Category Archives: News

e-Magazine Intro Workshop

Learn how to download FREE magazines to your tablet or computer!  Bring your device, if you like, to get started.

 

Did you know that the Library subscribes to Zinio for Libraries? This app gives you unlimited access to over 40 top rated magazines and back issues. Check out the link to Zinio on the front page of our website and set up your own account with your library card now. Or…come to the first of several workshops to get you started.

Weekly Summer Reading Programming

Call or stop by to Register your child today!

SHOP LOCAL – Friends Bags and Mugs for sale!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchase a gorgeous and sturdy canvas bag for ONLY $10!!  Do your kids need a sling bag for Field Trips?  These red ones are only $5 and have an extra zip pocket and adapter hole for headphones.  Proudly drink your morning coffee in our $2 mugs, knowing that you are supporting your local library!

Tumblebooks! Free online Books and Games for kids!

Did you know?!

The Library offers a free link to Tumblebooks, an online source of  animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love.

TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. TBL also includes National Geographic videos and math and puzzle games.

Simply click on the   tumblebooksand your child is off on an adventure of learning and fun!

Consumer Reports Online

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In response to patron requests, the Library has just purchased an online subscription to Consumer Reports.

Simply click the icon on the righthand side of our front page.  You will need to login in once with your library card.

 

 

 

Pay your fines online!

Did you know…..

that you can now pay your library fines online.  Log into your Sails Account  and you can see any fines you may owe on your account screen alongside your checkouts.

Easy and quick!

Halifax Digital Archives

Browse through the hundreds of digitized postcards, church records and photographs of Halifax history.  Courtesy of the Sails Digital History Collection.   Specific collection links found  here.

Depicted in this photo:  Old Home Day “Woodmobile and Portable Woodsaw” demonstrations behind the Congregational Church. Carriages and Carriage sheds as well as the fashions in 1900 can be seen. The “Hayward” house and Central School are in the background.

New Resources for Readers

NoveList – for recommended reading lists, read-alikes of popular books, book reviews and reading suggestions based on your interests.

BookLetters – for new releases, award lists, and reading lists geared to all ages. You can browse the lists, or subscribe to have them sent to your email address. Visit this page to subscribe to the Holmes Library monthly e-newsletter to stay up to date with library news and events.

Reserve Museum Passes Online!

Museum Passes

You can now browse for and book museum passes online. A valid library card is needed to reserve and pick up the pass.

Book Clubs

Adult Book Clubs

The Holmes Library offers three book discussion groups for adult readers, an evening group,  an afternoon group and a mystery readers group. Please feel free to try a group!

Copies of the books are available at the Circulation Desk, or can be reserved through our online catalog. For more information visit our Book Club webpage.