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HCLS Announces New Automatic Renewal Benefit

Running short on time and have library books due? Didn’t get a chance to finish the last chapter? Forget to call and renew your books? Stuck out of town?

No worries! Hawkins County Library System now automatically renews your items on the due date extending your loan period for 2 additional weeks. If you’re finished with your items, simply return them. If not, you will receive a notice that your items were renewed and you have additional time to return them to the library without fines.

We implemented this feature as a benefit to our patrons and hope you find it to be convenient.

Important to note however is that items with existing hold requests will not be able to be automatically renewed. These items are typically new releases that are very popular. Additionally, DVDs and e-books do not automatically renew.

For more information on your library account, login on www.hawkinslibraries.org or contact your local branch today.

Current Library Hours:
Church Hill Public: Monday 9:30 a-7:30 p ; Tuesday-Friday 9:30 a – 5:30 p; Saturday 10 a – 2 p
HB Stamps/Rogersville: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9am -5pm Tuesday & Thursday 9am -8pm Saturday 9am to 1pm
Surgoinsville: Monday & Wednesday 9am to 5pm Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 2pm to 6pm

Contact your local branch:
Church Hill Public: 423.357.4591
HB Stamps/Rogersville: 423.272.8710
Surgoinsville: 423.345.4805

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Have You Checked Out a Digital Book Lately?

Libby Experts are hosting training sessions to help you access our library’s digital collection of ebooks and audiobooks through the free Libby app on March 19! You can sign up to join here: http://bit.ly/tnreadstrain.

As people increasingly read and listen to books on their smartphone or tablet, they’re discovering one of the best resources is their local public library. Hawkins County residents can access a wide selection of popular digital magazines, ebooks, and audiobooks free from Hawkins County Library System. With a library card, members of the community can borrow from the digital collection by downloading Libby, the award-winning reading app from OverDrive, or visiting http://www.hawkinslibraries.org.

“If you never used Libby, you should check it out today. There are thousands of books and magazines at your fingertips,” recommends Library Director Yvonne Woytovich.

In addition, Hawkins County Library is hosting live, virtual demonstrations of how to get started with borrowing ebooks and audiobooks through the Libby app. This free online event features sessions for both new and experienced users and takes place on Friday, March 19th. Three basic sessions are scheduled at 9:00, 9:30, and 10:00 central time, and a Libby Deep Dive Session will begin at 10:30. More information and registration can be found here: http://bit.ly/tnreadstrain.

Named one of Popular Mechanics’ 20 Best Apps of the Decade, Libby seamlessly connects first-time users and experienced readers with Hawkins County Library’s digital collection. This locally selected collection offers ebooks, digital magazines, and audiobooks including bestsellers and new releases. Readers of all ages can select from virtually every subject ranging from mystery, romance, children’s, business and more.

Readers may browse Hawkins County Library’s digital collection, instantly borrow titles and start reading or listening for free with a valid library card. This service is compatible with all major computers and devices, iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets and Chromebook™. Through Libby, readers can also “send to Kindle®” [US only]. All titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period and there are no late fees. Readers can also download titles onto Libby for offline use.To get started enjoying ebooks, audiobooks and more, download Libby or visit www.hawkinslibraries.org.