Effective November 1, 2019, Macmillan and its subsidiaries are restricting your library‘s ability to purchase e-books.
The Half Hollow Hills Board of Trustees has joined the national ALA campaign #EbooksForAll and is supporting a national embargo of Macmillan until year end.
We hope that Macmillan will change their mind by year end.
Click on the link above and sign the nationwide #eBooksForAll petition.
What does this mean for you? When you look for a Macmillan title in OverDrive or Libby, you will not find it.
When you search the OPAC for a new hard cover or audiobook, you might find that title from another library. However, the hold list will be long and most libraries will be restricting the title for their patrons only. In order to have an immediate financial impact on Macmillan, your Board of Trustees and many others in the county has decided we are not purchasing any title in any format until year end.
Not a day goes by that you don’t hear from someone struggling with the care of a mother, father, aunt, uncle, or spouse. As we age, certain daily tasks and chores can become increasingly difficult, which leads many seniors to consider moving into retirement communities. However, not everyone wants to leave their home.
Almost 90 percent of Americans 65 or older plan to stay in their homes as they age. Yet for many, the design of their homes is not suitable for older adults.
According to CDC, the population of Americans 65+ will double in the country over the next 25 years and by 2060 there will be over 98 million older adults, comprising 25% of the U.S. population. They can also be expected to live longer. Almost 20% of the older adults will be 85+, and demographics suggest that 600,000 will be over 100.
With this in mind, we will lead a panel discussion on October 12 at our temporary location, Chestnut Hill Elementary School. The purpose is to identify innovations in housing, wellness, services, and care-giving to effectively age in place.
Please note, registration for most adult programs (excluding cooking, Sunday performances, fitness, trips, the Senior Prom and Canasta) will begin on Monday, August 26 at 10 am. This is different than what is stated in the newsletter.
Registration for Children and
Teen programs remains the same (9/9 at 6 pm).