Library Closed on Monday, September 7, 2009

The library is closed on Monday, September 7, 2009 in observance of Labor Day.


Downloadable audiobooks available to CT library cardholders!

The Connecticut State Library is pleased to announce its free downloadable audio books service to Connecticut library cardholders. The service includes over 1,300 digital audio book titles, with more to be added in the future.

Click HERE for the downloadable audio book website.

How do I browse for an audio book?
Click on the link above to browse the available audio books. Log into the website by clicking "LOGIN" on the top right corner of the audiobook website. Enter your 14 digit library barcode number and click "GO". Search for titles by using using links on left side of screen.

How many audio books may I check out?
Patrons may check out two audiobooks at a time to your home computer or transfer to your iPod, iPhone or media player that plays windows media audio (wma) files. You may download more books after your checkout time period is over. You may place up to three holds on titles at a time.

How do I download an audio book?
Select an audio book by adding the book to your bookshelf, or by placing a hold on the book if the title is checked out by another patron. Click on your "bookshelf"on top right of screen.
If the book is immediately available, you will see a "DOWNLOAD NOW" button. Before you download the audio book, install Ingram Media Manager for PC or Mac OS X using the correct shortcut on the download page.

Once Ingram Media Manager is installed, click "download now" to download the audiobook.
If the audio book you requested is checked out by another patron, you will be notified by e-mail when the book is available for you to download.

What software do I need on my computer?
You need an Internet connection, Microsoft XP or Vista operating system, Mac OS X, and Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari. You must download Ingram Media Manager onto your computer to perform the download and transfer of the audio book. A shortcut to download Ingram Media Manager is available on the audio book download page.
You can listen to the audio books on your computer using Ingram Media Manager or transfer the book to your iPod, iPhone or wma compatible device. Click for a list of other compatible software required on your computer.
Can I download these audio books to The Henry Carter Hull Library's computers? Currently, this service is available for home computer use only.

Please click on the following links for more detailed instructions:
Downloadable Audio Book Quick Start Guide
Frequently Asked Questions
e-Audio User's Guide

Learn how to use JobNow, a job skills resource at the Clinton Library September 14, 2009

Jobseekers and those looking to improve their résumé are invited to the Henry Carter Hull Library on Monday, September 14, 2009 at 6:30 pm for a live demonstration of the new JobNow service.

JobNow is an online service that provides free résumé critiques and live interview chat sessions with job coaches.

Librarian David Boudinot will demonstrate the strengths of JobNow and how it can be used to improve your résumé or build confidence for an interview.

This event is free and registration is required by calling (860) 669-2342.

More information can be found at http://www.hchlibrary.org/ or by calling the Henry Carter Hull Library at (860) 669-2342.


Fall 2009 Adult Programs Brochure is here!

The Henry Carter Hull Library's
Fall 2009 Adult Programs

Mark your calendars for some exciting upcoming events!

Click for Printable PDF Version


Rotating Art Display at the HCH Library

Rotating Art Display at the HCH Library

Did you know that the library displays artwork by local artists, rotating on a monthly basis?

Now displaying "Photographs of India" by Rachel Byrne.


Order Back to School Supplies through this Link and Help your Library!

Use this Amazon link below to shop, and Amazon will donate up to 15% of your purchase to the HCH Library at no extra cost to you!

Use this link any time you shop on Amazon.com all year long. Thank you for your support!

(if you are unable to see the link above, please use the URL link below)


Career Express Bus to offer job search assistance at Clinton Library August 25, 2009

Career Express Bus to offer Job Search Assistance
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Connecticut Department of Labor is bringing the Career Express Bus to the Henry Carter Hull Library on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 from 9:30 – 3 pm to provide free job search assistance.

Jobseekers can conduct online job searches, learn about job search resources in the mobile computer lab on the bus, or have their résumé critiqued by a Certified Professional Résumé Writer.

Assistance will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis and information about the Department of Labor/CTWorks career centers and services will be available.

This event is free and no registration is required.

Library was Closed on Saturday, August 1, 2009 due to power outage

The library was unexpectedly closed on Saturday, August 1, 2009.

Due to the inclement weather on Friday, the library experienced a power outage from Friday at 4:30 p.m. until late Saturday evening. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you.