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Genealogy Resources

national family history monthDid you know that October is Family History Month? You can start exploring your family tree with premium online resources right here at rhpl.org! At the library, you have access to Ancestry.com, the popular website where you can search census, birth, marriage, and death records, ship manifests, and so much more. From home, you can use HeritageQuest Online to discover your ancestors in family histories and records from immigration, military service, and the Freedman's Bank. Still need a little guidance? You can drop into the Local History Room for genealogy help the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from 6:30-8:30pm now until November, and the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month from 10:00am-12:00pm now through May.

Posted on Thursday, 01 October 2015
The Life of a Library Book

One exciting new feature of the recent building addition is the Automated Handling System. As soon as an item is returned in the drive-up window book drop, it travels on a conveyor belt, is checked in immediately and is sorted and ready to be shelved.

Learn more about this new piece of machinery and see the life of a library book in this video:

Posted on Tuesday, 23 June 2015
Zinio Magazines Available!

ziniobannerOnline access to over 250 of your favorite magazines is available through Zinio, the world's largest newsstand! Visit ebranch.rhpl.org/magazines to get started. You'll find a complete list of magazines available, downloadable instructions, and more.

Newsweek, Vogue, Everyday with Rachael Ray, Golf Digest, Conde Nast Traveler, Elle Decor, National Geographic, Martha Stewart Living, O: the Oprah Magazine, Family Handyman, ESPN Magazine, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance are just a handful of titles you can download and enjoy 24/7. With Zinio, you can check out as many magazines as you like, keep them as long as you like, and never receive any overdue fines!

Posted on Monday, 27 April 2015
Importance of librarians
Posted on Tuesday, 14 April 2015
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