Thursday, September 27, 2007

Public Internet Computers: new log on procedure

PC Timer: The Crawfordsville District Public Library is using a log on system for the Internet computers on all floors. Each person is allowed 1 hour per day, but you may get to extend your time if all computers are not occupied (your computer will give you the option to extend when you have 5 minutes remaining in a session). You may log on for as many sessions as you wish per day until your maximum time is reached. There are two ways you can log on:

1) with your library card number + PIN (you are allowed two extensions of 30 minutes apiece)

If you have forgotten your library card PIN, you must ask a staff member at the Circulation desk (1st floor) to reset it to a new PIN (the staff can't tell you what your old PIN was). If you lose your library card and want to replace it, there is a $1.00 charge.

2) with a guest number + PIN (you are allowed one extension of 15 minutes)

If you do not have a library card, you must obtain a guest number + PIN from a staff member at the Circulation Desk (1st floor) or the Reference Desk (2nd floor). The guest log on is valid for 3 months. If you lose your guest number before it expires and want to replace it, there is a $1.00 charge for a new log on.

Express computers: The first-floor stand-up computers and the second-floor Local History computer allows 15 minutes for a session regardless of type of log on (no extensions).

NOTE: After a session is over, the computer will reboot and erase all changes. If you are working on a document (Word, Excel, etc.), it will be lost unless you have saved it to one of your own devices (a diskette, a CD-R or CD-RW, or a flash drive) or have sent it to your own e-mail account.

Monday, September 24, 2007

New Library Catalog

The next time you use our online catalog -- at home or in the library (or wherever you are), you may notice a different look. For one thing, if you misspell or mistype a search term, the catalog will often be ready with a "Did You Mean?" suggestion or suggestions. In addition, when you click for more information about an item (reviews, summary, etc.), your computer will no longer have to open a pop-up window: the extra information simply appears under the item record itself. You can also go directly to any page of your search results (instead of having to go in order page after page), sort by relevance, get better "narrow your search" options, and so on. If you have not used the catalog recently, give it a try and tell us what you think.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Genealogy Programs

Annual Dinner
The Genealogy Club of Montgomery County, IN Corp will have its annual dinner and meeting on Tuesday, October 9, 2007. Dinner will be at 6:00 pm catered by Joey. The meeting will follow at 7:00 pm, both held in the Donnelly Room of the Crawfordsville District Public Library, 205 South Washington Street, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

The program will be "Tippecanoe Battlefield: The Space Between" by Robert Campbell, Wabash student.

Reservations REQUIRED for the dinner. RSVP Before Tuesday Oct 2, 2007. Payment of $10.00 for the meal must be made by Monday, October 8, 2007 at the Library's Local History Department. Visitors always welcome. For more information Contact: Dian Moore or Dellie Craig at PH: (765)-362-2242 Ext 118 or 119 weekdays 9-5. Or Email: or


After Hours
Genealogy Club of Montgomery County, IN Corp :"After Hours Genealogy Research" 5:00-9:00 pm, Friday, October 26, 2007. Pizza Supper & Research - no charge- donations accepted towards pizza

5:00 pm Pizza, Donnelly room, lower level
5:45 pm Research in local history and reference area, 2nd floor
9:00 final closing

Advanced arrival (Before 5:00 pm) is required. Visitors welcome. Please confirm your expected attendance by Wednesday, Oct 24th to 765-362-2242, Ext 118 or 119. Or Email: or

Museum Day at the Carnegie

Museum Day comes to Carnegie Museum!

Join us on Saturday, September 29th.

New science projects! Face painting! Lots of family fun!

Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Place: Carnegie Museum
222 S. Washington
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
(765) 362-4618