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  1. Put a Website on Your Holiday Shopping List

  2. Libraries Invited to Participate in Pennies for Peace

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Anderson Herald Bulletin
In History: Society marks 125 years
Anderson Herald Bulletin

Autographed Holmes found in BSU library

Fort Wayne Daily News

No more deadlines for retiring columnist, county historian
Franklin Republic

Library Offers Rooms for Business Use
Library Journal

Library Networks in Michigan, Indiana, Agree To Merge
Muncie Star Press

School break not all about vegging out

Seymour Tribune

‘Call of the Wild' lures readers 

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Put a Website on Your Holiday Shopping List

Access Point: A Website Service of the Indiana State LibraryLooking for some sweet last-minute holiday deals? If so, check out Access Point - a FREE service from the Indiana State Library that assists public libraries with the creation of high-quality and functional websites. Twenty-two public libraries have already taken advantage of this offer with several more coming online in the coming months.

The availability of online library information and resources are quickly becoming essential public library services. The program includes many features that will make maintaining a website simple and painless, and the State Library will provide an initial template, training, web hosting and technical assistance. Additionally, it is expected that new public library standards will require that public libraries have a functional website. Access Point is a simple and cost-effective solution to not only meet this standard, but put you ahead of the curve by connecting your community to innovative and practical online library services.

The program is currently for public libraries without an online presence or those having difficulty maintaining their existing site. Learn more at

Libraries Invited to Participate in Pennies for Peace

Pennies for PeacePennies for Peace is an international service-learning program with tens of thousands of participants around the globe. A program of the Central Asia Institute, Pennies for Peace was founded by Greg Mortenson, co-author of the New York Times Bestseller, “Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace…One School At A Time.”  The program began at Westside Elementary School in River Fall, Wisconsin in 1994, when students, through their own initiative, raised 62,340 pennies to help Greg build his first school in Pakistan.

Central Asia Institute’s mission is to promote and support community-based education, especially for girls, in remote regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan. The philosophy is to empower the local people through their own initiative. As of 2009, Central Asia Institute has successfully established 130 schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan, which provide (or have provided) education to over 51,000 students, with a emphasis on girls’ education. Over the first decade of Central Asia Institute’s evolution, their programs and projects expanded to several regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan with an emphasis on education, health issues, environment and cultural preservation.

The program makes it easy for all types of libraries to start campaigns in your local schools and communities through their Pennies for Peace Toolkit. This Toolkit provides several resources to get local programming off the ground and running.

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