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Harrison County Public Library Adds New Items to Library of Toys

The library announces the addition of three Special Olympics Young Athletes Packs to the Library of Toys. They are recommended for children ages 2- 7 of ALL abilities.

Each pack contains 3 books, 4 beanbags, 2 disc markers, 3 balls, 4 scarves, and a Ring-bound Play Guide. (Please note that the books differ in each pack.)

Reserve your pack through the Card Catalog at or the Corydon Branch Children’s Desk at 812-738-4110. The packs were provided by the Special Olympics Indiana (SOINDIANA.ORG) as a part of the Young
Athletes in the Library program.

The Library of Toys now includes: LovEvery Kits for ages newborn – 4, Adventure Packs for families to use on the Indian Creek Trail, and Special Olympics Young Athlete packs.

Submitted by Diana Lasky

Teen Crafts at the Corydon Branch

New Teen Take and Make Crafts

Submitted by Savannah Wallace

Teens can now pick up crafts to make at home from Harrison County Public Library’s Corydon branch. A new craft will be available each month in the teen scene area of the library. Teen crafts are designed and prepped by the library’s teen volunteer group. This month teens can pick up a kit to make paper hyacinth flowers. All supplies and step-by-step instructions are included in the kit. Teen take and make crafts are for students in grades 7-12 and are first-come, first-served while supplies last.

The Facts of COVID-19

Get the Facts About COVID-19 or novel coronavirus


You’ll find a lot of information about COVID-19 the novel coronavirus on the internet and the media.  You will hear a lot about it even when talking with friends and neighbors.  The problem is, a lot of what you might hear is wrong.  As librarians it’s our job to point you to reliable sources of information.  Here is some accurate information about the virus and sites where you can access up-to-date recommendations for prevention and treatment.


What is COVID-19, or novel coronavirus?

The novel coronavirus is a flu-like respiratory illness.  While there are many types of human coronaviruses, COVID-19 appears to be a new disease, caused by a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans.

How does novel coronavirus spread?

Details about how this new coronavirus spreads are still being learned.  Other coronaviruses spread from an infected person to others through the air by coughing and sneezing, by close personal contact such as touching or shaking hands, touching an object or surface with the virus on it and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes.

How severe is the coronavirus?

Experts are still learning about this disease.  Reported cases have ranged from mild cold like illnesses to severe pneumonia that requires hospitalization.   Deaths have been reported mainly in older adults who had other health issues.

What are the symptoms?

People who have been diagnosed with novel coronavirus have reported symptoms that may appear in an as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus.

Reported symptoms include:

  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath

What can you do now to stay healthy?

Though the risk to the general American public is low to prevent the possible spread of the virus, you are asked to:

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water. Use an alcohol based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Stay home and away from others if you are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces frequently.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.

Should I still visit my library?

If you are exhibiting flu-like symptoms, the Centers for Disease Control and other health agencies advise that you stay home.  We invite you to explore everything we have to offer on our website –  You can download eBooks and audiobooks on Overdrive and Axis360 at this link.

Here are trusted sources of information:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

News and Other Websites

Rightfully Hers – Exhibit from the National Archives

Harrison County Public Library is hosting a new popup exhibit from the National Archives, Rightfully Hers, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment! This exhibit explains the history of the 19th amendment, how women’s voting rights were before and after the 19th amendment, and its impact today. If you would like to know more, feel free to contact Kathy Fisher at her email, or contact the Frederick Porter Griffin Center here.

Stop by and learn more on this exhibit located in the Frederick Porter Griffin Center just behind the Corydon Branch.

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