Announcements and Programs
Take Our Survey
Herrick library is conducting a survey to collect information on how we are doing on a variety of topics. If you have not taken the time yet, please take the survey at the link below. This survey should take just a few minutes to complete and will be available until May 30th. Your input is valuable to us in planning our operations. Thanks for participating!
Afternoon Book Discussion
Thursday, May 28th from 2-3 p.m. This month's book is "The Monuments Men" by Robert M. Edsel. Copies of the book are available in the library for participants to borrow.
The 7 Districts Charter Government
Initiative for Lorain County
Tuesday, June 2nd at 6:30 pm in the Community Room. The initiative proposes to change the County government structure from a statutory form of government to a charter form of government. This means the Lorain County government will be organized with rules and policies specific to Lorain County. Cuyahoga County recently adopted a Charter form of government and other counties within Ohio are considering the change, as well. At the presentation you will learn: the details of the proposed charter; how the 7 districts were created -- each proposed district in Lorain County elects their own local Commissioner; be able to ask questions.
Sit & Knit
The Sit-n-Knit monthly program will resume in fall.
Ohio BMV Practice Tests
We now offer free Ohio practice driving tests and Ohio driving handbooks through the Driving-Tests.org organization. You can take practice tests for an Ohio Driver's License, an Ohio Motorcycle License, or an Ohio Commercial Driver's License. Click on the "Find It" tab above, then click on the "Education Tab" or click here: Driving Tests
Donate to the Friends on Amazon
The Friends of the Herrick Memorial Library are now on Amazon Smile! Amazon Smile is just like Amazon.com, but at Smile you can choose Friends of the Herrick Memorial Library Inc for your charity and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to them at no cost to you.
If you would like to participate, instead of visiting the usual Amazon site go to https://smile.amazon.com/ and simply log in with your normal Amazon account. Your account will work across both sites simultaneously, and you can shop on either as you see fit, but you must make purchases on the Smile website if you want Amazon to donate to your charity. This includes Kindle e-books, but you must buy them from the Smile website to get the donation, not from the Kindle device or Kindle app.
If this is your first visit to Amazon Smile you will be asked to choose a charity organization. In the search box type in "friends of the herrick memorial library inc" and this account should pop up for you to select. You can see your chosen charity at the top of the screen while shopping on the site, it should say "Supporting: Friends Of The Herrick Memorial Library Inc". If you need to change your chosen charity you can find the Change Your Charity option under the Your Account menu on the right side of the page near your shopping cart button. This will allow your Amazon purchases that you make anyway to support your local library through our Friends organization. Thanks for participating!
New Adult Fiction (May) at the Library (updated 5/5/15)
Search for historic area photographs in the Wellington Family Album.
Search an obituary/marriage/birth index to the Wellington Enterprise in PDF format (Updated 5/5/15). Dates between 1919 and 1975 are incomplete in this file, e-mail the library if you want to search in this time period: herrickmemoriallibrary at gmail dot com
Checking Out e-Books
Herrick Memorial Library patrons can download e-books, audiobooks, and other e-materials from the Ohio Digital Library (use the link in the left navigation pane). You will need your library card number and your pin/password. The pin/password can be set up at the library if you have not yet done so. Instructions for accessing these e-materials with various devices are at detailed in the following PDF documents. Any time a document instructs you to find "your library's overdrive website" you can find Herrick's Overdrive website with the "Ohio Digital Library" link in the left navigation panel above.
The following guides are geared toward specific devices:
E-mail a librarian: herrickmemoriallibrary at gmail dot com
Looking for a job?
We have tips to make your resume better and a sample resume
Lorain County Community College offers job counseling, resume help and more
And the State of Ohio has a Job Search and Resume Registry at www.ohiomeansjobs.com
Filing for Unemployment?