Residents of Dearborn County, Indiana will now be able to access millions of books and hundreds of resources at the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, thanks to a reciprocal agreement worked out in anticipation of the opening of the new Harrison Branch Library on October 16.�
Effective October 1, any Dearborn County resident with a library card from the Lawrenceburg Public Library District or Aurora Public Library District can receive a library card good at all 41 branches and the Main Library of the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. And Hamilton County residents with a valid library card from the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County will also be able to use the Dearborn County systems.
��We�re really excited about being able to offer services to our nearby neighbors in Indiana,� said Kimber L. Fender, Director-Librarian for the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. �We are also hoping that our customers throughout greater Cincinnati will take advantage of this reciprocal agreement and get a free library card from either Dearborn County system.�
Currently, any resident of Ohio, and residents of Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties in Kentucky with a library card from their local library, can receive a Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County library card free of charge.
�This agreement will enhance the reciprocal agreement we already have in place with the Lawrenceburg Public Library District,� said Mary Alice Horton, Library Director for the Aurora Public Library District. �It will offer our readers one more valuable resource in a state-of-the-art facility.�
�It�s a wonderful cooperative arrangement that will benefit both Harrison, Ohio residents and residents in Dearborn County,� said Sally Stegner, Director for the Lawrenceburg Public Library District. �We�re really excited to have one more option for our patrons.�
To encourage Dearborn County residents to sign up for a Cincinnati library card, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County has extended the deadline for its September �Getting Carded Has Its Privileges� sign-up campaign until October 6. The campaign is geared toward the entire family, children, teens and adults.� Anyone who signs up for or renews a Cincinnati library card during the campaign is eligible to win great prizes.
� 42 Grand Prize Winners will win four tickets to Disney ON ICE presents TOY STORY 2 and be invited to attend a party and receive special prize packagesdonated by Feld Entertainment.
� 50 other winners will also be awarded four tickets.
��Get Carded� at any of the Cincinnati library�s 42 locations and sign up by completing an application. (Applicants 18 or older need some form of identification to verify their address and the signature of a parent or guardian is needed for anyone under 18. Dearborn County residents also need their local library card.)
For more on Getting Carded visit www.CincinnatiLibrary.org or
call 513/ 369-6970.