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3D Pens

New 3D pens available in the Makerspace!

SEGOAL 3D Pen                      SUNLU 3D Printing Pen     

 

Image of Sunlu 3D Pen                         Image of SEGOAL 3D pen

  • Create new objects by freehand or use to combine parts from a 3D print. 

New Books

New Books to Take Home!

Check out our New Books, available for check-out. Community members can get library cards, too! Take a look at our New Books list - see if anything catches your eye.

 

Photo of New Books

African American Read-In 2020

African-American Read-In

The event takes place Tuesday, February 18th at 12 pm. It will be held in the library. Bring a poem or prose selection to read. You can also choose from the books available in the library. Many of these will be on display. Refreshments will be served.

African American Readi-In, February 18, 12 pm, Library

Library Displays

Library Books On Display

Come and check out our displays! Check out the books and take them home. We have two displays right now. The lobby case showcases novels written by African American authors. The library case is devoted to LOVE!

Library Display featuring books on love

African American Writers Display

 

Ancestry Database Available!

Ancestry Library Edition Now Available

 Ancestry Library Edition contains over 10 billion historical records,  600 million searchable names and records from over 80 countries (although records generated in the United States are, by far, the most common.) Use Ancestry Library Edition to find records that will help you trace your own ancestry and create a family tree. In many cases you may find that others have already created trees containing your ancestors.

We advise looking first at the Genealogy Guide (available on the library home page under Research Guides.) To get into the database go to the Library Home Page, scroll down until you see Quick Links, and click on Ancestry Library Edition.

Logo for Ancestry Library Edition

  

 

 

 

 

Library Open House and Ribbon Cutting

Library Open House and Ribbon Cutting

The ribbon cutting for the newly refurbished ECTC Library took place on Wednesday, October 2.  ECTC President Dr. Juston Pate and Library Director Katie Meyer said a few words before Ms. Meyer (center, in green) took shears to ribbon. Guests included Brad Richardson, HCCC president; Brian Smith, representing the office of Congressman Brett Guthrie; E.G. Thompson, Hardin County Magistrate; Rene Hutcheson, Director of the Hardin County Public Library; members of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce; and current and former library employees. Entertainment was provided by guitar virtuosos Andrew Rhinehart and Kevin Shank. 

Assembled participants at the ECTC Library ribbon cutting

 

The library open house took place on September 25, 2019. Students and employees attended the event, enjoying the food and the music provided by the ECTC Guitar Club, and checking out the new makerspace, furnishings, games and study spaces.

Slideshow of ECTC Library Ribbon Cutting

ECTC Library Ribbon Cutting

Participants at the ECTC Library Ribbon Cutting

ECTC President Dr. Juston Pate and Library Director Katie Meyer each said a few words before Ms. Meyer cut the ribbon, officially opening the newly refurbished and updated library. Guests included Hardin County Chamber of Commerce President Brad Richardson; Hardin County Magistrate E.G. Thompson; former director Ann B. Thompson; Hardin County Public Library Director Rene Hutcheson; Brian Smith from the office of U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie; members of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce; and current and former library employees.

Librarians talking with Chamber of Commerce member

Librarians with ECTC President, Chamber of Commerce members and representative from Congressman Guthrie's office

Library Director Katie Meyer (on left, in green) talks with ECTC President Dr. Juston Pate; librarian Laurie MacKellar talks with Brian Smith from Congressman Guthrie's office, Cathy Doolin, Business Development Representative at Fort Knox Federal Credit Union and Phil Tabb from Hodges Auction Company

Cake served at ECTC Library Ribbon Cutting

Cake served at ECTC Library Ribbon Cutting

Demonstration of ECTC Library makerspace

Librarian explains the makerspace to community guests

Librarian Laurie MacKellar shows off the makerspace to HCCC members Phil Tabb from Hodges Auction Company (in white shirt,) Cathy Doolin, Business Development Representative at Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, and Brian Smith, DIrector of Economic Development at office of U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie

Katie Meyer and Rene Hutcheson at ECTC Library ribbon cutting

Library Directors Katie Meyer and Rene Hutcheson talk at ribbon cutting

Library Directors Katie Meyer (ECTC, in green dress) and Rene Hutcheson (HCPL, in striped dress) talk together before the ribbon cutting. At left: Brad Richardson, President of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Juston Pate, President of ECTC; and E.G. Thompson, Hardin County Magistrate.

ECTC Library Ribbon Cutting general view

General view of library lobby prior to ECTC Library Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

ECTC President Pate talks with former employee Joy Gardner

ECTC Library Ribbon Cutting ceremony - ECTC President Dr. Pate talks with former library specialist Joy Gardner

ECTC President Dr. Pate talks with former library specialist Joy Gardner. HCCC president Brad Richardson may be seen in the background

Guitarists Andrew Rhinehart and Kevin Shank

Guitarists Andrew Rhinehart and Kevin Shank providing entertainment at the reception for the ribbon cutting ceremony

ECTC music instructors Andrew Rhinehard and Kevin Shank are both classical guitar virtuosos. The ECTC library was delighted to have them perform duets for the ribbon cutting ceremony guests.

Library is Open!

The library is OPEN and furniture Installation Has CEASED! 

Seating area in library with view of garden

"If you have a garden in your library nothing will be lacking"  Marcus Tullius Cicero to a friend

Makerspace in the Library

New Makerspace in the ECTC Library

Come visit the new makerspace in the library. At this time we have buttonmakers and buttonmaking supplies; two 3D printers; a sewing machine, a Cricut machine and traditional art and sewing supplies. For more information visit the Makerspace LibGuide.

3D printers in the ECTC Library Makerspace

New Books

Check out our New Books!

The library adds new books in print every month. New books will appear on the display shelves. You can also see monthly lists of new books using the New Books link on the ECTC library home page. If you wish to receive a list of new books once a month please contact Laurie MacKellar

Library New Book Display

Social Media

Facebook

The ECTC Library has a Facebook page! Come like us at https://www.facebook.com/ECTClibrary/ 

YouTube

We have instructional videos on youtube too.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrWECEWgWdxdrpqlzyidfeA

Library Renovation

Demolished circulation desk

Library Circulation Desk Post-Demolition

Remnants of very old carpet; bookshelf removal

Remnants of very old carpet; bookshelf removal

Take-down and removal of library bookshelves

Take-down and removal of library bookshelves

New floor and trash in empty library lobby

New floor and trash in empty library lobby

Librarian

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Laurie Mackellar
Contact:
270-706-8439