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New 3D pens available in the Makerspace!
SEGOAL 3D Pen SUNLU 3D Printing Pen
Create new objects by freehand or use to combine parts from a 3D print.
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.
African American Read-In 2020
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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 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
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
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.
General view of library lobby prior to ECTC Library Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
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 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!
"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.
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