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Zionsville, IN 46077-0840
Attention! Beginning June 1, 2014, our Pay Library Bills Online page will be redirected to the Evergreen My Account login. There, you will be able to manage your library account and pay all library bills by credit card. A 2.25% or $1 minimum convenience fee, whichever is greater, will be charged for each transaction.
A Tisket, A Tasket, I Really Need A Basket! - 23 Apr 2014
Have you noticed the stacks of baskets located in various locations around the library? These are for your convenience when you’ve got too many books, DVDs, music CDs, and magazines to carry home. All we ask is that you check them out.
Here’s how you do it: You’ll notice a tag attached to the basket with Velcro. Remove the tag and scan the tag’s barcode at the self-check station just like you would for a book. You can also go to one of our friendly Circulation staff for assistance.
When you are finished with the basket, please return it to the Circulation desk and we’ll be happy to check it in for you.
Baskets check out for 3 weeks, just like most books, and can be renewed!
Now you can check out even more books, DVDs, music CDs, audio books and magazines!
Wrigley Field is 100 - 22 Apr 2014
Whether you love or hate the Chicago Cubs, you recognize their iconic home, Wrigley Field, aka "The Friendly Confines". The building with the red sign is celebrating it's centennial this baseball season. Wednesday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks is the official 100th birthday of the park.
Our generation has always know it as Wrigley Field, but it didn't receive that name until 1926. Many of the features of the ballpark that are still there today, were installed in 1937; such as the bleachers, the scoreboard and that ivy on the outfield wall.
One improvement you may remember is the installation of lights in 1988. The owners and fans fought bringing the lights to the field, but finally gave in. They became the last team in the Major Leagues to play night games at their home field.
A first did happen at Wrigley Field. Harry Caray is credited with being the first person to sing "Take me Out to the Ballgame" during the 7th inning stretch. The man with the shock of white hair, and big round glasses led everyone in the iconic tune for over twenty years. To read about Harry's career, read "Where's Harry?" by his broadcast partner, Steve Stone
Wrigley Field oozes history. Who better to write about it than Jerome Holtzman? He was named Major League Baseball's historian in 1999. Starting in 1943, he wrote a sports column for Chicago papers. Before his passing, he wrote the book "Baseball, Chicago Syle" which details the city's baseball tradition. Chicago is the only city to have two baseball teams that have endured. And that is not because they win pennants or World Series. By reading this book, you may discover the mystique of these cross town rivals.
There is no greater baseball fan than George Will. He has written his second book about baseball titled "A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred". Even though the Cubs last won the World Series in 1908, Will is still an enthusiastic backer. Take a leisurely stroll with George, and meet some of the quirky, memorable people associated with the team.
Read about Cubs' icons such as: Ernie Banks, Ron Santo, Billy Williams, Ryne Sandberg, Greg Maddux, and more in "Wrigley Field: The Centennial: 100 Years at the Friendly Confines" by Les Krantz. This book is filled with photographs, and includes a DVD narrated by Lou Boudreau, Jr. featuring footage from the history of the stadium. Do you want to see a clip of Babe Ruth's "called shot"? It's in here, along with many of the historic baseball moments that have happened at the Friendly Confines.
We are fortunate because we're only a day trip away from this historic ball park. If you go, the Cubs may not win, but you can soak up all the tradition that is a game at Wrigley Field.
Where did the fish go? - 19 Apr 2014
The fish tank is a landmark at the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Library and regular visitors want to know, “What happened to the big fish?” Don’t worry; our big fish are happily retired! They get to enjoy warm temperatures, early dinners, and great company at retirement homes around Zionsville.
The baby fish that we have at the Library are going to grow over the next few months and we will get to see them transform into big colorful cichlids. These new fish are happy in their new home, they love to greet visitors, and they even follow visitors when they move in front of the tank! We are so fortunate to have these colorful babies; we are definitely looking forward to watching them grow!