What is this?!?

5 02 2011

It’s a QR code that quickly connects you to the new mobile library catalog!

You can connect to it two ways:

1) On your mobile phone, you can type in the URL m.vulcan.bham.lib.al.us to access the mobile catalog


2) You need a QR code reader on your smartphone. There are many you can download and install for FREE! We prefer BeeTagg which you can download at the iTunes App Store, Android Marketplace or Blackberry App World.

Then, take a snapshot of the QR code with your smartphone & connect in SECONDS to the new mobile catalog. No typing, sending, or searching.

Lastly, log in to your library caccount, search the catalog, and reserve your items!



Valentines for Children’s Hospital

4 02 2011

Come by the Children’s Department anytime between

Thursday, Feb 3rd – Wednesday, Feb 9th

 to decorate a special Valentine for a child at Children’s Hopsital.

eBooks 101

1 02 2011

Have you recently purchased or received an eBook? That’s great!!!

Did you know that JCLC offers free eBooks for Nook & Sony eReaders? (Sorry, not for Amazon Kindle)

Our friends at the Hoover Library was so nice (and so smart) to put together such a wonderful tutorial, with pictures included, to help every reader be as “teach-savvy” as they need to be with their new eBook!

To get started, click the link below for a step-by-step tutorial of how to get your eBook ready for all the reading you’re about to do!


Got questions still?? Just give us a call at 205-655-2022 and we’ll try to help you find the answer you need.

Got fines?

1 02 2011

Got fines?

During National Library Week (April 10-16), the Public Libraries of Jefferson County are accepting this coupon (pictured on the left) as payment for overdue fines, up to $5.00!!!

Here’s what you need to do:

1) Pick up your copy of “The Reader” newsletter from your local library OR visit www.jclc.org/, click on “theReader”, and look for the coupon in Volume #21

2) Print off coupon

3) Bring coupon inside any Jefferson Couny library between April 10-16th to knock off $5 of overdue fines from your library account.

Just remember: limit 1 coupon per cardholder

Trussville Chamber of Commerce awards library!

16 12 2010


“Father Goose” (Charles Ghigna) featured at 2010 Open House

14 11 2010

This year’s Open House was held Sunday, November 14th in the Children’s Department, featuring author Charles Ghigna. He is a world-renowned children’s poet that calls Homewood, Alabama, “home”. He explained that he wasn’t always a children’s author. He started writing for adults, but truly found his gift of writing for younger readers once his son, Chip, was born. His gift has lead him to world recognition, plus a chance to write for Disney.

We were so excited to have him come visit our library and read some selected passages of his favorite storybooks. Also, “Father Goose” signed several copies of his books for our library patrons, as seen above. For more information about Charles Ghigna or his books, click the link below: http://www.charlesghigna.com/index.html

Thank you very much Mr. Ghigna!!!

Trussville Turns Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

21 10 2010