Wednesday, July 18, 2012


The library blog has a new site: . Please join us there for all-new content! Of course you are still free to browse our older posts at this site.

Monday, June 18, 2012

New library blog site coming soon!

Exciting news! The library blog will soon be moving to a new online "home!" An announcement will be made soon to let you know where you can find us. In the meantime, we would like to share the exciting news that our own Joel Langford has accepted the position of Library Director! We are excited and thrilled to have Joel as our fearless leader, and look forward to many, many great things ahead!

Thursday, March 1, 2012


M-F 8am to 5pm
CLOSED Saturday 3/3, Sunday 3/4, and Saturday 3/10.
We will reopen our normal business hours at 2pm on Sunday, March 11.
Have a safe and fun break, everyone!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Andrew Young donates DVD collection to the library

Reinhardt University was honored January 7th with an appearance by former Atlanta mayor and Ambassador to the United Nations Andrew Young. You can read more about Ambassador Young's visit here.

Before he left, Ambassador Young presented the university with a collection of his Emmy-winning series of documentaries Andrew Young Presents. The titles are "Tanzania: Stories of Life," "Rwansa Rising," "what's Wrong with Nigeria?," "Howe We Got Over," "Leaving Selma" and "Stars Fell On Alabama," "Change in the Wind," "In the Footsteps of Gandhi," "Willie B.: The Greatest Ape," "Continent of Opportunity," and "Walking with Guns." These DVDs are now in the library and available for checkout. This donation promises to be engaging and enlightening for our faculty and our students for years to come, and we are very grateful to Ambassador Young. Come check them out! I know I will.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Black History Month display honors military

Greetings all!

In honor of Black History Month, please come by the Hill Freeman Library and check out our special themed display: "American Heroes." This display contains books spotlighting the contributions of African Americans in our nation's armed forces, from both sides of the Civil War to the Tuskegee Airmen of WWII up to the present conflicts. Most of these are from our Triplett Military History Collection, which is one of the finest in the region. Come check it out and honor our heroes.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

ATTENTION EDUCATION STUDENTS (and teachers, and parents, and babysitters, and "inner children)"

I am excited to tell you about one of our newer databases. Education majors, you will find this resource to be priceless! Picture Book Database brings you bibliographic information about thousands of picture books and illustrated books. This is tailor-made for your curriculum. You can search books based on age level, author, illustrator, artistic media, artistic style, character education, literacy ties (from audience participation to interlocking narratives,predictable patterns to phonemic awareness to rhythm and rhyme and wordplay), literary devices, origin, subjects and themes. You can even search specifically for picture books which have been made into movies. Soon they plan to incorporate Lexile and Accelerated Reading measures.

You can tell the people who designed this database were committed to education, too. Not only is it very user-friendly, it also offers clear instructions on how to search and get the best use out of the database, including a full list of subject terms.

If you want one of the books reviewed on the database and we don't have it in our library, you can always contact Stephanie, our Interlibrary Loan Specialist, and see if she can get it for you. You can email Stephanie at (Remember to allow time for the book to ship from another library).

You can access Picture Book Database from our library home page. It will be on the right-hand side of the site under "What's New."

I'd love to hear what you all think of this resource! I hope you are as excited about it as I am.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Irish Roots Music Lesson with John Falstaff

Doing anything Monday night? Do you love music? Would you like to hear about the roots of a musical tradition that has informed and inspired artists as diverse as Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, and Metallica? Then you're in luck! The Year of Ireland and Irish Heritage Program is sponsoring a talk by John Falstaff, the host of "The Celtic Show" on WRFG Atlanta (89.3FM). Mr. Falstaff, a Dublin native, will be at the Hill Freeman Library & Spruill Learning Center on Monday, January 30th, at 6 pm. The music lover and DJ has been sharing his passion for Celtic music on Atlanta's airwaves since the mid-'90s. (I'm completely in awe of the fact that he interviewed Paddy Moloney of the Chieftains--truly the best band I've seen live...EVER). He's also chatted with other luminaries such as Susan McKeown, fiddler Kevin Burke and Riverdance composer Bill Whelan, among others. I can't wait to hear Mr. Falstaff speak!