From the director of the Howell Carnegie District Library

Holly Ward Lamb

In the interest of public health, beginning Friday, March 13, at 5 p.m., the Howell Carnegie District Library is closed. Until further notice, HCDL will be closed to the public. Watch for information and updates.

Things to know:
  • No late fees will be charged during this time.
  • We are working on extending all due dates.
  • The book returns will remain open.
  • We are working on ways to allow limited access for holds pickup.
As a library community, we know how important having an open library is to all members of our community, as a safe place to exist for free and a central access point for many print and Internet resources. Although contrary to our library culture, closing the library to the public is a necessary step to preserve public health and help stop the spread of disease. I apologize for any inconvenience.
Be safe-
Holly Ward Lamb, Director

HCDL Online Resources accessible with library card # and pin #:

Online Resources for PreK & Early Elementary:

Brittanica Learning Zone
Pre K – 2nd grade. Activity-centered learning to explore, play, read, and build technology skills. Letters, numbers, geography, shapes and much more are included.

Early World of Learning
Pre K – 2nd grade. Learn about the World with World Books’ Early World of Learning

Explora for Primary School
Children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedia entries, and an image collection designed for elementary school libraries.

PebbleGo boosts engagement and fosters independent learning in core subject areas. With informational articles and readymade activities, students of all abilities are supported. There are also supplemental resources for educators. This early literacy offering is for young readers in Kindergarten through 3rd grade. (Live Homework Help)
Connect with a live tutor in 40+ subjects including Math, Science and English. Practice skills, get help with homework, or write a paper. Tutors available Daily, Noon – Midnight; other resources available 24/7.

Online Resources for Tax Resources

Federal Tax Forms
View and download federal tax forms and instructions by visiting and typing a desired form into the search box.

State of Michigan Tax Forms
For State of Michigan tax forms, go to to find forms and instructions.

IRS Youtube Videos
The IRS Youtube Channel provides video on helpful tax topics, like Itemized Deduction Changes, Earned Income Tax Credit and more.

IRS Free-File
Free-File is a free service that offers free federal tax preparation and e-file options for all taxpayers.

Online Resources for Hobbies

My Heritage Library Edition is one of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind. Access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries.

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center has books, articles, and videos on a wide variety of hobbies and crafts with detailed instructions and photos.

Home Improvement
Home Improvement Reference Center has articles on a wide range of topics from maintenance to remodeling to decorating.

Small Engine Repair Center has user-friendly, detailed repair guides for all kinds of small engines including motorcycles, boats, snowmobiles, ATVs,tractors, outdoor power equipment, and generators.

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