Tag: Library

The Recorder – Tilton Library in South Deerfield to welcome patrons back through five-phase reopening plan

Published: 5/14/2021 3:18:13 PM

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The Tilton Library on North Main Street is opening its doors to the public once again, with a five-phase reopening plan set to begin Monday.

The plan, which received Board of Health approval, involves gradually increasing the availability of drop-in browsing and computer use, according to Library Director Candace Bradbury-Carlin. It also involves switching from curbside pickup to foyer pickup indoors.

“Starting with the (phase) we’re doing next week — which will basically be one day a week (of drop-in hours) — people can come in here without having to make an appointment,”

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Portage library, schools want to help you save money on your internet bill | Regional news

About 1 in 5 households in Columbia County do not have internet subscriptions, Eppinger said, and many residents who have them struggle with internet connectivity issues anyway. Since the pandemic started last spring, Portage Community School District has purchased 160 “mobile hotspots” allowing students to connect a computer or tablet to their phone’s internet service.

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“COVID-19 has taught us that the digital divide is far worse than we ever thought,” Eppinger said. “But I think we can overcome it by investing in our community.”

“We can’t fill out the application

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New York Public Library to expand reopening to include computer use, browsing shelves

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The New York Public Library (NYPL) will expand its services when it enters the next phase of its reopening on May 10.

In this reopening phase, library patrons will be allowed to browse shelves for a select amount of time or schedule ahead to use computers. Patrons also can access the research collections by appointment.

The Staten Island branches that will be included in this phase are Huguenot Park, New Dorp, Todt Hill-Westerleigh, Stapleton, St. George Library Center and Richmondtown. Currently, these sites only are open for grab-and-go.

As part of the reopening plan, the NYPL

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Burlington County Commissioners praise start of new device lending program at Burlington County Library System

Burlington County Commissioners praise start of new device lending program at Burlington County Library System

WESTAMPTON – The Burlington County Board of Commissioners applauded the launch of a new wireless hotspot and tablet lending program at the Burlington County Library System, saying the initiative will help close the digital divide and ensure disadvantaged residents can access the internet.

Under the program, BCLS cardholders can now borrow tablet kits and mobile hotspots for three weeks, with the option to renew if there is no waiting list. The library began lending out a limited number of kits last month and continues to

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Library super heroes unfreeze computers, find books and other stuff

Before school started all virtual last August, the new learning management system was rolled out. School staff had to learn six months of training in five weeks. No kidding.

“First it was the media specialists and media clerks, then the academic coaches, along with high-level training for the teachers,” said Tammy Kemp, the district’s lead program manager for instructional technology and media services. “We used the ‘train the trainer’ model and each school site was given staff training based on the support their teachers needed.” 

With each school having at least two staff members (media specialist and academic coach) trained

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Library adds digital content streaming service – Shelby County Reporter


MONTEVALLO – The popular on-demand film streaming service hoopla digital is now available for free at the Parnell Memorial Library.

Montevallo library card holders can access more than 950,000 titles (audiobooks, eBooks, comics, movies and TV).

Content can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the hoopla digital app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.

hoopla digital has pioneered a unique model that allows patrons to borrow content immediately, removing artificial availability constraints and maximizing the power of digital content and Internet distribution.

Technologically, hoopla digital focuses on the latest browser,

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