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APRIL 23, 2007
Do you have a parent, sibling, or friend over age 55 that would like to learn something about using a computer? Businesses and government agencies are becoming more internet based, and often not being able to use a computer effects the speed and convenience of doing business with them. Credit card companies, banks, licensing bureaus, and state and federal tax agencies all offer internet programs for submitting returns, paying bills, and requesting services of all kinds. If you know someone who wants to get connected and take advantage of the public computer access we provide, call 874-3382 for more information.
It’s hard to miss the Power Library icon on our library homepage. It’s large and in living color on the right hand side of the page. But have you gone in and checked it out? If not, please do. Power Library is an AWSOME amount of software that is given to you absolutely free. All you need is a library card. You can access Power Library with your library card number and our library code number from your computer at home. Students, parents, seniors…there’s something for everyone on Power Library. Here are just a few examples for students:
KIDS Discover, EBSCO Animal Encyclopedia, Cobblestones (American history), Time for Kids (Current events,)Facts for Learning, The AcuNet/AP Multimedia Archive,National Geographic for Kids
This just scratches the surface of Power Library. There is so much more, and I would like to list a few of them every so often just to remind you how useful Power Library can be.
Here are a few notes about posting to our blog. You do have to register, but you don’t have to use your name. Get creative. Pick something glamorous. There will be a delay between the time you post and it’s appearance on the blog. Any questions use our contact page to send us an email.
Have you ever tried to remember a name or face from your high school class? The library has a collection of yearbooks from both Frackville High School and North Schuylkill High School which cover the following years: 1931, 1942-1975, 1978-1982, and 1999-2002. These are available for use in the library and are kept in our Historical Room. If you have a yearbook from one of the missing classes and would like it to have a safe home for years to come, please consider donating it to our collection.
Have a happy National Library Week! Come visit your library.
Libraries aren’t what they used to be…. quiet, dusty repositories of the classics where the bookworms among us banded together to wile away the hours reading in blessed silence, or the studious type came to do their homework. Back then, you wouldn’t hear much more than pencils scratching paper and quite possibly a pin drop. For better or worse, those days are gone. Libraries can be noisy, busy places. In fact, some libraries don’t even look like libraries anymore. Those old beat up tables and chairs we used to carve our names into are gone…replaced with comfortable sofas and chairs to lounge in. Libraries now sport coffee bars, and computer labs. We serve a broader range of the people in our communities by offering programs for all ages. Not just story times,and book discussions, but chess clubs, and knitting groups, and computer classes for seniors. This blog is just another way to try and serve our community. I hope you will make good use of it. You can start by giving us some ideas for future programs, or anything else you would like to see us offer in the future. For now, we can’t offer the comfortable couches or coffee, but we will make you feel welcome :-)