There is a lot of excitement at the Parkland Community Library! New public laptops, new databases, an updated catalog (coming soon), and new toys for kids!
The Parkland Community Library received a grant from Praxair in the amount of
$2,000, which it used to purchase new laptops for the public to use while in
the library and also to update software, including Microsoft Office 2010.
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New databases by Gale are accessible both in the library and outside the library with your library card number and PIN. These databases include Career Transitions, for finding a job, building a resume, practice interviewing with an interactive interview simulation, and more; Gale Virtual Reference Library, which contains searchable and downloadable reference works covering biographies, business, education, environment, history, law, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, nation & world, religion, science, & the social sciences; InfoTrac Newsstand, with over 2500 publications with full-text search capabilities including the New York Times; and Testing & Education Reference Center, with practice tests and ebooks for high school, college and adult learners and career tools are also included.
In the future, the library’s catalog will also be getting a facelift and will be
available not only on your home computer with enhanced features, but also on
your smartphone so you can access it from wherever you are!
Bringing your kids to the library? Stop by the Children’s Department and let them try out the new puzzles and toys.