Library software offers unique features

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker.Librarian Renee Beverly hosted the "Fun Ways to Use Your Library" account Nov. 12 at the Austintown branch.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker.Renee Beverly, an Austintown librarian, showed community members gathered how to use the updated library system Nov. 12.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker.Librarian Renee Beverly hosted an event at the Austintown library on Nov. 12 about how best to use your library account.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker.Community members gathered at the Austintown library Nov. 12 to learn how to get the most out of the new library system.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker.Renee Beverly, a librarian at Austintown, hosted an event on Nov. 12 designed to help community members get the most out of their library account after the recent update.

By JESSICA HARKER

jharker@vindy.com

The Austintown library hosted an event on Nov. 12 to help the community better navigate the new library system.

Librarian Renee Beverly ran the event, stating that it was her goal to help the community see the new and interesting features updating the system has allowed for.

“We just want people to better understand what is available to them through the local library,” Beverly said.

According to Beverly, to access the new system community members can still go through the old website address. Once they click through to the search portion, it will automatically direct them to the new page.

Beverly said the software has a number of new features. Community members with library cards are now able to leave reviews on books. They can also save them to shelves for future reads, current reads and finished books to organize their reading. Community members also have access to lists created by library users across the country who use the program, and can create lists of their own.

According to Beverly, the program will also be used as a tool to expand learning about a specific topic, or to get recommendations based on anything the person is interested in.

“The possibilities are actually limitless now, with this program,” Beverly said.

During the event, community members sat in front of computers provided by the library to scroll through the pages on their own.

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