LCLS to launch new catalog system

First Posted: 3/13/2015

A new digital catalog is coming to the Lackawanna County Library System on March 26. This change will bring convenient new features such as custom user names, simpler searching and a history of material checked out. The new catalog will also include customized lists, where users will have the opportunity to group titles into categories for easy organization.

The catalog will be unavailable from Monday, March 23 to Wednesday, March 25 as we change from the old to the new. On those days, stop by or give us a call at the Abington Community Library for assistance in searching for library material.

Also new on March 26, the Lackawanna County Library System is extending renewals on material for the convenience of every library cardholder. Books, audiobooks and compact discs may be renewed up to four additional two-week periods. DVDs may be renewed up to two additional one-week periods.

Spring is in the air and here at the library we are looking forward to warmer months.

April is National Poetry Month, so be on the lookout for special events. Pancakes and Poetry for Grades 5-12 will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 26 . Share your favorite poetry and enjoy pancakes with all the toppings. Registration required.

Poem in Your Pocket Day will be celebrated on Thursday, April 30, so stop by the library and pick up a copy of a poem to carry with you.

Update yourself on the latest in computers, programming and the digital age by checking out these new titles available through the Lackawanna County Library System:

• “Growing Up Social” by Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane

Children today have countless opportunities to engage with digital entertainment, especially mobile devices. Prevent unhealthy relationships with technology by learning the five A+ skills that every healthy child should master: affection, appreciation, anger management, apology, and attention.

• “HTML5 and CSS3: All-In-One for Dummies” by Andy Harris

This resource includes eight books in one, including “Styling with CSS,” “Creating the HTML Foundation,” “Client-Side Programming with JavaScript” and “Moving from Pages to Sites.”

• “In Real Life: Love, Lies and Identity in the Digital Age” by Nev Schulman

Written by the host of MTV’s Catfish, this book reveals inside secrets about how to communicate safely online without being scammed.

• “Microsoft Office 2013” by Elaine Marmel

Teach yourself visually in this helpful guide that includes clear, step-by-step screen shots. Learn how to use Office programs and create documents, spreadsheets, and more.

• “PCs All-In-One for Dummies” by Mark L. Chambers

This resource features nine books in one, including “Getting Started,” “Troubleshooting and Maintenance,” “The Internet” and “Home Networking.”

• “The PC and Gadget Help Desk” by Mark Edward Soper

Includes tips on troubleshooting smartphones, tablets, cameras, PCs and more.

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