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Tour update: Life off the road

  • Jun 05, 2020
  • Marissa Gillett
Hi everyone! We wanted to take the time to give an update on our 2020 tour and share what our team has been up to since we returned to Cleveland in March. Like many others around the world, here in Cleveland, we have been staying safe at home. We hoped to be back out on […]

A book lover’s guide to Animal Crossing: New Horizons

  • May 22, 2020
  • Marissa Gillett
I’ll never forget the period of time my family obsessed over The Sims. I suffered for hours sitting through my siblings painstakingly building and decorating their houses. Their obsession lasted well over a year, and I truly thought I would die of boredom, right along with their characters who were dying of starvation. So, when […]

Happy National Bookmobile Day!

  • Apr 22, 2020
  • Marissa Gillett
Traveling with the Digital Bookmobile has given me the opportunity to meet some pretty amazing people all over the country. No matter where I am, I often hear stories from library patrons about the bookmobiles their small towns had when they were kids. This past February, I was lucky enough to meet Karen (Stav) Evans […]

Wait, What is Sora?

  • Apr 21, 2020
  • Joe Skelley
Hi everyone – Joe here! For one of our blogs this month, we wanted to have one of the amazing school partners we’ve visited write a blog post about their experiences using our student reading app, Sora. The blog you’re about to read is from Mr. Shawn Maas, an exceptional Media Specialist and English Language […]

How schools are stepping up for students when they need it most

  • Apr 03, 2020
  • Marissa Gillett
In our last blog, we featured the many wonderful ways that libraries are assisting their patrons during COVID-19 closures, but libraries aren’t the only institutions stepping up for their own. As schools continue to cancel classes for longer periods of time, they are supporting their students in some amazing ways. Educators have recently shifted into […]

Creative ways local libraries are supporting their communities from a distance

  • Mar 20, 2020
  • Marissa Gillett
Recently an unprecedented amount of libraries started closing their doors to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19. In typical library fashion, dedicated library workers haven’t taken their temporary closures lying down. Not only are most, if not all, libraries extending lending periods and suspending late fees on borrowed materials, they are continuing to serve their […]