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Thursday, May 09, 2013 12:15 AM


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DELPHOS — The board of trustees of the Delphos Public Library met for a short meeting Wednesday afternoon to discuss a few matters, one of which was the passage of the library’s renewal levy Tuesday evening.


“I just want to say congratulations to Kelly and the rest of the library staff for the passing of the levy because that’s so exciting,” President Leila Osting said. “The percentage of yes votes showed that people in Delphos obviously support the library.”


The levy passed by 88 percent in Allen County and 85 percent in Van Wert. It has raised the library $49,000 a year since the last renewal and comprises 13 percent of the library’s annual budget.

In other news, the library is looking to make it easier for patrons with eReaders to have quick access to downloadable content.

“We thought it would be a good idea to have a download center for the eBooks,” Rist said. “We have an extra computer and an extra desk that we’re not using and all we need to do is get a new monitor. It will be really close to the counter, so we can help people download eBooks onto their readers and that’s all we’ll use that computer for.”

Rist told the board members to be on the lookout for even more technology advances in the near future and to expect the library to find ways to keep up.

“Libraries are becoming more user-driven because of the technology we have today,” she said. “People are always wondering how libraries will survive in the future with all of this technology they have coming out but we’ll just keep evolving with it. That’s what we do.”

Also on the horizon is an upgrade to the library’s website, which will include changes in appearance.

“It will no longer be blue,” Rist said. “Go look at pretty much any other library website and it’s blue. We’ll be doing something else because it’s boring to have the same color as everyone else.”

Last Updated on Thursday, May 09, 2013 12:26 AM

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