CPL Receives LSTA Technology Mini-Grant

Great news! The Centralia Public Library will receive just over $17,000 in LSTA funds to implement our Tech It Out! Project through the LSTA Technology Mini-Grant. We have begun planning and ordering technology, equipment, and supplies, and before long, you will see some brand new technology and services in the library, including 15 new desktop computers, a self-check station, two additional computers in the teen section, and two easy access library catalogs.

We will also be upgrading our network with a brand new server and Ethernet switch. September is our planning phase, and we hope to install our new technology in October and November.

This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services Technology act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

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Access Your Library Account Online

All library patrons have access to an interactive online library account where you can:

  • Renew items
  • Check due dates
  • Place holds
  • Rate books
  • Write reviews
  • Make recommendations
  • View lists, make lists,
  • Add books to your 3 shelves: Have Read, Now Reading, Want To Read
  • Change your background/theme to customize your account
  • Make friends from other library patrons in the district and share comments and recommendations to them
  • View the 15 newest items in the library
  • View the top 10 most checked out items at the library
  • And much more!


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  1. All you need is your own LAST NAME and your LIBRARY CARD NUMBER to get started.
  2. Click on the Destiny Library Catalog button above
  3. Click on Create Your Account in the top right corner
  4. Follow the prompts
  5. If you need additional help, watch our brief How To video below

 

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Meet Librarian Caitlin Jeffries

Hello! I have been working at the library since July 2014.  I do a lot of different things in the library, but I would say my biggest responsibility is entering everyone’s library card information.  I have been interested in being a librarian ever since I was a library cadet at Centralia High School for Terri Brunner. I love helping people and watching Mrs. Brunner showed me that being a librarian is a great way to do that.  I graduated from Centralia High School in 2010 and since then I have received my Associates of Arts degree from Moberly Area Community College and my Bachelors Degree from Columbia College.  I hope to one day go back to school and get my Masters in Library Science.  I live with my fiance (Tyler Spears) and our three dogs.  I love to read just about any genre, but fantasy/adventure graphic novels are my favorite.

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