The Year in Review

Cass County Public Library recently released their annual report for 2018. In 2018, the library made many changes and upgrades to library services. With 6 locations, a Bookmobile, and Genealogy branch, these changes impacted residents throughout Cass County.

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National Library Legislative Day

On May 7th and 8th, I had the privilege of visiting Washington, D.C. to advocate for libraries. Since 1976, library representatives from across the country have traveled to DC to meet with their Senators and Representatives and talk about the importance of libraries.

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Logging Onto Library Computers and Wireless Printing

Starting this month, you will notice all library branches will have a new way for patrons to log onto library computers. Cass County Public Library received a grant to install a new computer and print management system called Cybrarian. The system will also allow patrons to print to library printers from any device.

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Online Self Defense

The internet is a big place. Our world is becoming increasingly digital, and many companies, organizations, and individuals store their files, photos, and lives online (in the cloud). It can be easy to take things for granted on the internet, especially since we spend so much time online. Security and privacy are important in our lives, and they should be no less important online.

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Library Funding in Jeopardy

MO Secretary of State, Jay Ashcroft, says that libraries “expand opportunity and unleash potential” in their communities. This year, funding for Missouri libraries faces deep cuts at both the state and federal levels. State funding, through the state library, and federal funding, through the IMLS, helps libraries provide adequate internet connections, materials, and many other services that our communities need.

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