All new computers for computer lab in Harrisonville funded by a federal grant

The computer lab in the Harrisonville Branch of Cass County Public Library was recently upgraded with all new computers and other equipment.
The computer lab is for public use. The lab contains 21 computers including a trainer computer with digital projector, interactive SMART board technology, and web conferencing equipment.

Read more

Printing at the library just got easier

More library users than ever rely on the library as a place to print personal documents: tax forms, resumes, applications, recipes, assembly or repair instructions, and so much more.
Thanks to a generous donation of $9,827.00 from the Peculiar Charitable Trust, printing at the library just got easier.

Read more

The library tech guy tests weather apps for Android and iOS

With the storm season upon us, and not always having access to a television, we felt like it was a good time to test out some of the current weather applications available for both Android and iOS. Each of the apps tested had some pros and cons, but all the ones listed below did function properly and none required you to create an account. Below I will give some details about each specific app and highlight some of the features I liked about each one in particular.

Read more

Imaging workshop sponsored by the Genealogy Branch

All of us should be concerned about preserving our heritage. If you are the caretaker of your parents’ and grandparents’ pictures, how will you preserve them? If you take pictures now and want your great-great-grandchildren to see them, how will you make sure they will be able to see them?

Read more

All Aboard the Learning Express

In a global marketplace with locally controlled school systems we often wonder how our own children measure up in their education. Seeking to provide our young people with competitive edge to open doors of opportunity, it can be difficult to assess where they stand and in what directions they may need support. Learning Express Library, available through our Cass County Public Library is a resource worth checking out for learners ranging from fourth grade to adult.

Read more

New website coming soon

We have a newly designed website coming soon. It will load faster, has better calendar features, and works well both on computers and phones. We’ve also paid attention to making our most frequently used online resources very easy to find. We’re still working on it. But you can take a sneak peek to see how it is coming along or to see our upcoming September events in the new online calendar.

Read more

5 Intriguing Devices Still to Come in 2013

On a daily basis I work on a number of different devices and different kinds of technology. I truly enjoy getting to see all types of new technologies and see how people are putting these devices to work. This year some truly amazing devices are being made available to the public and I would like to share with you some of the devices I’m most excited about.

Read more

Electronic ABCs: Youth Literacy 2.0

When it comes to building your child’s literacy skills, you can never start too soon. But in a world filled with computers, tablets, TVs, and smart phones, where do you even begin? Many studies have created an unnecessary competition between books and technology. The truth is they are both important in the education of today’s children. While technology should not replace print resources, it’s important not to shy away from technology that might be useful in your child’s learning experience. There are many great digital tools out there that can help encourage kids to read in a fun, new way.

Read more