Technology Reboot

The Livingston County Library’s goals for 2022 are to reboot technology in both the Main Library and Lillian DesMarias Youth Library. As we have learned, technology has sustained us through the COVID-19 pandemic and continues to define how the library offers services and programming. A major overhaul is needed to get the library’s facilities up to par with current technology. Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft and Robin Westphal, State Librarian, were pleased to announce in December 2021 that Livingston County Library was approved for an LSTA Technology Mini-grant of $28,498.00 for the library’s Technology Reboot Project. With these funds, the library will replace antiquated computer stations at the Main Library; and more computing stations will be added at the Youth Library. In the Youth Library, Smart TVs for programming and two additional early literacy stations have been installed. “As all of the ordered components arrive, the technology the library offers to our community will be enhanced,” says Library Director Sue Lightfoot-Horine. This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

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Youth Library Adds New All-In-One Workstations

The Lillian DesMarias Youth Library recently announced the purchase and installation of AWE Learning’s All-In-One Workstations Platinum 2, the software programs are ages 2-12, that delivers 85+ award-winning, pre-loaded educational software titles directly on the workstation.

“With no internet required, we will be able to offer our young learners a safe learning environment on a digital platform. All content is STREAMaligned (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art and Music, and Math). AWE Learning Stations are plug-and-play, eliminating any need to get our IT team involved,” Jodi Moore, Youth Services Coordinator said. “Our library staff will be confident that children are learning, and not accessing inappropriate content on the internet. The wide variety of interactive content will keep kids engaged, and most importantly they will be learning.”

Educational titles include handwriting (including cursive), e-books (fiction, classic non-fiction, and poetry), coding, sight words, cyber safety and so much more. The content is closely aligned with school curriculum and features a host of administrative controls, including timed sessions and usage tracking.

“The Early Literacy Station is an invaluable resource for our young learners 2-12,” Moore said. “The kids are having fun, and many times they don’t know they are learning!”

Learners and the parents and guardians of Livingston County are invted to visit the Lillian DesMarias Youth Library and explore all the interactive games, and adventures that are included in the AWE Learning All-In-One Workstations. This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State. The library received grant funding as part of the Technology Mini Grant awarded in December, 2021.

For additional information, contact Moore at 660-646-0563 or by email or visit the library’s website,

February 9, 2022 | Constitution-Tribune (Chillicothe, MO)

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