Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Library System

April 15, 2011 - 7:02pm
3 years 1 week ago

It's National Library Week and the Muskingum County Library system is launching a new updated online catalog system.

John Mcintire Library's Blair Tom says the new program combines the typical online catalog with more web based features that allow you to not only search for specific books, but also genres as well.

"Mysteries, romance, science fiction, you can view New York Times Bestsellers, you can select to only look at the new titles. In general, all the new additions to...

October 4, 2010 - 1:11pm
3 years 28 weeks ago

If you're a Muskingum County library user, you can now get books in just minutes without ever leaving your home.

The Muskingum County Library System is one of 40 public libraries in the state taking part in Ohio eBooks, which people can download to different devices with the click of a button. Being a part of this statewide consortium is broadening readers' choices of books and saving the library a third of the cost it would take to install another eBook system. Staff say eBooks'...

June 6, 2010 - 7:46pm
3 years 45 weeks ago

When the last bell rings to say school's out for summer, it doesn't mean that kids should say goodbye to their books.

The Muskingum County Library System is kicking off their Summer reading program, which promotes reading, but makes it fun by rewarding kids for participating.

"The program will run the week of June 14th through July 24th and they can register at any of the six libraries in Muskingum County. You set your reading goal as you read books you earn incentives...

April 3, 2010 - 5:23pm
4 years 2 weeks ago


A local woman now has the world at her fingertips.

A few months ago, Heather Burton completed a survey for Connect Ohio on computer usage and needs by Ohio residents. Out of 7,000 people, Connect Ohio chose twelve to receive a new computer and Heather Burton was one of them.

"Well she was just delighted, in fact she was using one of the public computers in the library when she found out. So she is very excited and we hope she will continue to visit the library, but she...

March 24, 2010 - 12:10pm
4 years 4 weeks ago

Changes are coming to the Muskingum County Library System.

The library will be modifying their hours to better fit the needs of the community. Public Information Officer Blair Tom said the library took a survey and analyzed data showing the activity of each branch.

"One thing we kept hearing, especially the 18 - 49 year old demographic needed more early evening, evening and late evening hours," said Tom. "So as a result, we are adjusting our hours effective April 4...

March 5, 2010 - 5:50pm
4 years 7 weeks ago


The Muskingum County Library System has crunched its 2009 numbers and have surprising results.

For every $1 invested in the Muskingum County Library's General Revenue Fund, area residents received $8.93 in library materials, resources, programs and technology. That return on investment is a dollar more than last year. The library system also generated around $2.3 million in revenue.

"$203,000 of that then was local impact, money spent with local businesses,...

February 23, 2010 - 3:59pm
4 years 8 weeks ago

As technology advances, people are finding they can get almost anything off the Internet, and the Muskingum County Library System is noticing that more people are wanting to read books from their computers.

"Following the holidays, we had several inquiries from customers who have indicated an interest in being able to download e-books at their public library, " says Public Information Officer, Blair Tom.

A member of the library's staff recently attended the American...

February 1, 2010 - 6:25pm
4 years 11 weeks ago

Thanks to money from the November levy, the Muskingum County Library System will see funding restored, starting in March, and it is trying to figure out what the people of Muskingum County want the money to go toward.

So, it sought an outside firm that is conducting phone surveys with 300 registered voters in the county.

"The phone survey is asking what kinds of hours, what kinds of programs, what kinds of services and resources would encourage people to continue to use the...

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