New library tech will read books to you – Park Rapids Enterprise

Kenneth Palmer

Have you checked out the Park Rapids Place Library recently? In accordance to our figures, 26,387 persons walked by way of the library doors past yr. We hope you were being 1 of them! If not, no problems. You’re welcome any time!

Who are the men and women coming to the library? They are people with youthful youngsters searching for a spot to go to get out of the household during the very long winter months. They are distance learners who need a site for basic proctoring products and services. They are work seekers who want to use a pc to develop a resumé.

They are young, and outdated, learners, academics, public schoolers and homeschoolers. They are writers, researchers and retirees. They are voracious readers, reluctant viewers and non-viewers. Community libraries are for every person! With that in head, we’re thrilled to convey to you about some of our latest offerings.

Hubbard County Veteran Providers donated an Onyx OCR Portable Movie Magnifier to be utilized at the library. This ingenious device enlarges printed material like newspapers and publications for small-eyesight viewers.

What sets it aside from other viewers is the OCR, which stands for optical character recognition, the electronic conversion of pictures of typed, handwritten or printed text into machine-encoded text. By its built-in digicam, it can convert that text into spoken words and phrases. We have extra a focused pair of headphones to make applying the magnifier an pleasant knowledge.

You may well assume you really do not require yet another application on your mobile phone, but when you see the new Kitchigami Regional Library app we believe you’ll alter your intellect! Our application enables you to lookup our catalog for a book only by scanning the UPC code. Even greater, you can lookup for – and instantly download – e-books and e-audiobooks from our CloudLibrary and Hoopla platforms with just a few clicks.

Probably best of all for family members, the app enables you to scan numerous cards by employing the Linked Accounts function. Set up this intuitive app so you can look at your checkouts, renew goods, search the catalog, and under no circumstances drop your library card all over again!


Wonderbooks, coming before long to the Park Rapids Region Library, offer read-alongside and understanding modes, and even a sing-alongside method on guides that includes kid’s music.

Contributed / Park Rapids Spot Library

Quickly we’ll be incorporating a selection of about one hundred Wonderbooks at the Park Rapids Spot Library. A Wonderbook is a products which offers the tactile expertise of keeping and reading a physical ebook with paper pages even though also listening to the book browse aloud.

It is a standard e-book with a slim control panel on the inside of cover. The reader can pick out in between examine-together method, learning mode, and, on books that includes children’s tunes, sing-together mode. In finding out mode, you will be questioned stage acceptable concerns about the tale, and your thoughts and thoughts on hearing it.

Our collection will consist of equally photograph guides and chapter guides. We suspect they’ll be a preferred resource of leisure as properly as a helpful discovering device.

Appear see us at the library! We’re certain there’s a little something right here for you.

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