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CANFIELD, Ohio - In a time of ever changing technologies, public libraries continue to reinvent themselves.

Thursday, The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County unveiled it's design for the new Canfield Library. The branch is already one of the most used locations in the Mahoning Valley.

The library's new building will be constructed at the same site as the current library, 43 W. Main Street. The current library will be demolished.

The new design and floor plan will be more than three times the current location's size.

"This is a well circulating branch for it's size, so we know a collection could definitely stand to be expanded," said Executive Director Heidi Daniel. "It also gives us the opportunity to incorporate new technology and new elements we see in modern libraries that we can't incorporate into the current structure."

While it's too soon to know exactly what those technologies will be, since the completed project is still about a year away one possibility is what they call a "technology play ground."

"You can go in, you can sit on the iMac if you've never used one before have a chance to look at it, you can compare Windows Surface, to the Google Nexus, to the iPad. You can look at a Nook or a Kindle if you are thinking about an E-reader," said Daniel.

The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County already offers several digital services.

The Library's Mobile App allows users to reserve and renew material, have material sent to a specific location for easy pick-up, also access the library's database to download items like audio books.

Other apps the library offer include:

"Hoopla:" for streaming movies, television shows, audio books and music.

"Zinnio:" used to download magazines.

Users can also sign up for text or email alerts to notify you when a book is over due.

"Technologies have not made us more outdated they've made us more viable than ever," said Spokesperson Janet Loew. "Our librarians, people should think of the as "Google" as a search engine because they can help them navigate the Internet."

 

For more on the digital technology offered by the library, visit: www.libraryvisit.org

For more on Canfield's new library and design, visit:www.libraryvisit.org/canfieldproject

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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