Thursday, December 27, 2007

The Library Has New Computers

Thanks to a generous grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Springfield Town Library has been able to purchase six new public Internet terminals. These have replaced the old and somewhat slow terminals that had been a mainstay of our lobby and children's room for several years. Each computer is identically equipped, with Windows Vista, CD/DVD burner, Microsoft Office 2007, etc. The computers were locally purchased and assembled through Computers By Ken.

While books and other circulating materials, children's and adult programs, reference and other more traditional library services continue to be quite popular, our free Internet access has become one of our most heavily used services.

In addition to the six Internet terminals, the library also offers free WiFi (wireless) Internet access to anyone with a compatible device.