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Get Attached to Pinterest

pinterestPinterest describes itself as “a place to discover ideas for all your projects and interests.” But it can also be compared to an online bulletin board. Just like boards that hang on our walls, with Pinterest you “pin” photos and links you find online to different categories, also called “boards.” As with other social media sites, you can follow other pinners. Find and follow our Pinterest account at www.pinterest.com/mpplib.

 

Have Your Webinar, Meeting, or Conference in MPPL’s New Foundation Room

Foundation-Rm

Due to the generosity of the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation, patrons can now have a meeting, conference, or webinar in the high-tech Foundation Room on the second floor.

The room seats 10 and is equipped with a Windows 7 computer with a 50” monitor and webcam. The table includes built-in power and monitor (HDMI) connections for patron devices.

Business Librarian Joe Collier recently used the room to present a webinar.

“Compared to working from a cubicle, cramped office meeting room or noisy coffee shop, the Foundation Room–with its tech-savvy setup and calm, comfortable atmosphere–is the perfect environment for conducting video conferences, Skype interviews, giving webinars or simply hosting a professional meeting.”

Use of the Foundation Room is limited to an individual, a business or group needing to use the equipment available in the room. Permitted usage includes: online conferencing, technology-based collaboration, viewing online webinars, online interviews, and presentations.

Reservations for the Foundation Room can only be made by MPPL cardholders and may be made up to a month in advance with no minimum number of people. Noncardholders can use the room on a walk-in basis only. Use of the room is restricted to patrons age 18 and older. Click here for more information and for our conference room policy.

We’ve Raised Limits on AV Materials

Books on GrassWe try to offer patrons a wide variety of audiovisual materials, from DVDs and BluRay™ movies to CDs to audiobooks to Playaways®.

There are so many types of media to choose from, and so much to enjoy, that we are raising limits on many of our AV materials. We’re even raising the per family toy limit!

Click here to see the full chart of loan periods, limits, and fines.

We hope that these changes make managing your materials a little easier. If you have any questions, please ask at the Circulation Desk.

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