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Trumbull Public Library Adds Learning Platforms

By Cheryl Bush Public Relations Manager

WARREN, Ohio – The Warren-Trumbull County Public Library is seeking new ways to connect to the community through popular materials, digital services and innovative events.

Our Bookmobile service celebrated 80 years of service in September. Today, the “library on wheels” makes more than 90 scheduled stops across Trumbull County.

In 2018, the library’s 72,000 cardholders borrowed nearly 900,000 items from branches in Warren, Brookfield, Cortland, Howland, Liberty and Lordstown, as well as the Bookmobile. Digital offerings increased in popularity as cardholders downloaded e-books, audio books, movies and music to mobile devices for free through apps or our website at WTCPL.org.

Last year, the library expanded resources for students, adult learners and small businesses with free access to online learning platforms. Offerings include LearningExpress Library with online tutorials, practice tests and e-books; Hoonuit, a database of 50,000 software training videos; and Lynda.com, which offers courses on résumé and cover letter writing, business skills, marketing and creative arts.

Other new services include free digital access to genealogy research from African American Heritage and a mobile printing service that allows customers to print documents from any of our branches using a personal computer or mobile device.

We held 1,311 events in 2018, including computer classes, preschool storytime, game nights and a summer reading program. Our library joined the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten national initiative to encourage parents to read with their children.

This year, the library board is launching a three-year strategic plan to focus on opportunities for outreach and access, expanded partnerships and inspiring a fresh public perception of the library.

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