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Pueblo Library creates online branch

Posted at 4:08 PM, Apr 23, 2020

COLORADO SPRINGS — According to a release from Pueblo City-County Library, they have created "The Library @ Home, " that serves the community from anywhere at anytime online. The community will have access to an abundance of e-resources, virtual programming, at-home learning resources, and much more.

"So closing the door means not having the resources that the community is used to by having a public library," explained Nick Potter, from Pueblo City-County Library. "So immediately we started to create a hub so that we can create a virtual semblance of what the library offers our community

The district just invested more than $35,000 to purchase an additional 8,000 titles to add to the website. With a PCCLD library card, people will have access to e-books, digital magazines, downloadable audiobooks, streaming movies, music, television shows and online research and learning tools.

For students that may be struggling with online learning, the library offers a free online service HelpNow to help students in all subjects, from kindergarten to college age. There id also a Learning Express Library 3.0 service that gives students free practice tests for standardized testing, including GED, SAT, ASVAB, ACT and computer lessons.

Though social distancing requires limited engagement, the library staff is still available via "The Talk to a Librarian." This service allows the community to call the library's mainline and connect with a librarian during normal business hours.

For more information, check out the Pueblo City-County Library on Facebook or on their website here.