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Discover how libraries of all sizes have successfully used Edge to advance key community outcomes.

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Barton

Barton County Library

Edge pushed Barton County Library to maximize its technological impact within its community by expanding its computer offerings, and by acquiring a Wi-Fi printer as well as a portable projector for multimedia presentations. Thanks to this leadership, Barton County Library partnered with community organizations such as the chamber of commerce and the City of Lamar, improving their knowledge about the programs and the availability of technology at the library.

Caruthersville

Caruthersville Public Library

After completing the Edge Assessment, Caruthersville realized that the library needed to step up its privacy protection for the digital devices available to patrons. Following this insight, the library installed privacy screens, tightened filters and added security software to the library’s computers. The library also increased its investment in providing digital training and learning resources.

Geneseo Public Library District

Geneseo Public Library District used Edge to develop an action plan that focuses on improving digital literacy among staff and patrons, and to build strong partnership with community members that led to several funding opportunities.

Guthrie

Guthrie Public Library

Guthrie Public Library used Edge to address digital literacy concerns in various ways such as one on one computer tutoring, mobile device classes and early literacy electronic tablets for children. The library also implemented a bookmobile service with a mobile hotspot to address county communications infrastructure. Edge also benefitted the library by reengaging the staff and providing free training that also served as team-building.

Independence Public Library

Independence Public Library used Edge to align its services with the evolving needs of its increasingly tech-forward community. Edge helped the library realize it could have a significant impact in helping local residents explore and begin training with new technologies. To serve that need, the library developed Maker Space to Go kits that allowed patrons to take home cutting-edge interactive learning devices.

Mascoutah Public Library

Mascoutah Public Library used Edge to update the library website, equip staff with laptops and employ individuals from a wide range of ages.

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Miami Public Library

Edge helped shape Miami Public Library's technology plan, and helped the library realize that they needed to pursue more training on technology and adopt more assistive technology to improve digital literacy.

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Reeves County Library

Reeves County Library used Edge for data to support their decision making processes. It helped build relationships with the county commissioners, and also helped the library meet national standards of accessibility.

Steger-South Chicago Heights Library

Steger-South Chicago Heights Library identified key benchmarks they could improve upon easily without breaking the bank. The library also offered digital literacy classes, and made sure that their efforts were publicized, even making the Chicago Sun Times, the Chicago Tribune and the front page of The Citizen, a local newspaper.

Sullivan-Co-Blountville

Sullivan County Public Library

Sullivan County Public Library incorporated Edge benchmarks into its planning as a framework for where the library should be. They have especially focused on managing technology resources to maximize quality as well as providing access to digital content and enabling community members to create their own digital content.