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Library upgrades technology

Published 8:40pm Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Dadeville Public Library will upgrade its technology with the help of a grant from Auburn University, Tuskegee University and the Public Library Service.

The library has received seven new computers to replace older versions. The grant has given the library four PCs and three Macintosh computers. The grant was part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s effort to expand broadband access to rural libraries.

“Visitors use our computers for anything from typing an e-mail to classwork or homework,” said Amy Huff, library director.

She said the computers are even used to proctor tests.

Huff said the library staff and patrons will soon be trained on how to use the new technology.

The computers are free to use, but require one form of identification.

In addition to the library’s new computers, plans are underway for another summer reading program in Dadeville. This year’s theme will be One World, Many Stories, Huff said.

She said the Friends of the Library will be conducting a bag of books sale on April 30 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.