Catasauqua Library Joins SPARK-Automated for the first time!

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PaILS is happy to announce that the Public Library of Catasauqua went live on SPARK yesterday! Catasauqua joins the other Lehigh Carbon libraries already on SPARK– Coplay Public Library, Dimmick Memorial Library (Jim Thorpe), Emmaus Public Library, Lehighton Area Memorial Library, Lower Macungie Public Library, Palmerton Area Library, Parkland Community Library, Slatington Public Library, Southern Lehigh Public Library and Whitehall Township Public Library. The Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative (LCLC) libraries will share common patron borrowing policies and common circulation policies, giving local patrons a seamless library experience.  Catasauqua was not automated before joining SPARK, so this is the first time the public has online access to Catty’s 18,000+ items.

PaILS and SPARK is happy to play a part in helping the LCLC libraries in their vision of “Growing communities together”.

 

lugeneCatasauqua Library Joins SPARK-Automated for the first time!

Welcome to Lower Macungie Library!

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Today the Lower Macungie Library in Macungie, PA goes live on SPARK! The library serves Lower Macungie Township and Alburtis Borough in Lehigh County. Welcome to Kathee and Natalie and their staff and patrons.

lugeneWelcome to Lower Macungie Library!

Welcome to the Lehigh Carbon Counties Cooperative Libraries!

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This week SPARK welcomed six new libraries. Dimmick Memorial, Lehighton Area Memorial, Palmerton, Parkland Community, Southern Lehigh, and Slattington went live on SPARK on Thursday, August 16.

They’re joining three other Lehigh-Carbon Libraries –Emmaus, Whitehall and Coplay  in SPARK, and soon Lower Macungie and Catasauqua will join. Catasauqua is not presently automated,  but will be when they join SPARK! Congratulations, and WELCOME to all!

lugeneWelcome to the Lehigh Carbon Counties Cooperative Libraries!

Potter Tioga Library System Live on SPARK!

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All members of the Potter-Tioga Library System are now live on SPARK! Here they are:

Blossburg Memorial Library
Coudersport Public Library
Elkland Area Community Library
Galeton Public Library
Genesee Area Library
Knoxville Public Library
Mansfield Free Public Library
Oswayo Valley Memorial Library
Ulysses Library
Westfield Public Library

They join the Green Free Public Library in Wellsboro which has been on SPARK from the beginning. This brings the number of live SPARK libraries to 111.

Red libraries are 2018 migrations.

Scott ThomasPotter Tioga Library System Live on SPARK!

Resource Sharing Trials Posts Big Numbers!

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On October 3rd the Lackawanna County Library System, Cambria County Library System, and Altoona Area Public Library began a resource sharing pilot. This was the first time non-neighboring, non-related libraries have shared resources via SPARK. During October 628 items were circulated to patrons through this pilot, and this is just the start. Thank you to the staff at all of these libraries for making this a success.

Scott ThomasResource Sharing Trials Posts Big Numbers!

Shamokin-Coal Twp. Public Library Goes Live on SPARK!

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The Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library in Northumberland County is now live on SPARK! A big thank you to Equinox and everyone who helped to migrate them in record time. They were on an older system with a fragile server. Getting their data out before the server blew up was a challenge, but we did it! Welcome!

The migration wasn’t THAT scary.

Scott ThomasShamokin-Coal Twp. Public Library Goes Live on SPARK!

Lehigh Valley Libraries Now Live on SPARK!

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We are please to announce that the Allentown Public Library, the Easton Area Public Library, and the Bethlehem Area Public Library are now live in SPARK! These are large, vibrant, forward-thinking libraries, and we are thrilled to have them.

Dawn Fritz, Dan Solove, and Peggy Nichols from the Bethlehem Area Public Library check items into SPARK for the first time.

Scott ThomasLehigh Valley Libraries Now Live on SPARK!