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.
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 Tunkhannock Public Library, haling from the beautiful Endless Mountains region, is the latest to Go Live and is the first SPARK library in Wyoming County. Welcome!
We are pleased to announce that the Bangor Public Library is now live on SPARK! Congratulations to Janet Kichline and her staff. They will make a fine addition to the SPARK community.
We are pleased to report that the Public Library of Catasauqua in Lehigh County is now a member of PaILS. SPARK will be their first automated system. They will be going live in 2018. Welcome Catasauqua!
We are pleased to announce that the Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity is now live on SPARK! Congratulations to the staff who displayed a great attitude and an indomitable professionalism throughout the migration process. Welcome to the Evergreen community!
These serious folks are participating in an Evergreen Hackfest at the Evergreen International Conference that took place on April 4-8 in Covington, KY. The Hackfest was sponsored by PaILS. Squash them bugs!
We would like to welcome the Federated Library System of Bedford County to SPARK. This includes these libraries:
Bedford County Library
Everett Free Library
Hyndman-Londonberry Public Library
Saxton Community Library
As you can see, the move to SPARK generated community excitement: