The Huntingdon County Library has just joined our consortium! They will be migrating in January 2018. This means that the entire Altoona Library District will be on SPARK. Let the sharing begin! Welcome Huntingdon!
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:
PaILS has been mentioned in Compendium, a publication of the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. You can read the complete article here.
The Ralpho Township Public Library is in the news and SPARK is mentioned!
Some of you who have worked in libraries for quite some time may catch the symbolism in this photo. Note the old Gaylord checkout machine next to the new PC. We are happy to announce that the Ralpho Township Public Library in Northumberland County will be joining SPARK this year and, in the process, automating for the first time.